“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
– Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

A LETTER FROM PASTOR MATT:

 May 28, 2019

It is with great anticipation I send this letter to you. God has called us, Kingsway Christian Church, to live on Mission with Him. As we look out into the future, we believe that means launching as many churches as possible that will each focus on their communities for the glory of God. Right now, God has placed 2 particular towns on our hearts to begin living this dream: Avon and Plainfield.

As your pastor, I find myself praying, “Father, we want your Kingdom to come and your will to be done in your church as it is in Heaven. How do we best honor you and advance your Kingdom in this next season?” In light of that prayer, I want to share with you about a new opportunity that is in front of us. I think this is what God is up to next at KCC, however, I won’t know for sure until several more things happen. I’ll explain what the opportunity is and then give details about next steps:

The opportunity is this: Kingsway Christian School (KCS) is prayerfully and strategically considering whether they would be interested in purchasing the entire KCC campus at 10th and Dan Jones for Christian Education. They are in conversation with Covenant Christian High School (Covenant) about a potential partnership in this endeavor.

No decision has been made at this time, and each of the three organizations is trying to communicate to its people in a timely and consistent manner that we are exploring, studying, and praying about this opportunity. KCS has committed to KCC that it will inform us with a letter of intent by June 15, 2019, of its desire to continue moving forward or not.

Right now we need the entire body of Christ at KCC to join together in prayer, asking questions, and listening for the voice of God. Join us in asking God to continue to move in the hearts of the lost in our community, and to open the right doors for us to be able to accomplish His plans.

If KCS says “yes” on June 15, (through a letter of intent to KCC) there would be a full congregational vote in the future to determine if this is what the church believes God is asking us to do. We will continue to have a thriving campus in Avon, and are presently looking at options.

I want to give you as much information as possible, and I also realize this letter is incapable of interacting with you and answering all of your questions and concerns. That is why there are two separate informational meetings that will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Venue. There will be a presentation at each of these meetings, and then a Q & A time to ask questions. You are welcome to attend both meetings.

Our desire is to walk this road together to discover the will of our great God. The remaining pages of this letter will help to describe some of the reasons why we believe this could be the will of God and communicate about any other details related to the next steps as best we can see them today. Please go to www.kingswaychurch.org/avon-campus to gain even more insight and information any time.

I look forward to seeing you soon as we share together how we are hearing from God!

Matt Nickoson

Read the rest of Pastor's letter here. 

JOIN US IN PRAYER

What are the next steps?

Step 1: Pray. Use this guide to join us in praying.

Step 2: Pray for KCS and Covenant Christian High School as they decide on this opportunity by June 15, if they want to continue their pursuit of purchasing this campus.

Step 3: God will unite us in a vote after a 30-day notice and informational opportunities have been provided to our Kingsway members.

AVON CAMPUS FAQ

Because we are joining God on mission to reach lost people with the Gospel and make disciples through our community of faith. For us, this is all about Kingdom work. It is all about reaching people the best way God wants us to reach them. Do you realize that we have over 200,000 square feet of space, enough to have 7 multi-site campuses? Do you know that we have additional land that could be home to 4 more multi-site campuses? That is 11 campuses that Kingsway could have, over 11,000 people we could be serving in our Kingsway community. We are sustaining a campus the size of seven multi-sites with the generosity of one site.
Jesus said in Matthew 25 that we are stewards of all the resources He places in our hands. Since we are about advancing the Gospel to see people reached for Christ, we must surrender to be faithful stewards of the gifts He has placed in our hands. We believe that by selling our campus for Christian Education allows us to relocate to reach more people. This campus is perfect for a school and the potential to become the Christian Education Hub of this entire state. Additionally, if we relocate, we can renovate a perfect location for a church to operate with open doors 7 days a week. This is God’s church to do Kingdom work the way He wants. If God allows this decision to move forward, it helps the church and the schools to unleash all we have and are for eternal work in His Kingdom plan. This decision aligns with how God is at work today in our world. 

There are many opportunities within Avon that we are considering. Some of these would allow us to renovate existing space, rather than engage in a new construct project at a fraction of the cost. Pray God continues to open doors of opportunity in the Avon area as we continue to pray through what God wants from us as a church. We believe God wants a Kingsway Campus in Avon, and this is the top priority for us in this possible decision.

