As part of the Facility Planning Committee, and later the Building Committee, I’ve had a peek into the discussions of the Elder Board as they came to the conclusion that they wanted to proceed with adding space to our building. They met to discuss what a future expansion would and wouldn’t be.
First and foremost, the building would be a tool for growing God’s Kingdom and reaching people for Jesus. This building isn’t just about us. They wanted to be sure people who visited here had space for their kids, could easily find a parking spot, and had an open chair to sit – that they wouldn’t be turned away for lack of space for them.
They wanted space so that we didn’t have to limit any of the ministries we have or hope to have.
They wanted to use our spaces to invite our community in, to learn what it means to be a united family that loves God and loves others well.
The Elders want to be obedient to what God is doing, and it seems He is bringing families and individuals here where they hopefully find love, truth and hope.
The board was clear that the building won’t: make people want to serve more, inspire people to worship God more, make us look more important, or make people take more pride in our church.
For these reasons and many others, the Elders feel that we are following God’s will by proceeding with a building expansion project.