In our worship services this morning, Pastor David will be introducing two teams of church members who have been diligently working towards expanding and enhancing our church facility and property. The Project Oversight Council has been charged with evaluating our current need and will be managing our expansion projects. The Inspired to Grow campaign team has been charged with educating our congregation about the projects and facilitating the effort to raise funds for the projects.
Our current need is great. The lease on our current entrance expires in a year and a half. We've reached our limit on available preschool space. Our grade-school children need secure dedicated space. We need to provide permanent specialized space for our youth. Some adult small groups have been meeting in closets and other non-traditional spaces.
The Inspired to Grow campaign seeks to address these needs. But we can only do it with your help. We are asking that you do two things: be informed and be in prayer. We will be holding town hall meetings on March 19, 21 and 22. These meetings will meet in Room 112 at 6:00 pm each night, are open to anyone, and will be full of information about the projects.
As you pray, please pray for our pastor, our church staff, the members of project teams, our church family and all those participating in the campaign. We hope that this will be a time of spiritual growth in the midst of the physical growth in our church. Let's all be committed to prayer to see how God would use each of us in this campaign.
The campaign officially launches on April 2. We will gather in worship at 9:30 am followed by a church-wide brunch. There will be no small groups on this Sunday. The worship service will be a time of praise, challenge and prayer.
During the month of April, we will be providing a daily devotional booklet. These devotions have been written by the pastor and several church members and are guided by the Inspired to Grow theme.
We would like to receive all commitments to the campaign by April 30, so that we can announce the total committed on May 7. I am always amazed by the body of Christ and am pleased to be working alongside the hands and feet of Jesus.