Please continue to pray for God’s favor and guidance this week as we continue to wait for word about the huge “ask” that actionchurch made last week. I don’t have any new information to add…but this morning I was reminded of some “old” information that I thought I’d share…
1. We are moving somewhere. It’s been very clear since last October that our time at club 19 was coming to an end. I am so thankful for the kindness and generosity of the owners for allowing us to stay on this long…that’s the amazing story. But our time is clearly ending very soon.
2. So far every “simple and sensible” solution has failed. I really thought it would be a “breeze” to find a new venue. There are SO many vacant spaces open at good prices. I had no idea that finding a “next size up” venue would be so difficult. (Personally I think the difficulty has been a good thing as it has forced us to rely on God instead of whatever puny resources we have.)
3. We are a church called to action…not to an “eternal” building fund. Venue rental has always been one of our biggest expenses. I don’t expect that with any move that will change. It’s expensive to rent or purchase large commercial spaces. It’s important that we have a place to meet. However, if that is the ONLY reason we meet…if our only call to action each week becomes raising money for some “giant thermometer building fund” we will not be doing what we set out to do. (I am praying that God provides us with a place where MORE people can meet at a cost that is less per-person…so that together we can do MORE to serve others)
4. With God all things are possible. The above three facts don’t seem to go together. In fact, they seem to set up an impossible scenario. I’m fine with that…that gives God a great opportunity to do something “unmistakable”. It gives us the opportunity to learn to obey Gods “whispers” (even when they seem a bit crazy). We have the opportunity to put more of our faith in him…and less in ourselves and “our plans”. That’s what I’m praying for. I hope you will join me.
26 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26