As we count down to the completion of our ReBuild project, the stress and urgency of the construction has heightened to a tipping point. While the major structural work has been completed, there is now a myriad of minor, yet complex, features that need to be coordinated. Just as strenuous is the cost associated with this project that has led us to borrow money in order to complete it.
Some may ask, and indeed I have asked, “Is this all worth it?” “Is this the right thing to do?” As the leadership of this church has prayed and sought God’s will, we have been unanimous in our decision which is in alignment with our God-given vision and desire for God’s Kingdom.
This project is not designed for us to just have a nice building, which is a wonderful benefit, but ultimately, it is for the purpose of souls. That being said, it was warranted in order for us to have a safe and secure environment.
The Church building is a place where we gather as an Apostolic church, in worship, fellowship and the dissemination of God’s Truth. It is a healing station where the Balm of Gilead flows but it is also a headquarters by which we receive our marching orders and launch missionaries and ministries. We have a vision to expand and reach our community, city, nation and region so it is imperative that our base is strong and appealing.
However, the most important feature of this building is that it is a place where the Spirit of God descends upon His people, where His Shekinah glory is manifested. Continue to pray for this endeavor and support the establishment of this central building.
This is our desire….. And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord. 1 Kings 8:10-11
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.