The challenge of moving

The Church / August 15, 2007

This past Sunday we made the huge announcement: beginning October 7, 2007, Kinetic Church will be meeting at Concord Mill’s AMC Theater. Great opportunities like this usually come with large challenges.  This opportunity is no different.

In order for us to make the move to Concord Mills, we will need to become completely portable as a church; moving everything in and out of the theater each week.  For us to create an efficient process, we must purchase a 24’x7′ trailer and accompanying roadcases. Here’s were life gets really crazy: a new trailer and set roadcases costs around $25,000 and requires a 4-6 week lead time.

Luckily, today I finalized an offer with a church in New York that is selling their used trailer and cases. They just moved into a building and no longer need their portable gear. (These are actually photos of the gear!)

They have offered to sell the entire deal for $15,000. This is an amazing deal.  The demand for this equipment is incredibly high and it is an act of God that we have the opportunity to purchase it from them.

This Monday, we will send them 10% down and have two weeks to come up with the remaining $13,500. Currently, we have $50 in the AMC Trailer Fund.  Yippie! I will continue to pray that God provides the financial resources for our church. This past Sunday we had an all-time high attendance of 213 and one of our lowest 2007 offering of around $2,500. On top of that, we need to raise an additional $5,000 to cover the cost of a million incidentals that we will incur during this move (reprinting all of our publicity cards, banners, our logo on the trailer, etc). So, after you do all of the math, we need to come up with $20,000! Needless to say…I’m completely freaked out!

Either way, today I signed the contract for the move to Concord Mills, so we are officially locked in. (By the way, I found out today that Regal’s Starlight 14 has about 20,000 patrons per month whereas Concord Mill’s AMC has about 90,000)



Dave Milam
Dave Milam is a pastor, communicator and the founder of One Life Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a a gifted communicator Dave's right brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. Connect with Dave on Google+

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on August 21, 2007


our church just went through the same thing (sort of…at least the $ and move crunch). we took up an offering & on one Sunday raised more than we needed! I know you all will do the same. lay out the challenge and the people will give!

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