By: Jeremy Young
Back in May of last year, we started a 2-year initiative called Multiply. We believed God was asking us to:
- Multiply generosity in us
- Multiply Equippers among us
- Reach Families
We set a goal for the people of our church to generously give $2 million BUT Multiply was never meant to be an end in itself. With about a year remaining if we meet our $$ goal we will not have necessarily arrived. Multiply has always been a means to accomplish our goal of “Multiplying Gospel Change. For Broken People. On Purpose.”
And Praise God, we do see the generosity of the people of our church further enabling us to accomplish the vision that God has given to our church.
One of the components of Multiply was to find a larger gathering space for our church, specifically a larger space for CityKids. We’ve been working with a realtor for over a year and together we’ve kicked over a lot of stones but we’ve not found anything that has fit us.
Additionally, some of you might have heard that our neighbor, Gold’s Gym, is trying to move and have asked if we’ve considered that location. Yes, we have considered it and we are asking questions about it but it looks like it would only be a short-term solution given the price of the space and the age of the building.
Since there are many of you we thought it would be a good idea to give you an idea of what we’re looking for in case you see something or know someone who is thinking about selling/donating their building/land.
- Size of
building- At least 15,000 sq ft.
- 5-10 acres
- Enough parking for 250 cars (2-3 acres)
- Within approximately 3 miles from our current location
- We’d prefer to buy over lease
We’re trusting God to grow us and lead us wherever He will. Regardless of our space, we want to delight in Him and not fear that our kid’s space is not ideal.
Please pray with us that the way we love God and love one another would bring us deep joy and contentment that far outweighs what we think is not comfortable or ideal.