Posts Tagged ‘international’

I am seriously looking forward to the day that the Oak Tree Cinema becomes the Epic Life Church main campus. I am going to just type and see what comes out…The AMC big guys in their AMC big office building will one day say to us, “Hey you there, Epic Life Church, we really don’t want this building anymore and we were just wondering if we could bother you by giving it to you.”  To which we would reply, “Oh that’s no bother, we’ll help you out and take it off your hands. Glad we could help out.”

From there Aurora Ave would have a sweet spot at the Oak Tree Village.  We would quickly remodel the children’s theater to be a bit more children friendly, by knocking out a wall and creating a sweet nursery, baby and toddler area. Then take the theater and make it a place where crafts, videos, drama, music and great teaching could happen. The images are beginning to form in my brain as I type.

We would head off to the adult theater and create a stage, lights and sound that would be quite stellar. Better lighting, new colors, and a stage that could have depth and the ability to build and create.

Of course the other theaters would become different language churches, like Korean, Spanish, Ethiopian, Russian, etc. and the children from these communities would all go to the children’s ministry theater. I can see the beauty in such a international children’s ministry. A lot of encouragement, excitement and heart for the nations.

Then we will show second run movies and encourage date nights and family nights and charge as little as possible and only show good wholesome movies. We should be able to make enough money to cover the cost of the building, then every bit of tithe can go directly to ministry, on Aurora and around the world as our international community grows.

With this the AXIS (the Epic Life administration and education campus) can grow and be remodeled to host a bigger school with more teachers who are better paid. And we can start planning for the Bible College and Seminary on location.  Then the Cafe can be developed and begin to Thrive and the Epic Warehouse can open, making a major difference in the lives of the community youth, bringing them by the hundreds to the foot of the Cross.

It is only a matter of time before all of this happens and even more, because God is big and he wants to reach all of Seattle!  And his dreams and plans are much bigger than mine or even what I could imagine.

This past Sunday night ur team invited people to our home for dinner. We invited people we have been meeting over the past couple of months. It was a total success and a wonderful time sharing and chatting with people most of us have never met, some Christ followers, some Christian but wondering, and others who have never seen a Bible. Here’s the run down of who God brought across the threshold.

A couple from Tibet – Buddhists

A young lady from Taiwan – No religious thought

A man from Brazil – No Religious connection

A couple from Seattle, she just moved from the Philippines to marry her Seattlite husband – Christian

Two young ladies from the Philippines – No Religious connection

A couple from Issaqua, East of Seattle – Christ followers

A young man of Chinese descendants – Christian

A young lady from Seattle – No Religious connection

And the fourteen of us, along with my parents and two others who have become part of our team.

It was an amazing night!