God’s Word tells us: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” For Stevens Street Baptist Church, it is time to build. This season has been on our horizon for a long time. The need for: 1) safe/adequate space for our children, 2) more space in our foyers and hallways, and 3) updated and expanded space for adult Life Groups, are needs we must not ignore. Now is the opportune time for us to take action so that the legacy of Stevens Street Baptist Church will continue with future generations. We do this for God’s glory, not our own. This building project is a necessary step as we walk with Jesus and pursue His mission.
Our vision is for future generations to Arise & Tell the wondrous deeds of the Lord to generations yet to come. Arise and Tell is the name chosen for our stewardship campaign because it captures a vision from scripture (Psalm 78) that sees beyond brick and mortar. Arise and Tell is a vision for people. Specifically, it is a vision for people who have yet to be born to attend Stevens Street, hear about Jesus, and raised up to be witnesses for Christ.
This will be a historical step for us. We have built three sanctuaries in previous decades so that we could reach more people for Jesus. At those times, worship space was the biggest facility need the church body faced. But our needs have changed. Arise and Tell will make an investment in our future by constructing a building of a different type, but for the same purpose of reaching more people for Jesus. Different type of building; same spiritual purpose.
Please join me in supporting this vision and this building project. We need each family to make a significant financial commitment in the coming weeks. I am asking you to make a three-year pledge, over and above your regular tithes and offerings, to support Arise and Tell. Our goal is to raise 4 million dollars towards the cost of this project over the next three years. Please prayerfully consider your part in making this vision a reality.
I love you all,
Dr. Scott C. Parkison