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Like Never Before Weekly Update

You may be interested in knowing that construction work continues on campus, though most other ministry activities have moved online or been postponed. May God continue to bless and protect you and your loved ones while we are apart.

What’s Happening?

New Worship Center 

This has been a “rough” week, as in roughing in, a construction process. Inside the new worship center, roughing in work took place at the back of the house, the restrooms, and water piping under riser steel. In addition, the refrigerant piping is in process. Overhead sprinklers under the riser steel were completed, filled, and tested. They continue to hang drywall at the perimeter walls, and have framed the electrical room. Additional drywall was hung for the fire riser room and under the riser steel. Taping is underway at the perimeter high walls and the bathroom ceilings. It has been another busy week.

Building B1, Future Nursery

Progress continues. The former front offices will soon be transformed into the new WACC nursery. Concrete was poured up to the floor level around five interior columns. Walls are being framed. Stair work has begun. The workers installed the water lines vent pipes for the sinks,  the toilet, and the washer.

Generosity Update

In these uncertain days, your continuing generosity is so appreciated. We appreciate that you find the path to continue to give, even though we cannot meet in person for a time. Thank you for giving online and in other ways. Please watch for more information to come from WACC to assist you to give online, if you do not yet do so.

God continues to provide, and our WACC family continues to respond to the needs in faithful ways. Approximately $37,187 was given toward the Like Never Before building project during the week ending March 22.

Resources

Visit our Resources page at the following link to see the latest construction update videos, photos, building renderings, and even a playlist: https://likeneverbefore.wacc.net/resources

JOHN 14:12

The truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

EPHESIANS 3:20-21

Now glory be to God! By his mightily power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.

JOSHUA 10:14

Never before or since has there been a day like that one, when the LORD answered such a request from a human being.

We believe that God has placed WACC in this region, in this season, to share the gospel like never before. We believe God wants to use WACC to disciple the next generation like never before. We believe God has resourced WACC to love the Whittier area and the world like never before. God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. The question we must wrestle with is, “Will we join Him?”

God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, when they make themselves available to him. This means that if God is going to change lives like never before, it will require something of each of us. We must choose to surrender, listen, obey, sacrifice, worship, and give like never before.

As we do this, I believe we are going to see an outpouring of incredible blessing on our community and world. I believe the doors of our church will be opened wider so thousands more can come and hear the message of Jesus in a new worship center and chapel. I believe the next generation will find a place where they can discover what it means to grow in grace in a renovated children’s building. And I believe the most vulnerable families in Whittier will experience incredible compassion as we pour out our generosity toward them.

Please join me in praying like never before for what God wants to do in and through you.

God bless you,

John Riley

GROWTH IN THE LAST 47 YEARS

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2018 EASTER | RECORD ATTENDANCE | 8008

2018 CHRISTMAS | RECORD ATTENDANCE | 5526

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OUR HISTORY OF GROWTH AND EXPANSION

Whittier Area Baptist Fellowship (WABF) began in the auditorium of McNally Junior High with 384 people. After a few months, the church moved to East Whittier United Methodist Church on Cole Road, where it soon expanded to two services.

GROWING DISCIPLES

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VISION

We exist to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus.

MISSION

Our mission is to create communities where every person is invited to GATHER in worship,
GROW in a small group,
and to GO serve our world.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

  • Pray for what God would want to do in and through you. Let Him speak to your heart and simply respond to His leading. Pray each day using the Prayer Guide (next page).
  • Consider your priorities and spending, to determine how much could be given above your normal general giving that would reflect true sacrifice. We are not believing for equal gifts, but equal sacrifice as God directs.

If every single one of us surrenders to God and gives what only we can give, we believe that God will do what only he can do. Big, small and all, we believe God will use whatever we bring him, and he will multiply it to bring the gospel of Jesus to our community and world LIKE NEVER BEFORE!