This morning our pastor, Chad Brooks, spoke briefly about our land purchase and the next season of co-location with ministry at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Sterlington. Earlier this year, we entered into a cooperative parish with St. Andrew’s. This allows both churches to find shared ministry together while maintaining congregational identity. You can find out more information on that relationship here and here.
Our cooperative parish team has worked through the details of what this transition can look like and it is exciting!
You can read out co-location timeline here.
The next steps for Foundry entail purchasing the 4.7 acres from St. Andrew’s and raising and putting in a one-acre gravel parking lot to facilitate Sunday morning worship temporarily at St. Andrew’s (using their gym). We plan on launching a capital campaign in the spring and hopefully beginning construction later in 2018. We believe this move will allow us to redirect our ministry energy towards our vision of Jesus is Big Enough.
Our 2017 End of Year offering, historically called “Fund the Future”, will be 100% focused on paying cash for the gravel parking lot. If you want to give directly towards this project, you can use our online giving portal here.