A Word From Pastor Chris: “My Audacious Dream”

I know that envy is a sin, but I admit being a little jealous of our migrating snowbirds. When they return, we will be up and running with our  Southern Oaks Campus and possibly already occupying our new Woodridge worship center. Even though the workers are diligently moving us toward completion at both campuses, I just want it to be all done. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to the day that we can fully utilize both locations to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ and minister to the community.

Over this past weekend, I went into some detail about our progress toward that end. Check out the chart below. Just two years into our three-year “Living Oaks Campaign,” 442 LOCC families have committed $5,302,226 toward our ultimate $7.5 million goal. And they’ve already given $4,264,515 toward that commitment.

Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that a year ago, despite an unfolding global pandemic, 98% of our membership voted to proceed with building and borrowing in order to break ground on our Woodridge expansion, which happened just eight days later. The timeline at the bottom of the chart highlights some landmark dates during our Living Oaks Capital Campaign. Certainly, our church family has a proven history of faith and generosity.

But here’s my audacious dream:

What if every one of the 970+ families who call Live Oaks Community Church their church home for at least part of the year would partner with us financially in this ministry expansion effort?

So pray about it. We only have about $2.2 million to go. When we achieve our goal we will have a completed Woodridge Campus and the funds necessary to purchase a permanent site for our Southern Oaks Campus. What would God have YOU do to make room for those we haven’t met yet? Checks can be made to the church with a notation that the gift is for the Living Oaks Campaign. Commitment cards are available, as well as campaign booklets that tell of our history and future. Pick one up from the counter at the back of the Worship Center, or come into the church office.~ Pastor Chris

Leave a Comment