Happy 1st Birthday Geeks Under Grace

I sit back and reflect today on one complete year in service with Geeks Under Grace. I am overwhelmed at the response we have received from the public. The lives that have benefited from the creation of this website, not only our viewers, but our staff as well.
One year ago today I was a nervous wreck of emotions and feelings regarding what GUG would turn out to be. After focusing so long on a ministry surrounding video games, geek culture was a territory I had no experience in. I had always been pretty geeky about comic books and games, but I didn’t know the first thing about anime, cosplay, books etc…
I took an inkling I had that God was prompting to go bigger than what I was comfortable with. With little experience, a bit of extra money and an idea I stepped out on faith to launch Geeks Under Grace. The response was incredible! When I put a call out for writers there were more than I knew what to do with. With many writers came the need to bring on some volunteer editors to ensure our articles looked professional and read well. As we expanded I felt like we needed teams to head up various responsibilities within the organization. We needed video folks, PR folks, streamers, admins and marketing personnel.
I knew I couldn’t do it by myself, it would be impossible. Rarely does God have us to go alone on any journey. We’ve suffered some crippling losses of staff over this year, but we have built a product that we can all be proud of. We now have the brainpower and ability to take our idea and passion for reaching the geek culture for Jesus. Without Him, we’d just be fans of a thing, with Him we are an unstoppable force.
To this date we have over 40 people who tirelessly volunteer for next to nothing (and mostly nothing) monetarily to compensate them. They do this from the bottom of their hearts because they believe in what WE do here. We have since become a Non-Profit Corporation, able to conduct ministry for the education of geeks and the churches they attend. We have a Board of Directors who pray and make decisions for the betterment of our ministry. We have a Youtube and Twitch team who have done some incredible work to raise money and entertain the community we have built.
We have a Community Group full of over 1000 people who genuinely love each other and the Lord in a way I could never have imagined. We have people who have met through Geeks Under Grace that are in relationships, we’ve had those whose lives have been saved, salvation been solidified through the obedience to an idea.
Geeks Under Grace is nothing without the people. I could leave GUG today, and it would thrive because it was built on the promises of God, and the desire to see His kingdom grow. These are just mere words for me to show my appreciation for all WE have done over this past year, and I am so excited to see what God has planned over the next. Your support, your prayers and your desire to see Jesus preached has been what has helped us thrive.
You have put aside your denominations, your theological arguments and have said above all things, “we agree on Jesus” and for that reason alone I have the utmost confidence that we are built on the most solid of foundations.
So, happy birthday to YOU, all of you, who can stand with me and proudly say “I am a Geek Under Grace!”

Drew Koehler

Founder and writer for Geeks Under Grace. Christian, Husband, Father, Sailor and Geek!

3 Comments

  1. Maddie on June 28, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I read the thumbnail as kek instead of geek.

    I am meme-loving trash confirmed.

  2. Rob M. on June 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Praise the Lord!

    Excelltarticle, Drew! I’m looking forward to another year (and many more beyond that) with GUG!

    • Rob M. on June 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Excellent article, even!

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