Upon deciding to renovate our old pig barns in the fall of 2020, we decided to simply call our new space, The Barn. While it will be utilized for a church plant on Sunday mornings, we also decided to double the size of the space we renovated in order to create a space for the community, especially the youth in our area, to gather as well.
Our goal is actually very simple: To provide a safe atmosphere for youth of all different ages, from all different walks of life—regardless of whatever church building they attend on Sundays—so they can experience the love of Christ and learn how to become strong leaders with a kingdom mindset…while enjoying our acreage in the process.
With this in mind, we recently started up a “Middle School Night at The Barn” monthly on Saturday evenings. These events are geared towards having kids come enjoy fellowship, food, games and leadership-building activities in a Christian environment. We have also hosted several events over the past year with high school youth from the local FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). This has included a Super Bowl party, nights of worship in The Barn and several outreach opportunities that involved encouraging them to give back by volunteering with us at the Faith Temple Food Giveaway followed by bowling, and/or food and games hosted on our acreage.