Sometimes in life we experience certain circumstances, events or an all-out journey that take us beyond our minds definition of ordinary or happen chance and into the realm of extraordinary; or, perhaps for those who are Christ followers there is no other explanation than, the Sovereign Hand of God.
Southfield Church is such an example of this Extraordinary Journey. With humble, patient and faithful leaders they have been able to weather the "trials and tribulations" that often come our way in life and ministry as they have journeyed and navigated to this new destination they now call home. After being in their new home for just a few years they have been blessed by what they would refer to as non-other than the Hand of God wrapped around their ministry. Growth has not been an ambitious or singular pursuit, but an encountered result of their faithful stewardship.
After a number of years in a temporary facility following the sale of an original campus location and many ups and downs, they were able to design and build a beautiful new multi-purpose ministry facility. Planning the design and construction under one umbrella allowed them to be good stewards in how they approached their vision. As a result of this faithful stewardship the Lord has blessed them with the ability to expand after just a few short years. In lieu of doing everything they would have desired out of the proverbial gate, they planned efficiently and effectively in order to not put themselves under the column affecting many ministries across the country commonly referred to as being "building poor". Proper planning and guidance allowed them to continue doing ministry with significant Kingdom impact, in lieu of being burdened with a focus on debt beyond their reasonable means. Not to be mistaken, this was still a large step of faith for this ministry trusting that the Lord would provide in alignment with their prayers, planning and stewardship, yet they know in whose hands they remain.
Often times we allow previous circumstances to bind us and we bypass the vision God has for our lives and our ministry instead of allowing God to be God. Stepping back and understanding that God is Sovereign and THE one true navigator, even in the midst of trials, is often the launch pad He utilizes to create great change within us. When we limit God, He will often work through others to open our eyes and hearts to what he has in store for us. As you seek to expand your ministry, step out in faith and walk into the open arms of Jesus allowing him to chart the course. Prayerfully seek God's wisdom in preparing the best leaders around you to navigate the waters ahead.
If you have considered planning for the design, renovation and/or construction of a new worship facility and are looking for a team of resources to help guide you through the process please contact PBS at 920-868-2229.