What's Ahead at FAITH

Watch Pastor Dan + Lindsay share the news!

FAITH is on the move! God is at work during one of the most unlikely seasons!

When FAITH started 40 years ago, it was with you in mind: growing big people, not a big church. That commitment is the same one we hold today.

The world, though, has changed A LOT since 1980! Several years ago, we started to wrestle with some important questions: what’s the best way to connect you with Jesus? How can we support you in discovering and living out God’s purpose? As we prayerfully looked at these questions, we started to dream:

What if you could experience stronger community in smaller spaces?

What if instead of commuting long distances TO church, like some do now, we could BE the church even closer to your home?

What if we had multiple locations in different cities, creating life-giving environments and meeting local needs?

Leading into 2020, the word COURAGE was strong on the hearts of Pastor Dan + Lindsay. Maybe God was hinting that this dream was closer than we thought?

Shortly after, life took a turn as 2020 hit us all with unprecedented challenges. How would the dream of multiple locations and stronger community come to pass?

BUT GOD ...

In the middle of a pandemic, God showed up! Our current property was not on the market. But a buyer approached us with an offer that could make the dream a reality. The offer would also provide an economic boost to the city. In the middle of a recession, it would bring jobs to more people, as well. Our dream could be a win-win for many!

But was this just a good thing? Or was it really a God thing? Our pastors prayerfully sought God, as well as advice from trusted voices and wise counsel. Everyone said, “GO FOR IT!” Then, we made some big requests thinking there was no way the potential buyer would say yes. But when they agreed, it was more confirmation: God is in this!

SO WHAT'S NEXT?

  • The current property at 1211 E. Badillo is in escrow to be sold.
  • Commercial real estate is not like selling your home: escrow is currently projected to close in six months. In the middle of a pandemic, things could take longer, OR they could be shorter. We'll trust God's timing!
  • Once escrow closes, we'll have up to 12 more months at our current property — rent-free! That means it could be around 18 months before we’re at a new location

In the meantime, we're making plans:

  • First and most importantly, we are committed to you and the City of West Covina. We’re currently looking at properties in West Covina.
  • We’re also expanding: this means we're considering spaces in other cities and are excited to bring FAITH closer to more people!

We can’t wait to walk this faith journey with you! We're asking you to:

  1. Pray — for God's movement, favor, direction and wisdom for what's next!
  2. Be patient — this is going to be a journey, and news may be slow
  3. Stay planted — continue to lean into community, groups, serving, outreach and doing life together!

God is doing a new thing! The best days — for you and for FAITH — are ahead!

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GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

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