Midcurrent Midweek – 12.9.21 – Good News/Bad News

Hey Midcurrent!

I just walked out of a meeting about the current state of our next home and our Raise ‘Em Up building campaign. And as the saying goes, there’s some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the good news.

We have selected a general contractor!! Typically, I wouldn’t expect all of you to get too excited about the selection of a general contractor. But our general contractor is someone I think you should be very excited about…because he is one of our very own. I could not be more pleased to let you know that Lukas Rivard, and his company Leading Edge, will be leading the project for us! Lukas and his partners have done some exceptional work right here in our own community, and I could not be more thrilled to have them on the job for us.

Now here’s the other news. It’s not necessarily bad news. It’s just not the good news. So, whatever kind of news it is, here’s what’s up. With Leading Edge in place, we are inching closer and closer to a commitment date–when the first nail is pounded and there is no going back. At the same time, our fundraising has plateaued about $150,000 short of our goal. If our next home is going to be a reality for us in 2022, we need to close that gap as quickly as we can.

So I have two requests:

  1. If you have not yet contributed to our Raise ‘Em Up campaign, I want to invite you to consider doing so before the year is up. There could not be a better time to contribute as your gift could be the gift that pushes us across the finish line and gives Leading Edge the official “green light” to start raising up those walls.
  2. If you have already contributed to the project, I want to humbly ask that you take another look. Ask God if He is maybe leading you to take a leap of faith by adding to your contribution. Erica and I did this a few weeks into the campaign. At the outset, we had both decided on a number that already felt like a big sacrifice for our family. We even drained a growing vacation fund we had stashed away for the last 10 years. And yet, a few weeks into the project, we looked at each other and almost simultaneously admitted that we knew God was asking us to give even more. So we doubled the initial contribution we were already planning on. And let me tell you, I have never been more excited or more content to give away so much money because I could not be more confident of what God wants to do in Midcurrent’s new home. The best is yet to come, friends! I’d be so deeply grateful to have you in on it all.

Ok…one more request. Come hang out with us this Sunday for Week 2 in our series, Unexpected. You might just learn about the gift God wants to offer you this Christmas.

10:30am // Camp St. Croix // YouTube.com/MidcurrentChurch