Making Room // Pinelake Oxford
Making Room is a 24-month initiative to make room for more people and more life change.
Where We Are in the Journey to Making Room
Since Pinelake Oxford launched in August of 2015, we’ve seen families and college students alike ready to receive the message of Jesus. From the beginning, we’ve been making room at Pinelake Oxford. As our Sunday morning attendance has continuously grown, we’ve added more worship services and rearranged walls to accommodate more people. We want to make room for as many people as possible to experience life change in Christ.
God continues to expand our influence for His glory throughout our state, and we want to faithfully respond by making room. For the past year, we have been asking God to make room: in our vision for our part in His kingdom, in our hearts for more people, and financially for ministry expansion. Since then, we’ve seen Him bring story after story of life change.
One Story at a Time
Through Making Room, we’ve seen over 500 stories of life change take place. Each one of these stories is represented by a carabiner hanging from our Making Room sign. We’ve been able to minister to more than 19,000 of Mississippi’s prisoners through LOVEfirst, and we’ve served the Delta through children’s day camps and by constructing the Hope Center, which will serve on-going needs in the community.
TOGETHER WE CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE AN IMPACT
Is God calling you to a spiritual step?
Who is God leading you to add to your spiritual chain?
How can you live with generosity toward God’s kingdom plans?
God can use you in ways beyond what you think if you’re willing to let Him.
We all have a part in Making Room in Our House
Total Making Room Goal
We believe it’s time to make room for more people by establishing ourselves in a permanent facility. We’ve identified potential land for our future home. Your generosity will enable us to acquire and develop the most ideal property to meet the needs of our community and our growing church.
Phase 1: Purchase Property
Phase 2: Building Construction
Consistent Growth Month After Month
Launched in August 2015
Highest attendance since launch
Impacting The Next Generation
Pinelake Students (middle and high school) began bi-monthly gatherings in January 2016 with 26 students and leaders. Today 75 people are gathering for worship, teaching and small groups twice a month.
250 college students
Actively engaged in a life-giving small group.
Reaching College Students
New Life Change Stories
Publicly professed their faith in Christ through baptism.
What you can do now?
As we are faithful to respond to where God is leading we will see Mississippi continue to change one Life Change Story at a time.
This is an exciting time in the story of Pinelake Church, and we believe that God has opened new opportunities for us. Keep praying that God will transform lives, unify us behind His purposes and provide the resources we need to make this vision possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Pinelake has entered a season of incredible growth at all of our campuses. We believe God is calling us to make room in our hearts and in our facilities for our neighbors, friends and family members. To do so, we’re committed to a 24-month initiative we’re calling Making Room that begins on March 19, 2017. During this initiative, we’re asking God to work and provide through His people so that we can add space for students, children and families to hear the life-changing message about Jesus.
We need more space for our growing number of Little Lakers, Pinelake Kids and Pinelake Students. As a church, we are passionate about impacting the next generation and families in the Madison area, and Making Room allows us the opportunity to better serve this county.
Pinelake Madison has already fully funded Phase 1 of the project by giving $900,000 over our ministry expenses. Phase 2 will begin as soon as the funds are available to complete project.
In Phase 1, we’ll be adding eight additional Little Lakers classrooms that will hold around 100 more preschoolers each hour, for a total of 225. This compares to 125 in our current setup. We will also be adding a preschool worship space and converting an existing area into a Den for mothers of young children.
Currently, we have room for only 108 children per hour, which does not provide sufficient small group space on Sunday mornings. In Phase 1 of this initiative, we’ll be adding five new classrooms that will hold 64 children each hour, bringing our total to nine classrooms and space for 172.
We’re also making room for our staff with eight new offices, as well as adding two large multipurpose rooms for adult equipping classes.
Phase 1 will begin May 1 and will be completed in 4–6 months.
Yes. As part of Phase 2, our new Student Center will provide dedicated space for over 200 middle school students on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and high school students on Sundays at 5 p.m. This Student Center includes a basketball court, a recreational space with game tables and a multi-use area that can be used for small groups or large gatherings.
We will be upgrading the existing Theater that is shared by Pinelake Kids and Students; this will give them a much-needed upgrade for their worship experience and improve the audio/visual equipment and lighting. We’ll also be renovating the Commons to add an accessible entrance at the back of the building for the Student Center, a new entrance at the front of the building near the Theater and a covered drop-off on the Care Center side.
Phase 2 will take 3–6 months and will begin as soon as the funds are available to complete project.
We do not anticipate any changes to how most people come in or leave the building.