Our spiritual and relational growth as Christians has been met with strong cultural opposition in our country, cities, workplaces and schools. News stories, statistics, divorce rates and the effect of digital media all point to an assault on the youngest in our midst. It is a daily battleground where we fight for the hearts of our most impressionable and vulnerable. With the urgency of God’s compassionate heart, it is time to press back against the darkness. It is time to invest our lives in a battle that we cannot afford to lose. Now is our time to surge forward, to rise up, to not back down. “The Surge Initiative” is how we will deepen our walk with Jesus and multiply, disciple, equip and deploy this next generation. We believe this season will be unlike any we have shared together as a spiritual community, but this requires more than just strength or will power. It requires us to be in step with the way Jesus served those around Him.
Our culture of gospel-centered teaching and disciple-making has led to a population that exceeds our current space both presently and for the foreseeable future. After months of prayer, discussion, and spiritual insight, our elders unanimously arrived at five challenging objectives for the next five years to further our mission. It is time to invest our lives in a battle that we cannot afford to lose. Now is our time to surge forward, to rise up, to not back down.
Rick, Greg and Kevin share with our members and leaders The Surge Initiative and its intent to increase our space (relationally and physically) for our children as they move through middle school, high school and become college students and young adults.
Our bylaws require a membership vote on any new construction. In order to proceed with the plans outlined in the video and brochure our members must approve this 6 million dollar project. Ballots will be available November 5. The deadline for submitting a ballot is November 17.
Our 2018 Annual Operations Budget will be presented in service, Sunday, November 19. The Surge Initiative vote will also be announced. Ballots for the Annual Operations Budget are due December 4.
Attend a question and answer session on Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Resource Center. Sessions are on the following dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29. No appointment is necessary.
Both and email and a message are required.