Update on Our New Church!
A few people had recently asked me about how our church plant was proceeding, so I thought it would be timely to give a quick update on things.
For those of you who don't already know, I am involved as a core member of a brand-new church that we're starting in Georgetown, Texas, called ChristChurch PCA. We are part of the Presbyterian Church in America. I felt strongly led to participate last spring when my spiritual mentor and friend of 13 years passed away at age 49.
One of the biggest hurdles has been cleared at this point: we have secured a more permanent place to begin meeting! Tippett Middle School will serve as our meeting place for 1-2 years as we grow. The school is located in south Georgetown, just off of Leander Road, about 1/2 mile west of I-35.
We are planning to begin Sunday morning services on Easter Sunday 2009 (which is April 12th), which is when we will make the move to Tippett. Right now, we have about 12 or 13 committed core families involved. Our goal is to have 25 or more families by the time we begin meeting in the mornings this coming spring.
I was very involved in the site selection process, and I think it will suit our needs quite well. According to our pastor, Whit Anderson, it's very hard for a church to grow beyond about 200 people while meeting in a school setting. With that in mind, we are planning to stay at Tippett for at least a year, but probably not longer than two years, depending on how quickly we grow.
The location seems like a good one for traffic/signage, and it's conducive to having a good childrens' ministry program, since there are a number of classrooms available as well as the "cafetorium" where we will be holding the actual worship services.
Overall, I am very excited at the prospect of getting things rolling and I look forward to the direction that God will take us.
As a bonus, we had a Christmas party last night, and during our "white elephant" gift exchange, I scored an authentic fossilized shark's tooth necklace said to be millions of years old. I gave it to my son - you would have thought I handed him a gold brick. Sweet!