This Sunday, December 11, Mars Hill Church Albuquerque will host a grand opening in their new building on San Mateo Boulevard! To help celebrate, Pastor Mark Driscoll is coming down from Seattle to celebrate the day and will be preaching live at all three services, and baptisms will be happening all day! Find out more details about the day (address, parking, and service times) at the Mars Hill Albuquerque website.
Want to be baptized in Albuquerque this Sunday? Let 'em know here.
Albuquerque needs Jesus, and we are so excited about this new building because it provides us an opportunity to serve this wonderful city, the people of Albuquerque, and those throughout New Mexico so that they can come hear the Jesus' gospel. Here are a few testimonies from people who are already signed up to be baptized this Sunday:
"But now something has changed, drastically. I feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to live a life that carries out the plan that God has, and to make him the center of my life. I have fully accepted Jesus in my heart as my Savior, and am ready to begin living a new life in him, and for him." –Luke
"I went from feelings of dying and suffering to feelings of love, forgiveness, and a desire to seek out Jesus. He answered my prayer when I needed him most. Ever since then, my life has changed and I seek to have a deeper relationship with Christ and to love everyone that I stumble upon." –Anonymous
"I want to be baptized because I want to follow Jesus and I want him to teach me how to teach others about him." –Harmony, 6
New Building, Same Mission
So why is the Albuquerque church moving? Well, because they outgrew our space. Quickly. Mars Hill Church first opened its doors in Albuquerque’s historic Lobo Theater in the summer of 2009. In just over two years, we've tripled in size from fewer than 250 adults and 65 kids to over 750 people in attendance, including 125 kids, have witnessed almost 300 baptisms, and are one of our fastest growing churches.
Godʼs work has been amazing. We are running out of children’s space as new families join us and our current families continue to be fruitful. Redemption Night continues to grow and we are running out of places for groups to meet. We have currently run out of room when we try to host larger trainingevents featuring nationally recognized leaders.
Early last year, the Albuquerque elders started seeking out a new location that could accommodate more growth, give more space for the children's area and ministries, and allow the church to become a regional hub in the Southwest for training and church planting. As the leaders began to look into the former Gold’s Gym near the corner of San Mateo and Montgomery, "perfect" was the only word that could be used. It was as if God built us a home decades ago that we are just now moving into. The new building will allow the Albuquerque church to seat over 550 people in the auditorium, including over 3,500 square feet in children’s space.
Pastor Donovan talks to church members in the new building before the renovation
Pray for Mars Hill Albuquerque
Safety for construction workers and volunteers
Wisdom for the leadership team
Generous hearts in the body
New opportunities for mission in Albuquerque
Development of Community Group leaders
Give to Mars Hill Albuquerque
Want to support the Albuquerque church and Mars Hill in the Southwest? Give to the Albuquerque New Building Fund today via the Mars Hill online giving page.
Find out more on Mars Hill Albuquerque's grand opening, address, parking, and service times at the Mars Hill Albuquerque website.
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