"ASK, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN TO YOU; SEEK, AND YOU WILL FIND; KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED TO YOU. FOR EVERYONE WHO ASKS RECEIVES, AND THE ONE WHO SEEKS FINDS, AND TO THE ONE WHO KNOCKS IT WILL BE OPENED.” - Matthew 7:7-8
The time is upon us to take the next step in our church. We are so thankful for the journey that began in the hearts of people years before we ever had our first official meeting - people we didn’t yet know, who hoped and prayed for a church plant in Lake County. The generosity and support of Parkside Bainbridge laid the foundation for us to come together and grow as a church family. We are grateful to have rented Lakeland Community College these last 5 years during the infancy season of our church plant. However, it’s now time for us to set down permanent roots in this community. To let the community know, we are not just renters here temporarily, but we are lifelong residents here to stay.
God has answered our prayers by leading us into a purchase agreement of an existing 12,000 square foot church facility in Willoughby - a facility that is right in the heart of Lake County. This new location is central to shopping, the large manufacturing community, some of the most populated areas in the region and just down the street from many of our regular attenders.
Moving into a renovated and newly expanded permanent facility will give us the chance to grow our church body and strengthen our community. It will grant us the space to develop more outreach opportunities to meet the needs of the people and herald the gospel inside and outside our church for years to come. The first building phase on this site will provide us with permanence in this community.
Prayer birthed this church and will move us into this next season of building. What we need now is prayer & financial help. Parkside Bainbridge has committed $500,000 and has called on us to raise the same amount. With God’s grace, we are confident that it will be done. We are building for a new season of growth because we believe our best years are yet to come. So I am excited to ask you, will you join with me during this special time in the life of our church?
Pastor Scott Kennedy