I couldn’t finish a reflection on 2018 without talking about Hope Grows Here. We opened our brand new children’s wing in November of 2018! How blessed we are to have 18,000 square feet of brand new children’s space! The slide and tunnel are used daily. Brand new playgrounds were added to our campuses as we continued to value the children in our communities! The Growing Place has opened its doors to more families in need of Christian Child development. Sunday mornings have become much more manageable for parents and staff as we have provided more space in which our children can be loved on and taught the wonderful stories of Jesus. What a gift this area is and what a gift to partner with hundreds of other families in giving towards this project! Look what God has done with his people!
And here we are already rushing into 2019. What does this year hold? I wish I knew! We continue to focus on raising up missional leaders and this year are launching initiatives to plant churches and build campuses across the upstate. ALIVE is put here for a reason. We are strategically located as part of God’s mighty plan. We are prayerfully looking for where God is leading and working to join him! God has not given up on anybody, and neither have we!
Our methods, systems and initiatives change but the mission remains the same at ALIVE. We want to reach spiritually hungry people introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active role in Christian community!
I cannot wait to reflect on 2019! Happy New Year!
See you on Sunday!