Good thing the church is the people, not a building
Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Jen Chappell
Have you ever read the statistics on church planting?
They aren’t great. Dismal at best.
Facts are, most church plants are not successful. It’s not for lack of passion or trying, its because- for lack of a better explanation- its just a really hard thing to do.
We wrestled with the statistics. For months, even years. Thought about taking the easier route. Fortunately, God has a bigger plan for us and no matter how hard we tried to ignore it- we decided to listen.
So naturally, this has had it ups and downs.
More ups than downs to be exact.
Our first preview service went off without a glitch. Our attendance was at our goal, and we even had 3 (yes THREE) people commit to Christ that day. Exciting to say the least.
Our team is phenomenal. We have selfless volunteers that set up and tore down, worked long hours without complaining. Moved chairs up 4 flights of stairs. Drove around looking for penguin costumes.
This was as good as a first service can get.
So with the victories, also come the struggles.
We found out this past Saturday that the building we thought we were going to be using is no longer an option. So, with our second preview service scheduled for March 16th, we need to find a new building.
The reason I am writing this is not to alarm people, its simply to state that God has been faithful in the past, and we have no doubt that He will continue to be faithful in the future.
We are in the process of finding a new building. Unfortunately, this can take some time. Our team is working around the clock to find something temporary by March 16th to hold our second preview service as planned. The plan is to be in our new permanent location by our Easter service, April 20th.
As soon as we finalize the details, we will let everyone know. Stay up to date through website or twitter @Roccitychurch.
If anyone has questions or issues, please let us know. We don’t mind talking about it. Its not a touchy subject. Prayers are also appreciated.
We still believe, even more so now than ever, that God called us to the city. To be something different. One issue with a building isn’t gonna stop us!!