It is no secret that we are running out of space at the movie theater. With our time restraints, we are not sure how to add another service. We already have two services and two video venues each week.
In November, I shared with our church that the elders were praying about a specific facility as our possible next home. However, we wanted to make sure we were not simply executing a good plan, but were being led by the Spirit. After much prayer, we have decided not to pursue that location. I am so thankful for these men who are sensitive to God’s leading and not simply following a formula to grow a church.
On December 6th, I announced to Southbridge that while we do not yet know the exact location, we believe God is calling us to step out in faith. In January 2010, we plan to launch a financial campaign called The Bridge Initiative, to raise money for our future facility. When our church began, people stepped out in faith and made sacrifices. God has blessed that by making an eternal difference in many lives. We believe during these still early days of this church, it is time for us to take our next steps of faith, and it is going to mean sacrifice for each of us. God is doing a special work here at Southbridge, and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of it.
I will post some Frequently Asked Questions about The Bridge Initiative over the next couple of days.