Onward and Upward!
Last Sunday was truly a special day! What a great milestone for First Baptist Arlington. What a privilege for me to lead us in dedicating our new Preschool/Children’s Building to the glory of God!
And – how cool was it to find out that we actually broke ground on our original Children’s Building 65 years ago in September of 1954?!! In these past 65 years, our church has helped to shape and form the lives of thousands of children. And now, here we are with a brand-new building to be used to influence the lives of future generations! Praise God!
One of my good friends, Dr. Joel Gregory saw my post on Facebook about our Dedication Day. He wrote this note on my wall:
Children unborn from
Families not formed
In years not yet
Will meet Him!
I love that! That is the truth. We have no idea how many children will be led to Jesus through the ministries housed in that new space. I am thrilled about it.
And now – onward and upward.
We are getting ready for the next phase of construction and repairs. Our children have all moved out to the new building. We are working with our insurance company to finalize everything so we can repair the damage from the rains last year to our Third-Floor space. We have insurance money to replace our steeple. And, our team is working on the plans to renovate the first floor of the Main Building to accommodate the needs of our Senior Adults. We also have been given a designated gift of $500,000 to renovate the Student Building.
We are grateful to God for the wonderful heritage we have as a church. But we are leaning into the future!
Onward and Upward!!