Reflections on a church move

Our church property is sold and we close on June 9. We will have temporary use of our building on Sundays and Wednesdays for 90 days.

While the move is something we have sensed as the leading of the Lord, the sudden movement of cleaning things out has hit me. I am excited for the next thing. We are looking at new property and the possibility of building it in so we can get the coffee shop going.

But looking at an empty office has brought up some emotions I didn’t expect. I can’t identify the emotions completely.

There is a sense of grief. This is a major move away from a place that has been home for decades.

There is a sense of panic. The thing that keeps me up at night is that constant thought of, “Dear GOD! What have I just led these folks into?!?!”

There is the sense of relief and I think in some case that has a similar feel to “grief.”

So, we move ahead. Offices are being cleaned out. Major furniture is gone. We are “portable” for the next 90 days in our building. The sense of “next” is here. We need his presence leading us on.

Storage unit where our church items are stored for the time being.
Storage unit where our church items are stored for the time being.
Getting my church office emptied out.
Getting my church office emptied out.
The gentle reminder we need.
The gentle reminder we need.