From 0 to 5.9 in 6


dragsterIn March of this year God opened before New Venture an opportunity of its lifetime. That opportunity was to acquire property for current and future development. Progress and growth had, let’s be generous with this statement, leveled off for an extended period of time. Something was needed to produce forward movement again in the life and direction of the church. Momentum was lacking and all efforts to generate it were falling short.

God, in his timing and wisdom placed before us this open door. With a tremendous amount of faith the church accepted the challenge, rallied its resources and energy and stepped through the door. In six short months the church has gone from a zero position of standstill to acquiring 5.9 acres of land for current and future ministry development.

Here’s the timeline He has taken us through:

                Early March, property purchase presented

                Mid-March, offer made on property and accepted

                April, lending institutions approached and funding secured

                May, first three weeks, capital campaign presented

                May 19, commitments made by New Venture for more than $250,000 to the project

                May through August 18, $92,000 collected for down payment

                September 10, 4:00 PM closing on property takes place

So, from early March through early September God took New Venture Christian Church from 0 to 5.9 acres and a ministry center in 6 months. Isn’t He awesome? Only he could have done this in this way.

Now, here is the timeline for the rest of the year.

                September 13, dumpster arrives for demolition job on the house

                September 14, preliminary demolition day

                September 21, all church demolition day

                October 5 second demolition day if needed

                October-November, remodel house/ministry center by contractor with church participation

                November, move into new ministry center as base of operation for New Venture  Church

So if it has been 0 to 5.9 in 6, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.


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