We want to see God fulfill His desire to make us a people that are truly satisfied with all that He is for us in Christ Jesus. We envision a church that longs to express and live the joy of knowing God and declaring His glory, so that every adult and child influenced by our people and our ministries are inspired to see, savor and treasure our Lord Jesus Christ.
As the Holy Spirit helps us to establish a God-centered, Christ-exalting and gospel-focused ministry, we anticipate God will provide us with spiritual and numerical growth. As numerical growth happens we want to be prepared to make the adjustments and changes in ministry structure to help us continue to progress in ministry and obey the Great Commission. As the following verses indicate, we are not trying to be presumptive toward God and His plans, but humbly prepared to fulfill His purpose in our church ministry.
James 4:13-15 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
Proverbs 19:21 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
For planning purposes we have defined four stages of growth and facility expansion.
Stage One – As we reach 150 to 160 regular attendees we will prayerfully consider going to two services. (We did this in March of 2011.)
Stage Two – When we are between 250 and 300 in attendance our hope is to have the financial means to build a new church facility to hold 400 to 500 people. Our future facilities will be attractive and functional without being opulent.
Stage Three – As we approach 400 to 500 in attendance we will start making plans to plant another church in our city.
Stage Four – Over time we would like to see two additional churches planted along the Front Range in cooperation with our sister congregation (our previous church plant).