The sale of the present campus and land offers us the ability to move and relocate. Our desire is to use the sale to pay off our present long-term debt and renovate a new location built for our specific church needs.

We will know more after June 15 and we will let the CORE Leaders and congregation know more information as we receive it, in the best and clearest way possible. Until then, let us join together in expectant prayer.

These projects are not directly connected and have separate strategies and funding approaches. We believe it will be totally possible to be in our new Avon relocation campus before Plainfield, if that’s what God wants. Our hope, please pray, is that we will be in our Plainfield campus by the end of fall 2020.

Over the last three years, God has made large strides with the church and school relationship. It is because of these strong bonds that allow us to make this joint decision in total unity and peace.

Again, the church is awaiting a decision by June 15. Then based on our agreed on terms, we will call a special meeting of our members to vote. We hope and pray that we will be unified as one voice and follow what Christ is saying to us as a church. We will let the members know 30 days prior to that meeting, which is in accordance with KCC bylaws.

Kingsway Church has offered the campus and land at a price that allows us as a church to directly invest millions into Christian Education while also receiving enough funding to free us from our present long term debt. The final amount is based on continued negotiations as we find the common ground for this decision.

Pray for God’s will to be done; that we will be dead to self and allow Jesus to live all over again. Everything we have been doing as a membership and learning in our life groups, ministry groups, mission trips, and on Sunday’s from the stage is to face decisions like this with powerful faith and trust in God. Pray for God’s will to be clear and evident and for us as a people to obey Him and trust Him.
The Kingsway Elders and Executive Team have been praying since last fall and believe this is God’s will for us as we move forward into the future. We now are opening up the prayer circle to include our CORE and members. Pray that we hear God’s voice. We trust that He will reveal what is best for His Kingdom work and mission. Pray for peace in our hearts and unity. Pray for God to reach new people. Pray that we make disciples who make disciples. Pray for unity in our body as we apply the nature of Christ in our lives. Pray for those that don't yet know Jesus, they are why we are doing all of this.

Although we believe that the schools are very excited about this unpreceded opportunity, this is a possibility. If that is the case, then we will let the membership know of their decision regardless of the outcome.

God’s Word knew we might get like this about buildings and property. He reminds us that we are the temple where He dwells. Our home is where our community of faith congregates. This campus has always been about having a thriving presence in Avon, and that will not change. We see the possibility of our new church campus being within a couple of miles from our current location. This is about an Avon Campus remaining in Avon, and experiencing home together as a family. That will not change.

We are only to make decisions with the light that we have. We made the decision to embark on Project New Day with the light that we had, and we knew that we had to provide dedicated Kid's Space for our Kids and that has been incredible for our Kids Ministry. We hope and pray that this space will be fruitful for the school, and we will continue to offer exceptional kids space at our new campus.

Kingsway Christian Church is the product of a church plant over 40 years ago. Now we can see that same investment multiplied again through Kingsway. Over the decades it was because of the faithful support, giving, sacrifice, and dedication of thousands of members over those years that even allows us to be in this position today to make this historic decision. Because of this possibility, the school and church can multiply our efforts in our shared mission. We stand on the shoulders of champions of the faith, including Chapel Rock, to be positioned for this and the next generations to come. Our leaders believe it is because and how to best honor the 40 years of heritage that we stand at this possible door. To those generations, we say “thank you” and hope that we are great stewards to see many come to know Christ in Avon.

KCC Expansion Philosophy

Kingsway Christian Church has accepted God’s invitation to join Him on mission to redeem a lost community and world to Himself. God provides for those who accept His invitation as we glorify Him by making disciples of all nations. We follow Christ in faithful obedience and trust Him to provide.

The KCC expansion philosophy and strategies seek to be tied to our purpose, core values, and core actions. Success for Kingsway is how we are becoming like Christ especially in celebration, community, and compassion as we connect, serve, give, and invite others to join us on this wonderful journey.

To learn more and read the KCC Expansion Philosophy in its entirety - click here.

To learn more about our early childhood development partner - Lionheart Children's Academy - watch video below:

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