How do you pump enthusiasm into an entire student body? How do you get a group of hundreds of people from completely different backgrounds to get excited about the same thing? When we live in an age where hopelessness is the common thread on the news channels, how can you direct people’s attention to something encouraging?
We are experiencing the miraculous move of a miracle where I work and serve. It is not a renovation that has everyone a buzzing. Nor is it even a new building that is underway to serve our growing student body. Instead, we are soon to move into a totally new campus!
After many discussions, brainstorming sessions, prayerful considerations we are leaving our cramped facilities and moving to another location. Instead of having all of our operations for our seminary extension scattered through two separate buildings, we are relocating everything into a single building. Everything that we have now will be accommodated in the new campus PLUS much more.
Our age-old problem of limited parking will be resolved. We will no longer have a parking challenge in our new facility. There will be no more necessary street parking or walking through dark sidewalks to get to your vehicle.
As our staff continues to expand there will be no more problems of giving personnel a working office space. Every faculty member and executive will have a place to study, prepare their classes and meet with students. Our new facility will be prepared to grow our faculty here in Houston.
The library that has tripled in size will no longer have to be separated into separate rooms. Now, the entire collection will be housed in one room with a generous number of study carrels and quiet places for students to do their research. As a bonus, the library will now have an open view to the gorgeous atrium, adding to a great environment for students to read, relax and write.
Our entire team has visited the construction site. The demolition is done. Now the build out has begun.
We can see the long hallways leading to state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, student lounge and library. The space that we have now has been wonderful. We just outgrew it.
Now, the Lord has shown us great favor. We will be able to stretch, serve our students well and equip more to be servant-leaders and bring the Gospel to the world. All of us are jazzed!
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