In January 2016 we began a new Sermon Series and spiritual growth campaign, called Growing to Serve. This event was planned as a result of a unanimous decision by the church on Nov 17, 2015 to go ahead with the expansion of our facilities. This decision was based on more than just aging facilities, or cramped quarters, but it is a recognition of God’s faithfulness and the work that He is doing among us.
As a result of this eight week spiritual growth campaign we saw people come to know Christ, and grow in their relationship with Him. We also challenged people to make a giving commitment to the building project with a goal of reaching $500,000 in three years. Not only did people respond enthusiastically, but we exceeded our goal by over $70,000.
During this time, a building committee has been working diligently to prepare for this vision to be realized. A new set of drawings have been submitted by Dickinson and Hicks (Site Plan, Lower Level, Main Level). These drawings will be the basis on which we will build the new facilities, with the goal of starting in April, and a completion date of Dec 31, 2017.
Our mission statement is clear – that we are to invite people to join us in following Jesus. Growth isn’t an end in itself—by nature it multiplies. It expands and reaches out. This building is only a symbol of what God intends to do in us and in our community. We want to be known as a people that love and serve others. We are growing so we can serve.
Check out our latest Growing to Serve Vision Brochure (Nov 2016)
The Growing to Serve Campaign (Jan – Mar 2016)
There are many components to the Growing to Serve campaign, including:
- A 7-week sermon series
- A Growing to Serve devotional
- Community events on Sunday, February 14 (Carnival) and Saturday, March 19 (Movie Night)
- Ministry Fair on Sunday, February 21st to help you find a place to serve where you are gifted and passionate
I hope you will take a step of faith and get involved. We’re praying for a miracle!