Saturday, September 29, 2007

Land in a Church Plant

We started New Season church with the intention of purchasing ten or more acres of land. We were quickly slapped down when we say how much money land cost- even land that was not in the prime areas. It is ridiculous.

So, we then thought we can maybe just exist nomadically for a while. Maybe we will never own land. Perhaps we can rent out an old supermarket that has closed down or something. We will go where God leads us.

Then, recently I was talking to someone about 8,000 sq. ft. or so in a fairly decent location (though not the best) and they want $20 a square foot. That amounts to about $160,000 a year for rent for a smaller space in a so-so location. Are they smoking crack? Hell, we mind as well just but some land at that rate.

Again, we trust where God will lead us and trust Him to open the doors that need to be opened!

1 comment:

Pastor Tim said...

You never know what God has planned until it actually happens. In our search for space over the spring and summer, I was frustrated with the same data and that was from those who were willing to speak to me. I found most property management firms unwilling to even speak to me. We are blessed that the district has land in our area, but even with that it is important to follow God's leading. You are always in our prayers. Peace!