Building for the future
Since we began in 2005 our particular vision and hope has been to see Moorlands grow, under God, into a substantial resourcing church – a city centre ‘hub’ which can reach the city of Lancaster and its university campuses for Christ; equip and send out gospel workers into the world-wide mission field; and help resource, plant and revitalise other churches.
Looking back over the last twelve years there is plenty of evidence that Jesus has indeed been powerfully at work to build his church at Moorlands as this vision has begun to be realised. Many people have been converted, clarified, built up and equipped for a lifetime of service. Churches have been planted and helped, mission partners supported, and gospel workers sent out to grow the kingdom of God all over the world.
Part of the evidence of this growth is that our rented buildings are full and are now presenting barriers to gospel ministry and hindering further growth. For several years we have been actively seeking a permanent home which would enable our gospel work to grow for generations to come.
After prayerful consideration the elders believe that the purchase and re-development of the Trinity United Reformed Church buildings on High Street, in the centre of Lancaster, has the potential to meet our needs for the next stage of our vision as a church, and fulfil our mission to proclaim the gospel of Christ to Lancaster and beyond. While these facilities do not meet our requirements immediately, we believe that they have the potential to do so, with appropriate re-development and modernisation.
We want our future home to be a place where people of all ages, backgrounds and stages of life can come to know Jesus and grow as disciples, and we want a venue that will make more word ministry possible not just for ourselves but for future generations. We therefore have the privilege and responsibility to make sure that we do everything we can to build something that will enable many more people to hear the saving message of Jesus, knowing that, as his word is taught, Jesus is building something that will last for ever.
Danny Rurlander, on behalf of the elders and church family
United Reformed Church
1. 400-seater church building
3. Church centre
4. Link building
Purchase building - £500,000
Renovation - £750,000
Total cost = £1,250,000
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Please do join us in praying. Pray that:
- God would give us godly ambitions as we plan and raise money.
- That this building would be useful for gospel ministry for many years to come.