It seems like we’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the new building to get get going. BUT, after the 4 month delay brought on by the county, we are now back on track and moving full steam ahead! We’re turning in plans to the county, getting initial approvals, and hope to be able to plan a ground breaking soon! I know it’s hard when we can’t see the “visible” progress, but we’re moving!
Wade and Nate S. are busy getting the new stage built. It is a little bigger than our current stage and will be able to fold up and out of the way against the wall so we can better use our building during the week. Once the new building is up we will have room to store everything currently in the worship area. The new lobby will also allow us to add more seating for our services. The idea is to get the most use as possible out of our space so we aren’t sinking everything we have into building. I’ll have drawings posted at Church this week so you can take a look!
I want to ask a few things of you while we wait…
1) Be praying for fast approval of things through the county
2) Invite your friends. If you believe in what MPC is doing and the impact we can have, make sure to invite those who don’t have a Church home. Be praying for opportunities and then take advantage of them!
3) Consider your giving. Our progress is only limited by the resources God provides through His people. As we move closer to building obviously our budget will need to increase. If you are able to increase your giving it would be greatly appreciated. But, I don’t want you to give just because we are building. I truly believe giving, either to a local congregation or to other Christian causes, is a great way to develop a healthier relationship with God. We are committed to working with the resources God has given us, giving away 50% of everything committed at the beginning of each year to outside ministries, starting new congregations because they are the most effective way to reach new people for Jesus, and living within our means. As always if you give and then find you can’t meet the needs of your family we will give you everything back no questions asked (other than if there is any other way we can help!)
4) Commit to finding a way to serve. It’s been AMAZING to see so many people stepping up recently. From the guys who have been working hard to make our property look fantastic, to those who work in the Cafe, greet on Sunday mornings, and teach our kids. You are making a difference! If you haven’t found your place yet let me know and we”ll help you find a place to serve with joy!
I think the reason I’m so impatient is because I can’t wait to see what God has in store. I hope you are eagerly anticipating our future too! As always let me know if I can answer any questions you have or if I can serve you in any way.
It’s so good having you here as part of the MPC family!