The Church and Eclectic Life Giving Groups Vision
NEXT ECLECTIC LIFE GIVING GROUP: LEADERS AND LOVERS IN THE LAST DAYS, Thursday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Contact Pastor Steve at 813-787-7734 for more information
GATHERING THE CHURCH
On Thursday, June 2nd, we launched Eclectic, a gathering for two types of the potential church.
One gathering is for those who love Jesus but maybe feel disenfranchised by the church and therefore have gotten disconnected from the local body of believers and/or those who desire the more intimate setting that a small life-giving group can provide. This group will be on the first and third Thursdays of each month, beginning Thursday, June 2nd, 2016.
The other life-giving group is specifically designed for the pre-believers/unchurched whom we will invite to our home to hang with us and hear/expeience the hope of Jesus. Once this group begins it will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The beginning date for this life-giving group will be posted soon.
Contact Steve Deal for more information at 813-787-7734 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These groups will eventually be planted throughout the city. We will be happy to give you a location when you call.
Pictures from the first Eclectic Life Group in St. Augustine, FL. This Life Group focus is Leaders and Lovers. This is an open group and we welcome you to contact us for details and come and participate with us. It meets every first and third Thursday of the month.
THE MINISTRY TRAINING CENTER
We are believing God for a buidling on Vilano Beach, just minutes from the historic district, that would serve as a missions training base and sending center with enough space to accommodate 12 to 16 students, 2 to 4 leaders, and gatherings of 50 to 75 people in a home fellowship type setting. We continually look for a property that will meet this criteria believing God for provision as it is revealed.
Properties we are praying about even though not necessarily available at present. God can do anything:
This property sold in November 2015 as a foreclosure. IT re-entered the market a couple months ago. Someone put a contract on the property and it has been pending for 2 months. We understand that they will take backup offers, but we are not able to make an offer at this time. We continue to pray for God's direction for the ministry training center for the perfect building and the perfect location in the city. This building shown here could house 12 to 16 students. Pray with us for the miraculous and for direction. We won't do anything unless we do it debt free. Pray with us for the perfect home for this great adventure and vision .
The rooftop deck would be awesome for prayer and worship. The ministry staff and students could pray in the direction of the north, south, east and the west believing for this city to come into alignment with what God has in store for the first city in America.
This was a property we prayed about for 2.5 years. It has sold, and under construction. We are still praying about what God could do in the future.
ECLECTIC COFFEE SHOP
Using a house that can be zoned for business on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine, FL or a commercial building that can be transformed into a coffee bar and cafe that would serve as a place of connection for the future church. Having a quality health foray and excellent coffee with hopes of drawing in folks to connect with for the purposes of Kingdom relationships. There would be live music nights, art, poetry, and the spoken Word. We would employ students involved with the ministry and the training center, locals, and Flagler college students.
We are believing that from this coffee shop would spring forth a part of the Eclectic Church, “the called out ones from various backgrounds and places, cultures, or situations who are becoming friends of God.”
THE FUTURE OF ECLECTIC
Our hearts and passion is to eventually develop the church into a performing arts venue where artists of all kinds find their place in the Kingdom of God.