A good day

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Yesterday, some of the final words of a chapter were written. SouthField Community Church (formerly The Church of Rock Run) voted to sell the, now unoccupied, old church building. A silent vote was taken and the members present voted unanimously to sell. 

Sounds pretty straight forward for a church in transition, right. Move to a new location. Sell the old building.

There’s a little thing called baggage when you’ve been at a church for 24 of your 29 years.

I have no issues with dumping the building… Shoot, the place has been a noose around our neck for years. It stunted growth. It’s the memories that get me.

I remember running through the hallways playing sardines and KGB during youth group lockins. I remember Frisbee golf in the field. Volleyball in the volleyball court. What volleyball court, you ask? The playground is there now. We used to take the water balloon slingshot and launch plumb sized water balloons 3 blocks into the neighborhood. Man, those things would fly! Freezing the parking lot over for broomball. Going to Sunday school in the basement with the nasty vinyl partitions that never clasped together.

I could go on for hours…

Selling 714 Bethel Drive is huge. 10 years ago, there would have been fist fights at the business meeting. Last night, a unanimous vote to move forward. Talk about progress.

On my way home from the meeting last night, I thought about the song Something Big by John Waller. We’ve made a huge step forward as a church. Big enough that only God could make it work. I think the lyrics below say it perfectly.

We, yes, we are gonna sing a brand new song
Something so strong
We will be the sound that wakes the dawn
Something so loud

We’re going to be the sound that wakes the dawn… Perfect.

 

Something Big – John Waller

I wanna see something I’ve not seen
Something so big
I wanna be a part of something great
Greater than me

It’s time to dream big dreams
To see Your vision
Become reality
‘Cause it’s for You, by You, those who
Love You wanna do

Something so big
It’s destined to fail without You, Lord
It’s gonna fail without You, Lord
Something so great
It takes a miracle to do
We, Your children
Wanna do something big for You

We, yes, we are gonna sing a brand new song
Something so strong
We will be the sound that wakes the dawn
Something so loud

It’s time for breaking through
‘Cause there are no limits
For he who holds the truth
When it’s for You, and by You, and those who
Love You wanna do

Something bigger, something greater
For the glory of Your splendor
Something bigger, something greater
Tell the story of Your wondrous love
Your wondrous love
Those who love You wanna do

As long as we live, let us do something so big for You

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