Six years ago our congregation rose to the challenge to renovate over 90% of the inside of our church including the addition of the Family Entrance. Over the next four years our congregation rose to the challenge to re-roof our ministry center. This Spring we improved 50% of our 23 year-old campus by reconstructing our entire parking lot. Just last month our congregation stepped up to repair our 15 passenger van and generously gave toward the purchase of an additional van.
In short, our congregation is amazingly generous. And by God's grace, our congregation understands the profound role of stewardship. Stewardship isn't simply managing money and stuff. Stewardship is recognizing God's ownership and design of all things and responding according to God's plan and purpose with what he has entrusted into our care.
To whom much is given, much is required. Scripture exhorts us in this way. Rush Creek has been given so much. One exercise the staff and leadership is diving into is to answer the question "where do we see God at work in the life of Rush Creek Bible Church." Our prayer is that we take stock in what God is doing and join him as we extend ourselves and our resources to further advance his purposes.
God has been using Rush Creek as a ministry center increasingly over the last decade or more. Rush Creek is known in the community as one of the more active churches trying to bring light and life to the greater Byron Center area.
Right now we have an opportunity to finish what we began back in 2017 with our Project Renewal campaign—a completed renovation of our campus. With the parking lot and ministry transportation (60% of the Welcome Home! Campaign) behind us, we are nearing the finish line of ministry center renovations that began back in 2017.