Thanks for taking the time to read all about our exciting venture of faith for !Audacious Church and how you can play your part in changing the landscape of a community, city and nation.
Every single one of us can remember the moment we were first impacted by the love of God. You will probably recall where you
were when He knocked on the door of your heart, and you let Him in. You can probably visualise the room you were in, the person you were speaking with, the preacher who was speaking and even the chair that you were sat in.
Did you ever give any consideration to the chair? Probably not, but we are pretty sure that you are grateful to the people who paid for it and set it in place, just so you could sit and hear about the love of Jesus.
Chairs! They may not seem exciting on their own but what about the countless thousands of people who sit in them? Each person, in each chair, in each church meeting has a story to tell, a purpose to live for and an opportunity for encounter; to know God’s love for the first (or hundredth) time, receive a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual healing from Him and become a more effective follower of Jesus Christ.
“I remember where I was sat” is not really about chairs, it’s about people. But the chairs serve the purpose of reminding us of God’s goodness in our lives and create space for God to do it again for others. If you want others to be impacted with the love of God too, read on…
Having launched in Chester in February 2016, we have managed to secure a building on a long term lease arrangement (subject to
planning permission being granted), that will mean we have a permanent base in Chester. This is going to help to facilitate much
more of what is on our hearts; both in building our Sunday services as well as adding programmes through the week to serve our city.
The building will house a main auditorium with a minimum of 400 seats, where we will be able to build multiple Sunday services, as well as youth, and midweek meetings; as well as a foyer and coffee area and office space to enable us to have a presence throughout the week.
We estimate that the costs to make the building work for all we want to do in this next step will cost around £400,000. We are asking you to stand with us and sow into this amazing vision.
How will we raise this £400,000? Simple… We want you to buy a chair! Our new building will need 400 chairs. We would like you to purchase a chair (or chairs) for £1,000 each. You can do this in several ways (see “How to Give.”)
Our “I remember where I was sat” campaign will run from November 2016 until March 2019. In that 30-month period, we are believing to have raised the £400,000 for Chester. Each chair equates to only £33 per month for 30 months.
As an example of our commitment to this exciting faith venture in Chester, as well as our brand new building in Manchester, Sophia and I have committed to giving one full year’s salary to purchase chairs.
We love you, church!