For the past several years, God has directed our steps and provided us with our future home. Dad purchased the Safari Dr property over seven years ago. Our attempts sell our Sam Ridley Property stretched over five years but not until 2017 did we start seeing movement, with our first closing in 2018. The initial sale gave us the freedom of being debt free, and the closing of the next two parcels will allow us the capital to cover a large portion of the construction. We have spent the past year in many board meetings, architect meetings, engineer meetings, and finance meetings to make the best decisions to fulfill the dream of Phase 1 at the lowest and wisest cost. Equipped with a vision to reach our community and the wisdom of the leadership and elders, we are certain that the time to act is now.
We have now kicked off our capital campaign called “Forward in Faith.” We are trusting God and working to raise necessary funds to move into Phase 1 of the new campus. We are anticipating:
- An expanded children’s ministry space, larger nursery facilities, and multiple classroom spaces.
- A larger sanctuary space to hold more families - equipped with optimum acoustic design, sound, lighting, and visual media.
- A larger gathering or “common” space, including a café area, for seating and fellowship.
There will be multiple small group opportunities for all members to discover more information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with specific questions. I hope and pray that you will be a part of this important campaign as The River moves Forward In Faith.
With much Excitement,Pastor Aaron Minick
PS. Make sure you are at our May 19 service. This will be one of the most historical Sundays for our congregation. We will come together in the culmination of this campaign and celebrate with a children’s carnival and lunch for the entire congregation.