I just wanted to let you know that your prayers have been answered and our final hurdle was passed for us to have a multi-site in the Greece Ridge Mall @ Regal Theater!
By faith, we have been moving ahead and making plans and purchases, but the final approval had to happen when Nate Miller, our Greece Campus Pastor, had to appear before the Greece Town Board for a "Special Use Permit" on Tuesday evening.
They wanted site plans, floor plans, and many forms and applications to file. On August 21st, Nate appeared before the board and thankfully, all went smoothly and they voted to approve our special use permit!
They asked Nate four questions before voting:
- Will we have live music and how loud will it be? (Out of concern for neighbors nearby…)
- Will our service interfere with the regular working hours of the movie theater?
there be Greece residents that will be attending/involved with starting
this new campus? (Nate shared that the majority of our 150 adults
currently live on the west side of the city, many of them live in the
town of Greece.)
- What are our long term goals? How long do we see ourselves in the
movie theater? Nate shared that at this point we plan to evaluate in one year about our long term strategy. By then we must decide if "theater church" is a short term plan until we can buy or build or if it is a long-term strategy.
Thanks for your prayers!