Five years ago, the Lord surprised us when 8 acres and a 30,000 sqft building dropped on our laps! Since then we’ve worked hard to maintain a strong relational focus. We’ve also taken strategic steps to make use of what we’ve been given as a platform for Kingdom impact. Each step has been a step of faith, and the Lord has continually shown Himself faithful - providing for our every need in astounding ways!
In Fall 2017 we laid out a long-term strategy to establish a full-time ministry center on our Rt 52 property. The project is called ON THE MOVE. It’s based on when the Israelites were about to cross the Jordan to take new ground in the Promised Land. Joshua called them to fix their focus on the Lord and follow His lead.
That’s what this next step is about– fixing our eyes on the Lord and following where He leads! The scope of this project is larger than anything we’ve taken on before – that’s both daunting and exciting! It means we’re desperately depending on the Lord to go before us and direct us every step of the way. God is up to something, and this is another opportunity for us to be part of it!
Countless architectural hours have gone into designing a strategic ministry center that will enable Lakeview Community Church to increase Kingdom impact.
Over 140,000 people live within a 10-mile radius of our property. Most equate church with a building. The space will give us the opportunity to engage many who wouldn’t consider attending a church that meets at a school.
The trend today is for people to belong before they believe. LCC already has a “contagious community”. The design has been laid out to complement that - it’s inviting and spacious, and there’s plenty of space for people to sit over an open Bible and a cup of coffee,explore faith issues, and experience Christ-like community.
Children are a top priority for many who settle into this region to raise a family. We’ve been blessed with a thriving children &student ministry. By investing in space for them, we’ll have the opportunity to also reach out to entire families!
The design includes lots of flexible-use areas that can be set up in a variety of ways throughout the week, plus be made available as a resource to our local community. And we’re planning on giving the exterior enough of a facelift to make it a more welcoming sight to our neighbors.
ON THE MOVE is so much bigger than us! It’s about opening up an opportunity for countless numbers of people to make their way to a place where they can find hope, discover grace, grow in God’s love, and experience lasting life change from the inside out - for generations to come!