September 29, 2013
Dear Grace Life Family,
We are entering a daunting, yet exciting time as a church body. With the growth of our church family, as well as the constraints of time and money that are imminent we are needing to investigate the possibilities of purchasing property and/or existing buildings. In eight days Marshall Shannon of Ministry Design Concepts will be introducing himself and his ministry: Monday, October 7 at 7pm.
This is a special member’s meeting. No voting will take place. This is a time to get to know Marshall, ask questions, and begin to discern God’s will. We meet at Cypress Mill II Rec Center: 14710 Mills Park Ln, Cypress.
Four reasons why we need to consider this opportunity:
1) We have seen significant growth the past fifteen months. Thirteen months ago we averaged in the high 20’s/low 30’s. We are now averaging 80+ people every Sunday. At the current rate of growth, God willing, we could be nearing 100 by January or February of 2014.
2) Our lease with the school district is coming to a close. We will be leaving Goodson in the Spring of 2014. We are in conversation for an additional one year lease. CFISD is considering our request.
3) Researching property and existing structures takes time, lots of time. Let’s use this time wisely to investigate existing opportunities.
4) Marshall & Ministry Design Concepts know churches. I am not a church builder. I am a pastor whose responsibility is ministry of the Word and prayer. Thankfully we have men and women within our church body who have experience with property, land development, even church buildings. It is wise to consider a man who has overseen the building of dozens of churches and guided hundreds of churches through processes like we are about to undergo.
I want to encourage you to clear your calendar and attend with a prayerful spirit!