Dear Church Family,
As your pastors, the last 9 years have been some of the most wonderful years of our lives! God has moved in such an obvious way in our church and community and it's been simply amazing to be a part of His plan! Our family often talks with excitement at what God has done. We have grown from eight-something people in the summer of 2009 to almost 300 in our average Sunday attendance and we are still growing! Our community outreach programs such as our annual Backpack Extravaganza and our Trunk or Treat events average attendance in the thousands and the church continues finding creative ways to meet our community's spiritual and physical needs.
The most exciting changes we have experienced have been the individual lives and families that have been touched by God's amazing love. That really is why we are launching this building campaign. There are simply more people that need His touch and we need more space to adequately meet their needs of our growing church family AND meet the needs of our community.
We have all seen the brokenness in our community: Poverty, Alcohol/Drug Addictions, Broken homes and rampant Hopelessness have taken a toll on our area. But we know that our God is greater! We have seen Him push back the darkness and we believe that God is saying, "It's Time!" It's time to come into a deeper understanding of who God is and who we are in Him. It's time to connect to the body of Christ like never before. It's time to grow into people, the church God has created us to be. It's time to love and serve one another like never before. It's time to go out into our community and bring in the lost and hurting. It's time to rebuild walls in our community. So, like Nehemiah and others who have gone before us, we are choosing to put action to our faith and watch God do great things in Sharp County. IT'S TIME!!!
Our goal is for each member and family in our church to Pray and ask what God would have them give for this project, Believe that He will supply the need, and Give in faith to fulfill the vision. We have included information in this packet regarding the planned building project.
The design you have seen from our architect is what we believe will meet the needs of our church and community now and in the future. It will require Great Faith, but we serve a Great God!
Tricia and I love you guys and we thank God for you. Let's partner with God to take back our community for His Kingdom.
Pastors Chris and Tricia