The building is far too small

August 2020

I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land. Exodus 23:30

As we talk about acquiring land from our neighbours we must remember that God’s expectation of possessing is much higher and greater than ours. Our default setting is to think in hectares, titles,
20 year strategic plans, and what it means for us right now. God’s definition of possession looks like- all creation subdued, nations discipled and generations blessed. Understanding God’s thoughts on taking possession of the land affects how we think about buying land, constructing a building and gathering as one people, worshiping Jesus. Our thoughts make the building a destination; God’s thoughts make it a staging area for the next great advance, of which Horsham Downs is but one part of a down payment.

– The Village Church Building Team

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