The Big Picture
We know that the church is made of people, not buildings. But for people to gather and thrive in community, the right facilities can be dynamic tools for God’s glory. God is calling us to expand our spaces to enable us to better live out Woodmen’s four values: Gather, Connect, Grow and Contribute. Phase One is complete. It featured our new Woodmen Kids wing and the shell of the second floor of our building. Now we’re ready to dive in to Phase Two which will include completing the second-floor interior and additional community spaces.
Students and CommunityAs our leaders and elders prayerfully considered the future of Woodmen Heights, we unanimously agreed that now is the time to grow our campus in a way that will serve the needs of our community in the years to come. Two key priorities emerged:
Students – As we reach more families in our community, we want to create a fun, intentional, student-friendly space in our building to reach students—a place where it feels like they belong. Recent studies show that current teens are part of “the loneliest generation.” They experience more isolation and anxiety than any generation before. We know that Jesus is the solution, and we want to be equipped to introduce students to Him and to be a refuge in a chaotic culture. This 200-seat, multi-use room will also be home to our senior adults ministry and other events, when not in use by students.
Community – Christ calls the church to care about people and relationships, so we want to cultivate spaces for people to connect in relaxed settings. What if we had a first-rate coffee shop that not only served amazing espressos, but also became a destination for to know each other and to grow in their faith? What if our auditorium could expand and allow room for 100 more worshippers in every weekend service? What if we built a community park on property, to be a place to foster relationships with our neighbors who do not yet know Jesus?
We’ll see these ideas come to life through the Partners in the Gospel initiative. We believe that these changes will set us up to reach northeast Colorado Springs for years to come.