A couple years ago, Grace Covenant in Beavercreek, Ohio came face to face with a dilemma. They had outgrown their facility and their growth stagnated due to the lack of space. Realizing that it was essential to build in order to make room for the new believers God was sending to Grace Covenant, they decided to add-on to their existing building. And so after much prayer, the decision was made to move forward with their plans.
The new building will have an upper and lower level that will provide a new place to worship, a welcome center, conference room, pastor’s study, offices, a bookstore and new classrooms. Plus, this new building opens the door for Pastor Rick to fill a passion that God has long placed in his heart; to create a venue for him to start a pastor’s training center. Pastor Rick described the heart of their church when he said, “In all of these things, it is our desire to develop ministries that glorify the Lord, edify believers and witness to the lost in our surrounding area. We believe that this facility will help us house many more people for an expansive ministry that may otherwise have stagnated.”
Over these past two years of building there has been much sacrificial giving. For example, three long-term members in their 60’s and 70’s spent thousands of hours working side by side. They did everything from overseeing the pre-construction phase, to physically pouring concrete, constructing walls, installing doors, painting and much more. “These three men have been amazing examples for all of us,” said Pastor Rick.
Pastor Rick would also like to say thank you to the CEIF investors that helped make the loan from CEIF possible. “CEIF is the means that the Lord has chosen to use in order to help us expand buildings so that we may further develop Christ centered, Gospel based ministry! We thank God for the partnership of CEIF investors in making the funding of this building possible.”