CBC started this adventure into our next steps of ministry in 2016 when the Lord led P.J. to share with the Elders the INVITATION that the Lord brought to him. It is time to become the multi-cultural church that the Lord is building at CBC. This was the invitation and set things into motion. At that time we informed the School that we would be needing to have access to all of our property at all times so that our ministries might increase in their time and scope. Since 2016, while waiting for the school to move, we have had the “establishment” of the Arabic Fellowship moving into a larger Arabic Church and we watched the Lord establish an Indian Fellowship on Friday nights. We have participated with the Lord in “Building” His kingdom with over 30 people naming Him Lord and the Light of Christ changing their lives. More recently we are watching him establish greater ABF involvement, Women’s Bible study now runs morning and evenings and we have a youth group that is 80% multicultural. All of this is CONFORMATION of what the Lord INVITED us to BUILD back in 2016. We also believe that one of the most effective and Christ like models that the church can effectively take the transforming light of Christ to our community is through Counseling. Through the Lord’s invitation and people “Pulling Together” we launched Celebrate Recovery in the fall of 2017 and it is doing transformational work in our own Church Body as well as those outside CBC! This is more CONFORMATION that the Lord is BUILDING His work at CBC!
Now comes the AFFIRMATION! The biggest step in arriving where God is leading is now. We have had the Lord provide two buildings that will allow an entire new Children’s ministry to grow and flourish as well as building to form a COUNSELING center / Offices / Bible study rooms. We could never have afforded to purchase these buildings and bring them on site, let alone deal with all the red-tape with permits and approvals. God has CONFIRMED that what He led CBC in taking steps of faith back in 2016 through great and tremendous opportunities. But we need to “PULL TOGETHER” by making these building usable and functional as well as updating our MONUMENT SIGN.
AFFIRMATION is the action and testimony of the people that they buy in and see what the Lord is doing! This is your chance to say you want to “PULL TOGETHER” by jumping into our BUILD campaign this Summer. You can see the work to be done in the pictures and you can see the monumental task we have in front of us. We can do this with the help of our PEOPLE! Specifically, I believe the Lord has been working in the background to do the impossible already and it is my hope that in the midst of the campaign we can announce some very exciting news about the miraculous work of the Lord that is currently in motion.
What are the goals?
- $40,000 total raised gets both building totally retrofitted and like new for the indefinite future.
- $10,000 raised by mid-July gets one room in the Children’s Ministry Building done.
- $10,000 raised by mid-August gets the rest of the Children’s Ministry Building done hopefully for grand opening on September 9th
- $10,000 raised by end of September to start in on Counseling Center
- $10,000 raised by mid-November to finish Counseling Center and new Offices and Bathrooms
Special funds being added for remodel of our Monument sign which will reach thousands daily to communicate there is a church here. (hopefully done by October)
How can you help? Prayerfully see what the Lord would have you do – maybe you know others that believe in a project like this? Those who were excited about Lifetime Summer Day Camp(?), this allows us to possibly bring that ministry in a highly functional capacity. A fantastic Outreach tool!
Click on the donate button and make sure your designation is to the “BUILD CAMPAIGN” – and then PRAY that the Lord works above and beyond so there is a great story!!!
This is not possible for our little Church – but if we BUILD with the Lord’s help and PULL TOGETHER – we can do all things through Christ!
Very excited for each person who affirms what the Lord is doing through this process and helps us PULL TOGETHER!