Moving Right Along…
Steel is going up at the new campus and should be completed by mid-November. Things will accelerate quite a bit after that, on all fronts. Behind the scenes we’ve been making decisions on staffing and the budget for opening the campus in January 2013. I’ve visited several multisite campuses and consulted with a number of campus leaders around the country. Currently I’m meeting with our Division Leaders to discuss programming and processes for the new campus. It’s a treat to get to work with these high caliber guys!
Key areas we’re discussing are:
• Identifying people who will “transfer” to the new campus
• Recruiting and training volunteers
• Community outreach from Richmond Road
• Advertising and publicity
• Inter-campus communications
• Delivering care and assistance
• Managing property and facilities
We plan to have a comprehensive plan and timeline in place by mid-December. You’ll hear much more after the first of the year.
As we pointed out, way back when we start this journey five years ago, our multisite strategy gives us an opportunity to reach thousands of people for Christ, in Lexington, Danville, and beyond, so let’s be prayerful.
In fact, let’s re-center our prayer. Let’s be especially vigilant and diligent. The enemy has already thrown several curve balls our way…and frankly, we expect more. At the end of the day, we’re advancing on our knees…. or not at all. I don’t know if you know this, but God the Father…. will always answer in the affirmative…every prayer that God the Holy Spirit prompts you to pray. So when you feel the prompting…. PRAY!
- Gary Black