Location, Location, Location...

In real estate they always say the three biggest things are location, location, and location...

I would argue that it applies even more in the church world. I acknowledge that some reading this might be in a fixed location with brick and mortar walls. Maybe this applies in starting a campus in a new area??? But, location is everything.

Recently, Church of the Suncoast made our big move back to the area where we started the church in 2006. We got kicked out of a school we were using and that sent us scrambling for some place to meet for 5 months. God opened up the doors on another school but it was in a different area and not a good location at that.

We have had five Sundays now in our new location (Rushe Middle School) and the attendance numbers have gone up by 20% and we have seen over 45 new faces in February alone! We have done some marketing of course, we have a billboard now, but most of this has come from people seeing our signs out and checking us out the next week. The new campus in right off the main highway and it is in a brand new neighborhood. The bottom line is the location.

We have moved four times in our short 22 month history. And nothing has convinced me more of this reality than this move. Location matters!

APPLICATION:
1) Start a new campus...
2) Move your church if you meet in a poor location...
3) Send people to start a new church in a better location...
4) Sell your church and go portable for a season until you can build again...

Don't let your address keep your church from reaching it's full redemptive potential !

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A cheap shot at Gathering Pointe?

Brian A. Moon said...

Hey I don't know who you are, but this is not about your church! This is not about competition. Why don't you call me instead of leaving anonymous comments:

813-792-5345

Ross said...

Ok, I am not sure why the comments like this directed toward Brian and the Church at the Suncoast...but this does need to stop. If you have any questions about what is posted here, please direct them directly to Pastor Brian or myself. Thank you so much. As hard as it may seem to have two gospel preaching churches so close together, we are on the same team. We need to be able to work along side of each other. Brian and I have had some good discussions lately and have worked out and have come to agreements on some things. I do appreciate the communication between Brian and I as of late and I do not wish to begin a church war. there are bigger battles out there!! Thank you.