From our pastor
Next. That word has come to mean so much to me over the past few months. It’s a word that has dwelt just beneath the surface during the almost 25 years of our church’s history, only to emerge at the Spirit’s prompting. When a small group of people met in Bill and Mary Dunn’s living room in the summer of 1995 to talk about starting a new church in south College Station, each person shared about what church meant to them, and we wondered, what’s Next? And we launched Christ United Methodist Church on August 20th of that year.
And now, we are in the midst of a new movement of the Spirit among us. For the last two years, our lay leadership and staff have sought the Lord, asking Him to reveal to us what’s Next for our campus and our ministries.
The vision He has given us is truly spectacular. We believe God is inviting us now to take our Next big leap of faith as we consider a $17.4 million project that will:
· Transform our campus by connecting the Sanctuary and Annex buildings with a large gathering space.
· Create new and engaging children’s space to accommodate our growing children’s ministries.
· Develop a new contemporary worship space in the Annex building where the current fellowship hall is located.
I am so excited about what is Next for our church. Jana and I truly believe that God has placed you and I in our church during this season of ministry for such a time as this. Will you join us for our Next leap of faith as we seek to reach the people Next door and lead the Next generation to Jesus?
I hope you will!
Faithfully Pursuing What Is Next,
Jerry House, Jr.