In 2016 our church plant publicly launched at Meadow Glen Elementary School. It has been the perfect home for us the past few years, but being a mobile church with no space of your own limits what you can do ministry-wise in significant ways. We’ve been praying for God to provide a permanent place for us to gather on Sundays and throughout the week. Recently He opened up an option that we are very excited about!
924 E. Main St resides in the heart of Lexington, right off I-20 with quick access to surrounding areas. It is currently an empty warehouse that we will upfit into an auditorium and plenty of room for our ever-growing Kidtown ministry on the other side.
We are thrilled about the idea of having our own space to host Sunday Gatherings and space for kids that doesn’t have to be packed in and out of a trailer each week. This will free up a lot of our serving time and energy to be used in other areas of ministry.
In addition to Sundays, we look forward to using this space to host Member Meetings, LifeGroup events, LifeGroup Leader Meetings, Student Groups, classes, Bible studies, Kids Week, seminars, and Family Worship Nights. We also envision this space being used for community and outreach events.
Our hope is that all of our current and future kids would grow up to think about this space fondly as a place where they learned about Jesus and his grace, how the church is designed to be a family, and how to leverage their lives to help others know Jesus. We even want this move to be something that trains their little hearts to ask God to meet needs that we can’t.
We’ve been saving up for a move like this for the past few years, and by God’s grace we have a large chunk of what we need to make this move happen. But we still need to raise some upfront money to help offset the costs of the down payment and upfits.
Our initial fundraising goal to be able to buy and renovate this building to suit our needs is $185,000.
We also have a stretch goal of $250,000 that would allow us to renovate the space more ideally.
Move In Goal
We know not all of our members or attenders can afford to give a large chunk at one time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. To help offset the mortgage, utility and maintenance costs, we are also aiming to raise our monthly giving by $4000. This will also help us with any unforeseen expenses as we transition into a permanent space.
Ways to Pray
For clarity that this is the next move God has for us.
That He would make it clear and remove any obstacles as we move forward.
For God to move in providing the upfront and monthly funds needed to make this move happen.
For God to use this building to draw people far from Him to himself.
For God to work in reconciling ways through our church in this building. To break addictions, heal marriages, set the lonely in church family, stop generational sin, help the impoverished, and place orphans in families.