The last three years have been a test of our patience, our courage, and our faith as a church. We sold our previous property at 18th & Harrison, believing that God was leading us to a new facility for increased growth and impact. Our three-year search has taken us to the four corners of our city; we’ve seriously considered repurposing existing properties; we’ve explored plots of land all around Quincy; we’ve done research and due diligence on multiple sites. Through all the twists and turns, our prayer has been the same: “God, may you alone lead our steps.” Again and again, our elders have repeated: one God-led plan is better than all of our own best plans, ideas, and strategies! For over three years now, we’ve sought to follow in step with His lead.
And indeed, God has led. As I had the privilege to announce on Sunday (9/24), LifePoint Church is now the owner of 7.65 acres at 39th & Harrison. As you may know, we’ve had an option on that land for several months. Over that time, we’ve had some professional assessments of the land, as well as have continued to work through the design process with the team at Wildesign. We’ve also learned that a special use permit is not required by the city for this particular site – which further saves us time and fees!
In all, we paid $171,125 for 7.65 acres – or $22,369 per acre. While our elders believe that this is a great investment by market standards, even more importantly, we’re convinced that this is far greater kingdom investment. As our neighbors seek hope, will the church be there? As our children and grandchildren enter this ever-more complex world, will the church be there? As our community invests in new schools and development, will the church be there? With this kingdom investment, our elders have said, “Yes.” This is no time for the church to shrink back. Instead, we’re investing in the advancement of the gospel for our families, our neighbors, and our community. I couldn’t be prouder of our elders and our church. Please join us in thanking God for this opportunity and praying for a kingdom impact beyond our walls, beyond this generation, beyond all that we could ask or imagine!