Over the past few months at Awaken, we’ve watched God do some amazing things. We’ve seen lots of new people – to the point that we’ve had to turn families away from Awaken Kids, and max out seating capacity in services and overflow. Awaken Church exists to awaken people far from Christ to new life in Christ…but we can’t effectively do that if we can’t give them a seat or take care of their kids! We’re so thankful for this season of excitement and growth, and we want to always make room for more people to hear about Jesus and serve His people. So, since we’ve filled up 3 Sunday morning services, we’re branching out.
I announced today that soon, Awaken will be happening all weekend as we add a fourth weekend service: 6pm on Saturday nights! Our Sunday morning service times will stay the same: 8:30am, 10:15am, and 12noon.
In the past when we’ve launched a new service or ministry, we give a start date, but we did it differently this time. Although we want to launch it as soon as possible, we want to make sure that we’re not stretching people too thin who are already serving. The beauty of a new service is that it not only provides more seats for people to hear about Jesus, but it also provides more opportunities for people who are not serving to get on board.
So, if you attend Awaken and are not currently serving, this is game on! This is your chance to be a part of reaching Clarksville for Jesus by giving back! Our ministry leaders are currently evaluating their ministries, and beginning next Sunday, they will have a list of ministry positions that are needed. That way you can prayerfully consider which team you will join (Saturday or Sunday). The launch of our Saturday service is contingent on you! So get in the game and re-gift the gifts that God has given you for the benefit of others and the glory of God! You’ll be so glad you did!
As if that wasn’t enough good news, God has also provided an additional 1,200 square feet for us rent-free! As long as we take care of putting up some walls, laying carpet, and painting, we can have the space for free! I’m amazed, but not surprised – when God leads the way and we follow, the options are limitless!
We should have an estimate soon of the cost of the construction, but if you’d like to donate financially now, you can do so HERE.
I can’t wait to see what God will do as we take this step of faith together as a church, open up a new service, and add on square footage! More space and more services means more seats for more people to hear about and grow in Christ…and that’s what we’re all about!