When we began thinking about our next capital campaign, we invited Dr. Jim Butler to help organize and lead us through the process. Bro. Jim gave our staff a few titles to consider for the campaign, There was one title that seemed to express what we are trying to do in the next few years at LaBelle Haven.
"Building Momentum...Investing in Eternity" does not merely celebrate what God has done at LaBelle Haven, it also describes exactly what we desire to see take place in the next decade in our church. Beginning in 2011, we have witnessed God perform miracle after miracle in our church. God oversaw a complete church relocation from Holmes Road in Memphis, TN to Highway 305 in Olive Branch, MS. Just a few years ago, LaBelle Haven was seriously in danger of closing her doors forever. Today our membership has reached over 1,400 people.
Our last building campaign, "The Miracle Continues...Linking Hearts and Hands" celebrated all that God has done at LaBelle Haven. Buildings were constructed through that campaign just to accommodate the growth we were experiencing. There is a real temptation to celebrate what God has done at LaBelle Haven to the point that we believe we have arrived. Pastor Dean likes to say we are on a journey and have not reached our destination.
Building Momentum will allow us to create new ministries that will impact our community and church in the years to come. We are making an investment in the future. God is faithful today and will be in the future. This capital campaign and subsequent building campaign will not only alleviate some growing pains we have today, but will position us for ministry in the years to come. As you give to Building Momentum, please remember you are Investing in Eternity.