2 Weeks

We are now inside two weeks of the grand reopening of Highland Oaks’ newly renovated Worship Center. For the past five-plus months, we have met in multiple services in the church Fellowship Hall.

While there are worse places to worship, the low ceilings, hot temperature, and lack of traffic space have made it a challenge to put it mildly.

Here’s been the beautiful thing…the experience of sacrificing not only our comfort but our financial resources has opened up a whole new window of the church’s heart. It’s been a beautiful thing. Now, we’ll not only head back into beautiful surroundings…we’ll reenter a more mature and loving family of Christians…better prepared for ministry.

It’s been a long and sometimes arduous journey. But it’s definitely been a worthwhile journey.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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