One of our adventures to tackle in 2015 is our new auditorium. Greyback, the construction company overseeing the project, will be handing the keys over to us in a relatively short time. That means our first phase is pretty much complete and we will be moving on to our second phase: interior furnishings, as well as exterior projects and parking lot.
The entire building project has been a huge step of faith for Emmanuel. As a leadership team we are amazed at the provision of God and the speed in which the building has been raised—even during a time of transition. We have been able to honour, although tightly, our “every dollar borrowed is a dollar raised” policy.
However, next week we’re launching a new month-long pledge campaign called the “Open Door Drive.” We realize that the last time we emphasized pledges was almost two years ago, and we want to give more people an opportunity to contribute to this project. We also want to better track the regular contributions to the building fund so that we can budget and plan well going into this next phase.
The fact of the matter is we won’t have occupancy of the auditorium until we do the exterior work of drainage and pavement. This requires finances that we simply do not have yet. If you have been waiting to contribute to the building project, now is the time to step forward. I ask you, in the days ahead, to be in prayer as to what role you can play in helping us Open the Doors of the building. Everyone is at different stages when it comes to their finances, but the expression remains true: every pledge regardless of size helps. This is our church, this is our building, and we’re all in this together. Wait until you see the math of how much can be raised when everyone contributes! Let’s see what God wants to do in us and through us as we sacrificially work together in faith to overcome this last great hurdle.