Monday, April 27, 2015

Epic Day Announcement! (in case you missed it...)

Epic Announcement #1-  Over the last 8 weeks, we have seen 265 children, teens and adults make decisions to follow Jesus through our outreaches and services at our various locations! People are experiencing the freedom and life only God can offer! We have never seen a season of souls coming to know Jesus like the one we are currently in, and we pray for God to continue to move in and through our campuses igniting hunger, urgency and passion.

Epic Announcement #2-  We are taking the next step in our Decade Of Destiny vision by making room for growth. In order to do this we are moving our FL Christiana weekend services to Octorara Area High School this September (pending contract approval), increasing our capacity to a 900+ seat auditorium. This step of faith will enable us to reach more people than ever before with the message of grace and hope while we await the necessary changes for the future land purchase and relocation (via county legislation)

  • Will we still have 2 services on Sunday morning?  Yes. Multiple services provide more opportunities to reach our community, and it is strategic for us to maintain two services as we think and believe big for our future.
  • How long will we meet at Octorara Area High School?  Our hope is to build a new facility on Rt. 41 over the next few years so that we can have a greater impact and be a bigger blessing to our community.  FL Christiana will become a mobile campus for our Sunday morning gatherings until that time. This is all a part of our 10-year vision. 
  • What about the children's ministry?  All of our FL Kids programming will remain the same, only it will be a set-up and tear-down environment (as it is done at our FL Coatesville location).
  • What will we do with the current church building in Christiana?  We will continue to use this facility for our youth ministry, special services, conferences, groups and as our central services/church offices for all locations.  Our hope is that we will find a buyer for this property prior to the opening of our new facility.  We are looking to put it on the market next year.
  • Will our Quarryville location still launch this September?  Yes.  Heading into this fall our focus will be to continue to build small groups and train our volunteer teams in preparation for the future.  We will launch MONTHLY gatherings during the week beginning this September but we will wait until January 2016 to begin WEEKLY services.  We will continue to raise money through our Freedom Life Foundation for the launch of this new campus.  Pray for favor as we pursue a rented facility that will be the birthplace of this next great move of God.  
  • What can I do to help?  Many people are wondering what they can do to help move the vision forward faster.  I want to encourage you to pray, give and serve.  Get started in our Pathway of Purpose process and join our Dream Team because our teamwork will make the dream work! (Click here for more details.)

We have witnessed God do amazing things so far this year and now is the time to step up and to step out in faith for our future.  People matter to God and my desire is to reach the future before the future reaches us!  I am so pumped to write a new chapter in the story of this church and I invite you to write it with me!