Thanks for taking the time to read about our exciting venture of faith called ‘IT’S MORE THAN JUST A CHAIR’.
Chairs! They’re not the most exciting subject, right? But when you think of the lives they carry, suddenly they take on a whole new meaning. Last year, we conservatively estimate that 5000 people sat in our church services. Each of those people experience their fair share of joys and challenges in life – the single mum, the new dad, the older person, the young professional, the student. Each person is welcomed into our church family with genuine love and open arms as they sit on chairs we provide for them.
But that chair isn’t free. Someone has to pay for it. We estimate one chair in the Junction Church costs £500. Think about it – there’s the venue hire costs as well as the equipment costs so people can see & hear what’s happening. Then there’s the hours spent preparing music & messages, the massive work which goes into kids ministry, the teaching, the teams of people who invest thousands of hours behind the scenes every week serving others…and all the mid-week stuff too. The list could just go on. This is what it takes for someone to come and take seat in the Junction Church. That’s how much we value people.
So we’re asking you to help us. Can you buy a chair? We’re believing to raise £100,000 for 200 chairs by March 2021. That’s why we’ve called this campaign ‘It’s MORE than just a chair’. See, just one chair will carry something like 52 people per year. Over 5 years, that’s 260 lives. Over 10 years, that’s 520 lives. Add on to that muliple services, and the number is much higher. What better investment can you possibly make than sowing into the lives of people?
£500 for a chair might sound like a lot. But…break it down and it suddenly it becomes totally reachable over a year. It works out at £42 per month – or £10:50 per week – or £1:43 per day. In other words, for less than the cost of a daily Starbucks coffee, you can invest in a chair that will carry the lives of 52 people each year. That’s 52 people who will hear the life transforming message of Jesus!
So, will you help us? Will you buy a chair? Maybe you could buy more than one chair? Please prayerfully consider what part you can play.
One day, we will get our very own auditorium which we’ll call ‘home’. And it will be filled with chairs, each carrying the lives of people. By buying a chair, you are investing in eternity. Only God really knows the impact. This is a great investment. The giving details are below.