What is the Next 900? In three years (or about 900 days) 1,335 residential housing units will be built within walking distance of our church property. Approximately 3,551 new residents will move not only to Robertson County but within the shadow of our steeple. We have 900 days to prepare for this flood of people! To make preparations for this unbelievable opportunity God is giving us, Grace Baptist will take three initiatives.
First, we have added to and retooled certain staff positions to accommodate this growth. Also, we are diving head-first into Recovery Ministry. We want to help break the chains of addiction and affliction in our community. In this, we will partner with Long Hollow Church to accomplish this goal.
Second, to house more folks in our weekly worship setting we are in the process of exchanging our pews for individual chairs. This subtle move will allow us to seat hundreds of more people in our sanctuary. We want our new neighbors to feel welcome and have a place to sit!
Third, the time has come to expand! Our Journey Into Eternity team has been meeting with an architect to make plans for a new building that will house an auditorium, gymnasium, classrooms, and more. Not only will constructing a building solve our issues of space for Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, but this will also allow Grace Baptist Academy to expand up to the 12th grade just as the Lord has called us to do! The best part of these plans is that they can all be done on our current property!
The "Next 900" days are crucial to the long-term future of our church. Also, they are crucial to the eternal future of our community. God wants to work through Grace Baptist Church... Are you ready for the "Next 900"?