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…
The new building plans for !Audacious Church are the result of two years’ hard work and planning. At the time of writing this, we estimate our build project will cost £23 million. We are asking you to join with us in order to raise £4 million. This first £4 million will release the mortgage finance we need from the bank, enabling us to build the building and fit out the first floor (including our brand new 2,500 seater auditorium, café, indoor adventure playcentre for kids, community space with industrial kitchens for our work with the homeless and less fortunate in the city) and also our fourth floor (including a 600 seater youth and kids hall, break-out rooms for our !Audacious School of Ministry as well as midweek activities and some office space).
How will we raise the £4 million? Simple… we want you to buy a chair!
Our new building will need 4,000 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 £4 million. Each chair equates to only £33 per month for 30 months. As an example of our commitment to this exciting faith venture, Sophia and I have committed to giving one full year’s salary to purchase chairs.