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Last fall the Clifton Wesleyan Church leadership led our church to make some radical changes for the future of ministry here in Clifton, Illinois. We have been working through church revitalization / restart in the Clifton Illinois area since September. Through October and November, the leadership led the church to a new mission statement, a new name, and a decision to move out of a more than 100-year-old facility on January 1, 2019.
Our hearts and prayers at every step have been and continues to be that God would help us become a church focused on the mission of The Great Commission in Christ, to the area represented by our local school district. The area comprises of 3 villages and represents over 5,000 people. We are praying and hoping that God would continue to remake us to serve him in this area.
God has allowed us to meet with some area leaders, and school officials and counselors, to better help us understand our community’s needs. We are seeing a great need for helping to encourage people emotionally, as well as spiritually in our area. We have been praying that future ministries, and facilities will be open to be used by groups to meet such needs.
January 1, 2019 we stepped out with a new name and new mission focus:
Christ Center Community Church
“Transforming lives, in Christ, one heart at a time”
As we prepared to step out of our aging facility, we were prepared to meet off site for up to 2 years. However, God placed a 50’x30’ steel structure before us as the New Year was coming, at a savings of $12,000. We took the unexpected offer and began working with a local Architect and looking at other costs. We were hoping to keep costs under $50,000, which we had thanks to an unexpected gift. However, we are realizing, as with many building projects and changes, the costs are running a bit higher than expected. Currently we are looking at a need of at least $30,000 more to fully complete the new building that will not only be our gathering place, but a building for the community to use as needed.
We are creating this to ask you for two important things.
Please Keep Christ Center Community Church & the Mission in Clifton in Prayer. Keep us in prayer over the next year as we strive to become the church God wants us to be, and how best to minister to our community.
We would also ask that you prayerfully consider how you and maybe even your church might be able to help us meet our financial needs for our new facility and the ministry in this area.
We are confident that God will help us through this process, so that we will not have to go in debt. We also believe that funds will come in to meet the needs of our new ministry focus to the Clifton, Illinois area.
Thank You sincerely for your prayers and considerations,
Christ Center Community Church Treasurer
and the leadership team of Christ Center Community Church
Church Christ Center Community Church
P.O. Box 536, Clifton, IL 60927 (815)549-2282 https://www.christcentercommunity.org