Right now is an exciting time of expansion at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana. Beyond the fact that we are getting ready to present our plans publicly for a new community center that will be located across the street from our present campus, our church’s “community ministries” focus is going to a new level.
|Lisa Glaser has been with us since 2011|
number of employees, administration and management of the day to day operations has increased. On top of this, as was announced last month, we are partnering with Eastside Assembly of God, expanding our present offerings in child care in another part of our community, helping Eastside’s vision of reaching more families and helping people in the real needs they have. On top of this, the daycare will see significant expansion when the community center renovations happen, increasing our capacity to reach another 200 children every day. In other words, just in these three sites–our present church facility, Eastside, and the community center will mean we will be able to minister to nearly 500 children everyday in the next couple of years. Remember also that we believe the future for Adventure Station will include a west side site, near Purdue University.
- Executive Director of Adventure Station
- Pastoral and administrative oversight of our 3 largest community outreach events–Easter Eggstravaganza, Independence Day Celebration, and Jingle Jam. These three events bring roughly 10,000 people on to our campus each year and they need continued focus.
- Connections Ministries on Sunday morning–this will include overseeing Connections, Greeters, First Look, and the Café. Along with this, Lisa will start to oversee and improve our assimilation efforts.
- She will continue to be the pastoral connection to our “JC KIDS”–our community outreach to neighborhood children.
- She will help us to keep outreach in front of our congregation as an important, critical piece of our spiritual identity.
|Pastor Patrick Ringler|
|Pastor Wayne & Delight Peercy with
will be developing out of the old Payless grocery store and manage and maintain the rest of the 68,000 square feet and nearly 7 acres, as well as developing ministries in the renovated center once it is open, First Assembly Community Ministries is re-hiring Pastor Wayne Peercy. Wayne will not only make sure building and tenants are looked after, but he will organize volunteers who will work in the renovations and develop ministries that will reach out to our community through the new center.