Awesome! Wonderful! Amazing! Wow!
These are the kinds of words that come to mind when I reflect on the growth of ALCC over these past 32 months. In fact we have doubled our Sunday Morning Worship! While these are wonderful things, they do come with their own set of challenges. Even with the addition of another Sunday morning worship service we are still out of room in some very critical areas. Most pressing is our need for additional children’s space as well as bathrooms and common areas.
With this in mind we are beginning our fundraising for an expansion of our children’s areas, our bathrooms, as well as creating overflow room for our sanctuary.
The initial estimate from our architect was 2.3 million dollars but through much prayer, brainstorming, and commitments from many of you to volunteer labor, skills, and time we have cut that figure all the way down to $600,000! On top of all of that, we have committed to doing everything we can to maintain the church’s debt-free position and we believe that we will raise the entirety of the $600,000! Wow, all of that is exciting!
Over the next few months there will be many, many messes, long days and short nights for many of us, but together we are about to accomplish something truly remarkable. Having been in this position on several occasions before, I can tell you that nothing brings a group of people closer than a common vision and working together to make that vision reality. While my body is not looking forward to the next few months, my spirit is!
Please consider being a part of this work. There will be something for everyone. We will need people to demolish existing structure, cook, clean, set up, and tear down. We will need carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, drivers, laborers, and a host of other jobs. There’s something for you! If you want to meet people and get involved here’s your chance.
When we are done our momentum will increase even more. Our growth will not only continue but the rate will increase! More new faces will appear weekly and people will be saved every week! I’m believing for all of that and you can make it happen.
I know I can count on you!