Making Room // Pinelake Oxford
Making Room is a 24-month initiative to make room for more people and more life change.
Making Room for Our Community
From the very beginning, the leadership of Pinelake Church believed that God was ready to do a new work in Oxford. Out of obedience to God’s leading we launched Pinelake Oxford in August 2015, bringing a message of hope to families and college students alike. Since that time we have seen continuous growth and new Life Changes Stories written month after month.
Our Sunday morning worship attendance has grown from an average of 500 people in 2015 to nearly 1,200 today. To account for this growth, we have added a worship service, rearranged walls and found places for people in every available space. From the beginning, Pinelake Oxford has been making room.
We believe the time has come to establish ourselves in a permanent facility in Oxford. We are currently working to identify the best location and property for the future site of Pinelake Oxford.
Making Room Sermon Series Begins
Sunday, March 19
Sunday, April 9
Phase 1: Purchase Property
Phase 2: Building Construction
We are actively searching for a permanent location for Pinelake Oxford. Your generosity will enable us to acquire and develop the most ideal property to meet the needs of our community and our growing church.
We all have a part in Making Room in Our House
Total Making Room Goal
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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Tell people about it. Become an advocate for what God is doing through Pinelake and help others see how we need to make room in our hearts.
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.