We have spent a lot of time and a lot of energy creating environments for the Message of the Gospel. This is true whether you visit our CrossPoint Campus or whether you walk through the Historic Post Office, and it's definitely true of our new facility at 25 Walnut. We have prioritized those environments above other things, and it's no accident. We are a people of a Message, and in fact, we believe this Message is so critical that it demands our attention.
When we started to make plans for this new facility, the areas we gave the most attention to first were the Worship Center, the Shine Theater, and the King's World Theater. Why? Because we don't just recite "every man, woman, and child" as a catchy phrase; we believe it to our core. We want every man, every woman, and every child in our sphere of influence to have repeated opportunities to hear and see the Gospel. And that means that we ought to devote time, resources, and energy into creating environments for those repeated opportunities to happen.
Above is a panorama of the Worship Center stage. And while we have put a lot of thought into what this room will look like, our focus goes beyond just adults. It's for students and children too. Because we believe that the message of the Gospel is for everyone, and that Jesus is in the business of changing lives, regardless of the age. So we believe it's a great use of our resources to create these environments with skill and precision. We're not just building a stage, constructing a sound booth, or painting walls; we're actually preparing a space where people can encounter the Gospel of Jesus. That changes everything. It views this task of a building project through an eternal perspective. It makes Sundays less about successful programming and more about providing one more opportunity for people to hear and see the Gospel. It makes all of us accutely aware that we get to participate in God's mission. And I can't wait to see what God does.
Together for the Mission,