It’s hard to imagine that in January of 2017 we will celebrate eleven years since opening our facility on Robertson Road. It was in 1998 that we purchased the 40 acres, with no clear understanding of how it would be developed. It would be eight long years until we would move in, and countless faithful saints made sacrifice after sacrifice in order for us to actually see what God had planned.
Before us now is a bold new step toward an even brighter future as we seek to connect with a growing number of young families, whose children are the future of not just our church, but our world. And, we will retire our debt, so that even more financial resources will be freed up to serve the children and youth of our community, and their families.
With the heavy lifting our Joel Team has done over the past three years, it is clear that the direction we are headed is God-breathed, and just what our church needs to be even more effective at our Mission: To make Christ-followers who change the world. It is our turn now to build on the sacrifices that others have made on our behalf, so that Lighthouse will remain a vital force for Christ and His Kingdom for years to come.
I hope that you have been praying for this project using the prayer, “Lord, what do you want to do through me?” It has been on my heart for months. I want to invite you now to begin that prayer if you’ve not done so, and to pray about sacrifice. Not nearly enough of us have considered this biblical principle when it comes to our faith. If all of us sacrifice, we will not only reach our financial campaign objectives, but exceed it.
These are such exciting times for Lighthouse as we seek to realize even more, the will of God for our church. I pray that you join me in seeking it together.
Your Servant in Christ,
Frank Briggs, Lead Pastor