In the first year of Woodmen's Gleneagle campus, we’ve seen God move in amazing ways. In 2015, a school sat empty on weekends, but today that same building is bursting with life and love as we worship and fellowship together. We’re already averaging 800 people each weekend, and we believe God has even greater things in store. In October of 2017, our campus will move to a larger school, Bear Creek Elementary, just north of Baptist Road. But this is only the next chapter in the journey.
Each Woodmen campus faces a unique facilities need and opportunity in the coming months. The Rockrimmon campus is working on renovation and Woodmen Heights will is exploring expansion. Those of us who call Gleneagle home have the chance to give toward a future facilities fund. Together these three projects, one for each campus, make up an initiative that we’re calling Partners in the Gospel.
We know that the church is made up of people, not buildings. But we also understand that facilities can be catalysts for more effective ministry. The gospel leads us to seek ever-increasing impact in our community, because so many of our neighbors need the hope only God provides. We believe that in the years to come, the right building can play a key role in the life of our Gleneagle campus, providing a hub for outreach and growth.
Together, our elders and key staff are in the early stages of planning the future of our campus. We envision a day when people will gather throughout the week at a dedicated Gleneagle facility to connect and build community. We see students worshiping in a space they can call their own and kids learning in rooms that reflect God’s love for children.
When will this dream come to life? Will we look to lease or buy an existing property, or build something new? These are just a few of the questions we’ll consider and pray over in the months ahead.
In the spring of 2017, we’ll bring you a progress report. Later in the year, we hope to be ready to share a clearer vision for the future of facilities at Gleneagle. At that time, as part of our Partners in the Gospel initiative, we’ll invite you to join in funding this project as we look toward the future God is calling us to build together. In the mean time, we hope you’ll join us in praying for God’s clear direction and our discernment and obedience as we plan.
Although we are only in the planning phase, we have established a secure, designated fund for this Gleneagle project. If God is leading you to make a financial contribution you can click HERE for giving info. If you have questions, please contact our Gleneagle Campus Pastor, Doug Olsen.
Just as we've seen God’s faithfulness in the early days of our campus, we look forward with anticipation to His unfailing grace that will carry us in the days to come. We’re grateful to you for sharing the journey with us as we partner in the gospel together.