"Be STRONG and COURAGEOUS, do not be afraid or discouraged for the LORD your GOD is with you wherever you go."
The Waymaker Fund was started in 2020 as God began to stir a greater depth of generosity in the hearts of our leadership. This fund is what fuels the ministry of Waymaker.Church. Through your giving, lives are transformed, marriages and families are restored, leaders are developed and sent out, authentic and intentional community is created, and there is an outpouring of generosity that we can give to the greater Lynchburg area and beyond. However, if you have yet to complete your commitment to Building Waymaker.Church, we encourage you to continue giving towards Building Waymaker.Church until your commitment is fulfilled.
Maybe it was a snow fort or a doll house. That love of building comes from God and in this next season, He is calling us to join Him in Building Waymaker.Church. Just like the Israelites, God is calling us to take back enemy territory, to move from wanderers in temporary spaces to warriors that are building Waymaker.Church. That’s why Building Waymaker.Church is so much more than putting up a building; it’s about us building lives, families, leaders and communities.
And this is how we’ll do it:
It's about building lives.
With your giving, God has enabled us to build a permanent ministry space in which more people are being transformed by encounters with Jesus.
It's about building families.
We have built a space where families are made whole- where broken marriages are restored and marginalized and abandoned children experience the love of God in a thriving family.
It's about building leaders.
This building is a place where people are developed, equipped, and trained to lead the Church into a greater future.
It's about building community.
This permament ministry space is designed specifcally for people to build relationships. Imagine a place people outside our church want to be as we share our space with the community.
Having a building is about more than just a space; it's about creating experiences in which people can encounter Jesus and leave transformed by His love. Since we have been in our new 24/7 ministry space, we have seen 40 salvations and 28 people choose to take their next step in believer's baptism.
It's about building families. We desire to see families whole, healthy, and thriving. Whether it's equipping engaged couples for the journey ahead or mentoring those who've been married for years, we believe a healthy home starts with a healthy marriage. Our building also serves as a central hub for our Mosaic ministry as we go after our mission to see every child experience the love of God in the context of family.
Our world and the greater Church needs high-character and high-capacity leaders to guide them into a greater future. There’s too much at stake in our times to not have the quality of leaders needed to meet those demands. Waymaker.Church is on the forefront of developing these leaders through Waymaker Institute, which includes not only our academic students, but also our ministry residency, internship program, Next Level Leadership, and other leadership initiatives.
It's about a space designed specifically for people to build relationships, for friends to meet and learn together, where mentors can guide someone to a next step and families and neighbors can gather to make memories. Building Waymaker.Church is about creating a place people outside the church want to be as we share our space with the greater community.