Turning Leaf Church - Our Story Blog

I remember the Sunday that I was privileged to share the announcement that $1,000,000 had been donated to our building fund. What an exciting day! It is not so exciting to announce that we need to step back and look at our building budget to make sure we have enough money to build all that we have dreamed to build. However, as I made the announcement last Sunday, I did not see concern, or fear or anger. I saw understanding. You have no idea how much I appreciate that.

I am on a steep learning curve in leading our church through this building season. As I have talked with other pastors who have been through similar circumstances, I have realized that almost every project experiences what builders call “the creep,” or budget concerns. Every project grows as churches dream of ministry that can take place on their property. Every project grows as building costs continue to rise. God knew all of this before we did. It didn’t come as a surprise to him.

God has provided miracles along the way to raise our faith, and I don’t believe He is finished yet. We will do the hard work of looking at our budget to make sure we are being responsible, and at the same time know that God has more provisions on the way.

Thank you for taking this journey with me. I love you and wouldn’t rather travel with any other group of people.


Jeff Fillis2 Comments