A couple of months ago, while our family was out of town, the believers that we meet with (we call ourselves Messiah Baptist Church) talked about our current meeting location. We love our current meeting location and we love our landlords! But, the church decided that we were paying too much money for that location.
Now, I know what you may be thinking. You may be thinking that like many churches we are having financial problems and so we needed to find a less expensive place to meet. Actually, we have plenty of money. Instead, the church decided that they wanted to spend more money serving people and less money on a meeting place.
Several options were tossed around, and over the next few weeks we looked at a few different locations. Eventually, we found a place that cost us about half of what we were paying, and we will have more access to the location. We begin meeting in that new location on August 16.
I’m excited about this. I’m not necessarily excited about meeting in a new place. I’m not necessarily excited about having access to the location during the week. Instead, I’m excited that the church did not allow a location to define them. Plus, they thought seriously about what God wanted them to do with their money.
We are all responsible for how we spend our money. We are responsible individually and corporately. We need to make decisions with a kingdom mindset. I don’t know what is going to happen with this new location. I don’t know what opportunities God may give us to serve him as we move. However, I am excited that the church is seeking God and willing to make very important changes in order to follow him.