Dear Friends & Partners,
Melissa and I would like to share some exciting news with you regarding the church and bring you up to speed on a few recent developments and an opportunity we believe the Lord has brought to us. Great things are happening!
In January of 2016, the Lord began dealing with us about the future location for our church and, shortly after that, we discovered a piece of land that was for sale in that same area. We continued to look at it over the course of 2016 but when 2017 began, it seemed like this was something that we needed to pursue. So, in March of this year, after much prayer, planning and discussion with our board, we decided to make an offer on that property. The offer was less than their asking price and the seller ultimately decided not to accept our offer… but what happened next is the reason why we’re sharing all of this with you.
The day after they turned down our offer, we received a call about the land immediately next to that property (we didn’t even realize that it was for sale at the time). As it turned out, this property was bigger, nicer, and it had a building on it! To make a long story short, after negotiations, we are going to be able to purchase the larger property with the building for about half of what they were asking for the first property! I believe that this is what I was praying about at the beginning of 2016 and that this property is going to be the future home for our church.
Let me share some more details with you. The land sits about 5 miles SW from our current location on Route 71 and is visible from Route 126 in Yorkville, not far from Route 47. The building on site, once renovated, would give us more square footage than our present rented facilities and would enable us to double our sanctuary space. This would be a great first step in the short term and, with a total of 34 acres, the new property would also allow for much future church growth and expansion.
One reason we are excited about this opportunity is because our current lease expires at the end of February in 2018. Once we meet our initial goal, we could be in our own building on our own property in a matter of months! We believe that this is a window of opportunity for our church to go beyond our boundaries. This is why we are launching the Beyond Boundaries Project. We believe that the Lord is positioning us to make a greater impact and together, by His unlimited grace, we will take the land… I believe that the Lord is with us and that we are WELL ABLE!
Along with this letter you will find more detailed information about the Beyond Boundaries Project and how you can be a part of it. We’re simply asking that you pray about supporting this project to help us advance the Kingdom. We believe that our best days are just ahead! Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers and support.
Much Love & Blessings!
Pastors Jordan & Melissa