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First Fruits

Church family, we have such an amazing opportunity to eliminate our debt by the end of the year! 

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Church Family,

                As you heard me mention this past Sunday, we are very close to being debt-free as a faith family. Through God’s gracious provision and your faithful giving as a church member, we will be able to do what I believe would honor God, and that is, pay off our debt. You may not realize it, but if we pay off our loan on the building it will free our church budget up by over $500,000 a year for the next 6 years or so. As you can imagine, this will be a huge blessing.

                 By freeing up our budget, we will be able to do more in the way of missions and ministry. You have heard me regularly talk of the importance of being focused on the nations. This financial freedom will allow us to give more money to international missions and other mission causes. It will also allow us to begin to invest more in ministries that are experiencing growth, and other ministries that need to take place so that we can reach more in our community with the Gospel.

                  You also heard me mention that the “Now Center” is in desperate need of renovation. This space is something we use weekly and is often times a first connection point for many who visit our church. I want us to be proud of this area and make it a space that is warm and inviting. But my conviction is that we cannot spend money on this area until we are out of debt.

                  So here is what I am praying and asking. I am asking you as a church member to prayerfully consider what you might be able to give above your tithes between now and the end of November to help us get out of dept. On September 30th we will have a First Fruits Offering that will serve as an initial gift to take care of our loan. You will also be able to give weekly, if you chose to do so. But our goal is simple, we need $500,000 to pay off our loan, and any overflow from the gifts will go toward the “Now Center” renovation. We will only do what we can pay for with cash in hand, as I believe this is what God would have us do. My wife and I are praying about what we would be able to give above our tithes, so I am asking you to do this, as well. This is all our responsibility as good stewards of the resources God has given us. I believe the impact of paying off our loan will be monumental as a church moving forward. I love you all very much and asked that you pray to this end. It is my joy to be your pastor, and I look forward to seeing what God is going to continue to do through His Church.

For His Glory,

Aaron D. Burgner
Lead Pastor


We now have available for you a way to give online by clicking the button just below. You will be directed to a page that will allow you to schedule a payment. One thing to note (*) in the "Your Tithe and Offerings" section at the bottom, enter the amount you would like to give in the "Please designate the dollar amount you would like to give towards Debt." field. It's that simple! 


What's Coming Up!


 NEW                              Church at the Mall       Business Directory

We have been blessed to partner with Christians in Business to provide a directory of local Christian owned and operated businesses within our own congregation! 

Click HERE to view the online version of the Business Directory

Click HERE to sign up to be included in the Business Directory

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Parent-Child Dedication

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Our Parent-Child Dedication is coming up! This is such a special service where we dedicate our little ones to the Lord. In efforts to prepare for this service we ask that if you would like to participate that you fill out a registration form by clicking the button just below.



Our Core Areas



At Church at the Mall our primary focus in worship is presence manifestation. We pray for God to do whatever He wants, however He wants in our lives and in our church. It is our desire to overflow His presence everywhere we go. 



No matter where you are in life, there is a place for you. Whether it is serving our community, a common connection, or studying the Bible, we desire for everyone to join a group and begin growing their relationship with God. 



As part of Church at the Mall Worship, Connect, Go vision, members are encouraged to support one local or global mission project per year for one reason. To make disciples that overflow His presence everywhere we go.


Get Connected!

Have you found your Connect Group Yet?

Our Connect Groups are communities of life-giving relationships built on the core principles of Reaching, Learning, Caring, Giving, and Going. We have connect groups for all ages and all walks of life. 

Learn more about our Church at the Mall connect groups and our Spring Kick-off below. 



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Sunday - Progressive Service 9:15am

Sunday - blended Service 10:45am

Midweek programming - wednesday nights at 6:15pm


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