Two of our dearest friends in the ministry were with us last week to be a part of our church anniversary celebration. We were able to spend some time with them just talking and hanging out.
In one of our conversations, Pastor Frank King told us that he did some research on Harrisburg and discovered that our city is one of the new emerging cities in the United States. It has been listed as one of the top cities in America for people to live. That distinction has gone out all over the country through various high level business reports and publications. Therefore, it is estimated that this entire region, (both east and west shore) is about to increase by over 500,000 people. This is about to become a bustling metropolitan community of over 1 million inhabitants.
He confirmed what the Lord has told us and what we have often shared with you, that Urban Life Church has been established to reach people who are about to move to this area. Can you imagine over a million people in this Capital region? That’s why we’re observing so much new construction with many new banks, houses, shopping malls and expansion on the roadways. The landscape of this entire area is about to make a dramatic change.
Please believe us when we say that several thousand of those new people are going to be looking for a family oriented church. When people move into a new area, they’re looking for excellent schools, outstanding shopping malls, nice restaurants, family entertainment and a good solid, positive, friendly, faith-building, hope-inspiring church. That’s why the Lord is preparing us. And we’re going to be ready for them when they come!
Over the next few months, we’re getting our hearts and homes prepared for the growth that is coming to this community and to our church. Remember the Words that the Lord brought to us this past weekend through Pastors Frank and Robin King. Our legacy is alive right now. Like the almond tree that the Lord showed the prophet, we’re blooming NOW.