Transform Update

 

August 2019

August was an EPIC milestone month as we celebrated the groundbreaking and watched the dirt move!

The cumulative surge of generous giving got us here, and our collective faithfulness to obey God will help us to succeed.

As Nehemiah declared when he was leading the massive building project in Jerusalem, “The God of heaven WILL help us succeed" (Nehemiah 2:20).


After the groundbreaking and the sign went up, there has been more public buzz about our project. It is natural to express excitement about "the new church we are building."

However, Jesus gives us a different perspective, "...I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).

Did you catch that?
1. The church is not "ours," it's HIS church.
2. HE is the one who builds it, not us.
3. That "church" is ramming the gates of hell not cloistered behind walls, and those gates won't stay on their hinges (yesss! God is greater!).

This is one of the incredibly helpful (though admittedly disorienting) things about the new Community Commons facility we are building - it forces us to embrace Jesus' paradigm about the church and not a cultural one.

We can't build a new church, and we can't invite people to attend church. The church is not and cannot ever be a building or service, it's a family of his followers committed to living out his mission. And it will triumph over the powers of darkness.



Prayer Updates

Good news: God answered our prayers and provided more subcontractors to bid the work needing done. Competitive electrical bids are the last big hurdle in the bidding process. Thank you! Also, there are new, exciting opportunities emerging for our existing building on Broadway. We are working out more specifics in the coming weeks and will be sharing how God is leading at an upcoming Vision Night on Sunday, October 13.


TRANSFORM Giving Progress

Through the month of August, we have received around $674,446 in TRANSFORM giving. We praise God for that! We also ask Him to provide the motivation and means to continue to give toward our Spirit-led TRANSFORM pledges.

Lord Jesus, You're the King and everything I have is Yours. Help me right now to be a wise steward, to carefully allocate these resources You've entrusted to me according to Your purposes. Please open the heavens to pour out blessing - not TO me, but THROUGH me. Enable me to fulfill and even exceed the amount You've put in my heart to give. For Your glory in the saving of lives now and forever, Amen.


Learn more about the Transform campaign here.

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Luke 6:38 (NLT) Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.


LifeSpring Community Christian Church


803 E. Broadway St. | Harrison, OH 45030
Corner of Harrison and Broadway



513.202.1070
info@lscommunity.org





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