Well the Lord has certainly answered our prayers at Victory of the Lamb. As the church keeps growing and we are quickly running out of space at the Polonia we have finally gotten permission to meet at Showtime Cinema across the highway from the Polonia. We have asked several times to use their facilities and they have not been very amenable. Now they are...and for not a whole lot more than the Polonia was charging. We are grateful for that.
We will have use of the Large theater seating 240 and a small one across the hall for the children's ministry. We also can use a meeting room with tables and the Cafe area. There are not a lot of spaces available in southwest Franklin and this represents the most significant real estate in that area. This will be a big help for the church.
I'm excited by the possibilities for meeting in a room designed around sound. Finally I can resolve the sound issues we suffer at the Polonia with feedback and harshness. Even videotaping will be easier.
It looks like we will be able to start worshipping there in May. We have a lot of things to do to be ready for that. We will definitely need to be a more organized setup and take down crew as we will need to be out a little bit earlier and we have to leave it clean and ready to go. Movies start at 11:45 although on the other side of the building. We'll be at the end of a wing. I can't tell you how much better it will be to walk into "church" on a Sunday morning and not have it smell like burritos and liquor. I'm pretty sure Ike will miss picking up the scattered beer bottles and cigarette butts as well. Clean bathrooms, no puke, no full length bar, no sewage dumping in the parking lot, no more blown circuits and defective furnaces, bacteria water, etc..... Such luxury.
Praise God that he has blessed this church that it has grown from 6 people to nearly 140 in less than 2 years. This next phase of being a mission church should be exciting.