In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
For most of us, Bethel’s history begins at Franklin Mills and the renovated movie theater that we first occupied in September of 2004. If you were to ask some long-time Bethel attendees, though, you might hear about Bethel’s very first meeting in 1917, or how Bethel bought its first building just as the market was crashing in 1929 (talk about bad timing!), or how Bethel outgrew the Oxford Avenue property (doing four Sunday services!).
Now, we are in the position to purchase our current property. In order to do so, there are several steps that we need to take. These steps involve paying off debt, making repairs, getting ready for taxes and saving money in order to get us ready to get a mortgage. A successful "Be The Light" campaign will put us in a position to do just that.
The “Be The Light” Campaign is a necessary next step in our growth as a church. When God first let us occupy this property in September of 2004, He gave it to us at an incredibly low lease rate.
When we initially got the building, it was an unusable empty shell. However, God gave us the ability to put our money (almost $2 million) into renovating the building and making it what it is today. The lease we signed was a 10-year lease, and we’re now half-way through that agreement. We have the right to purchase this property at any point during the lease. As part of this lease, we’ve already negotiated a purchase price for the property that is below its current market value. Therefore, we have five years to buy this property, and “Be The Light” will get us ready to make this purchase.
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WHAT WILL "BE THE LIGHT" ACCOMPLISH?
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