Can’t we just continue to meet in a school?
We love our local school districts, but as long as we continue meeting in a school, we’re limited by the school’s calendar. In addition to our inability to use facilities during the week, this means that we’re at the mercy of district policies, month-to-month rental contracts and potential schedule conflicts on holidays, like Good Friday or Christmas Eve. A dedicated Woodmen Monument building will address all of these issues, and give us a rooted and recognizable presence in our community.
Is an auditorium that holds around 550 people big enough for future growth?
Over three weekend services, this size of auditorium can host a church of 1,500 to 1,800 people, including kids. At Woodmen, we believe this is a great size for a campus community—big enough to impact surrounding neighborhoods for Christ, but small enough to be a place of caring fellowship.
With a thriving Community Group ministry (like we already have in our Monument Campus community!), a church of this size can be a place for people to both know others and be known by others. If, through God’s grace, more people are drawn to our church, we would look to plant additional Woodmen campuses in the future.
What about a dedicated space for students?
As part of Phase Two of our new church building, we envision a next-generation space for students to explore and take hold of the kind of faith that will last a lifetime. We know that sometimes belonging comes before believing, so it’ll be a welcoming spot for students to invite others to church—for young people to find caring community with others whose lives are centered in Christ. In the meantime, our students will be able to make use of the great new auditorium and community spaces included in Phase One.
I have some additional questions. How can I find out more?
Visit woodmenvalley.org/MOpartners, or email Campus Pastor Doug Olsen at email@example.com.