In the coming months, Storyline is embarking on the greatest journey we’ve ever taken as a church family, as we explore how we can move from a season of portable church to a more permanent home. We believe God has given us an exciting vision for the days ahead. Read on to learn more about the ways you can be involved in what God is doing through Chapter Two!
Ben Mandrell, Lead Pastor
10+ people meet for Storyline’s first “service” in the Mandrell home
Storyline’s core team of approximately 100 people meet at Remax Realty office
Storyline begins at West Woods Elementary with 350 people
Storyline outgrows West Woods and moves to Ralston Valley High School
In February of 2016, Storyline celebrates one year of being a “real” church.
Storyline begins pursuing a new, more permanent home
There are three big reasons that point us toward moving into our own space:
We have built excellent relationships with the schools we have rented over the past two years: West Woods Elementary and Ralston Valley High School. We’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to rent a public space, but renting was never intended to be a permanent solution.
The weekly tasks of setting up and tearing down, along with the pressures of navigating the logistics of renting a space, create a huge drain on our people and resources. We’d love to direct more of our sweat equity toward our mission for multiplication.
We currently spend about $84,000 per year on rent alone. As stewards of the resources God has provided, we think it’s a better investment to put that money toward owning a property rather than renting.
In our services on Sunday, November 12, Storyliners will be given an opportunity to make a one-time gift and turn in a 24-month pledge reflecting their commitment to Chapter Two. We’re asking our people to consider the largest one-time gift they can bring on November 12, and an amount above their regular giving that they can commit to give monthly from January 2018 to December 2019.
In addition to checks and cash, the church will also be prepared to receive non-cash donations, including stocks, jewelry, vehicles and land. For more information or to make arrangements for such giving, contact David Yeager.
900+ seat worship center: Room to grow in our worship gatherings.
Flexible seating: Worship center space becomes usable for multiple types of events.
Versatile lobby: Ample space for weekday events and Sunday morning conversation.
Multi-function gym space: A large gymnasium to use both for Sunday morning purposes and for
outreach into our community.
Maximum accessibility: Single-level floor plan providing easy access for those with special needs.
Children’s spaces: Secure classrooms, state-of-the-art worship room and indoor play area to fit our growing kids ministry.
Dedicated student space: A designated area for 7th-12th graders which can also function as usable space for events and activities.
Breakout spaces: Opportunities for smaller gatherings and classes.
Staff offices: Pastors and staff working together under one roof during the week.