As you are probably aware, White Stone has been developing a plan to expand our existing building to accommodate future growth. What you might not be aware of is all the groundwork God has already put in place for this project.
When the church’s founding pastor, Gary Rohrmayer, and the leadership team at that time first walked this beautiful property more than 25 years ago, they saw the great potential to extend God’s Kingdom in the Lake Country area from this location. A lot has changed over the past 25 years. The church has seen ups and down. But the vision has remained the same. Now, from the vantage point of 2021, it is obvious God has been preparing this property and White Stone church to have a great influence for His Kingdom for generations to come.
Thanks to God’s leadings and your generosity, White Stone is well positioned to move forward with this major expansion project. Even after selling 11 acres to Hope Church, we still have nearly 42 acres. We also have a building that was extensively remodeled a couple years ago. All without a mortgage.
Since launching the “Hearing from God” initiative 3 years ago we have not only eliminated all debt, about $2 million has gone into the building fund. Furthermore, based on current giving the church’s finance committee is convinced we can easily service a $3 million mortgage. This means our God has already put together more than 60% of the financial package needed to move forward with the expansion project. But we still need to raise about $2.8 million.
We are also thankful God for His guidance and provision throughout the COVID pandemic. The church’s cash flow has remained very positive. And, if you combine in-person attendance with live stream viewership, White Stone is a larger church than a year ago. With major crowding issues during some services, especially in children classrooms, the need for a larger facility has become critical.
Friends, this is a watershed season for White Stone Community Church. God has been preparing this church for this time for more than two decades. It’s time for each of us to step up! As has been true throughout the “Hearing from God” initiative, we request that you pray and ask God how you should particulate...and then be obedient.