Check it out… there we will be. The first floor office on the left (slightly hidden)! We are so thankful for the opportunity to already be “in” the downtown as Emmaus is renovating its artsy center. New retail spaces. Newly renovated store exteriors. A newly landscaped “triangle.”
We are in the process of painting and designing the space – such that it will be useful and warm and a place for community rest. My hope is that we will be able to host the work of various local artists inside our office, such that we get walkthru traffic simply by saying: “come check out our local art.” What an opportunity to display the creation of those in our community who are reflecting the image of their Creator. What an inroad for conveying the gospel that redeems all things!
I have spent the week working on my fundraising “packet” – letters and funding plans and demographic/personal bios. If all goes as planned, we will mail many out next week! If you know of anyone who would desire to participate in a kingdom church plant in the North East, please send them my way! firstname.lastname@example.org.
God is at work in the admistrating this HUGE transition. Pray for Cornerstone families who are praying about surrendering to the call of church planting. Pray for a sacrificial spirit to suppress all of our “preferences” as we jointly prefer to plant a church to God’s liking! A church OF the broken that is FOR the broken in our community BEFORE him who binds up the broken hearted!