WE TURN 10 THIS YEAR. WE DON'T HAVE A HOME. IT'S TIME TO BUILD.
…where mentorship is valued, dreams are born, risks are taken. Where heritage & history are honored, the present enjoyed, the future built. Where ideas find allies and failure is success. Where ordinary people converge to do extraordinary things, together. Where problems are wrestled with, solutions are brainstormed, & businesses are started…over a good local brew. Where collaboration, innovation, creativity, & generosity are not just words on a wall but values embodied. Where wisdom is gained, children are valued, skills are honed, culture is shaped. Where work is humanized, profession is exchanged for calling, and people wake up with a drive to make a difference. Where being a life-long learner is the norm. Where music and art are enjoyed. Where people come to be renewed in mind, body, soul, and then in turn leave energized to work for the renewal of the community they call home. Where people flock from around the world to be inspired for the possible when people press into the power of together. Where compelling vision draws great things out of ordinary people who go on to do big things that really matter. Where awesome is aimed at and excellence is achieved. Where we dream globally and act locally for change, justice, joy, & human flourishing. Where relationships thrive, potential is realized, & cool stuff just gets done. In short, where community happens.
And where together, we do Wenatchee.
On the morning of January 28th, 2018, Pastor Josh introduced our church family to the architect who helped conceptualize our church's vision and dream. His spatial-storytelling abilities, honed at Disneyland for 15 years, his passionate heart for the local church, his own personal story of redemption, and his fascinating take on the power of immersive story-telling deeply blessed our church family that morning.
On January 28th, 2018, Grace City gathered at Wenatchee High School to hear Pastor Josh and Mel McGowan reveal for the first time the conceptual drawings, artist renderings, 3D fly through, and overall vision and philosophy behind our new facility. As we left, each person was challenged to take with them a brick and prayerfully ask one simple question... "What's my part?"
Pastor Josh preached a powerful 5-week series called "Dream", where he preached 5 stand-alone messages that had been burning on his heart for over a year. These messages became the foundation and catalyst for the Building Home Initiative.