Last week we made a HUGE announcement to everyone at REAL CHURCH in Detroit & Hamtracmk. My husband, Chilly, put it best, so I’m going to “guest post” his blog post about our announcement:
And… today, check out his blog today where he’ll be posting a video of this news with more pictures!
by Chilly Chilton, originally posted at www.ichilly.com on July 23, 2012
Sunday was an EPIC day for my life,
my family, my church & my community!
Besides combining our campuses together to worship, baptize and share a meal – which in and of itself was SO fun and amazing – we also shared TWO big changes that brought everyone to their feet!
1] We now have a 3rd Campus!!
That’s right, we have a big, old, beautiful church building right in the heart of SW Detroit (better known as ‘Mexicantown’)! This facility will enable us to make a HUGE impact in another very needy area in Detroit’s inner city! We plan to open it’s doors on October 7th, 2012 (our church’s 8 year anniversary). But, before that can happen, we need lots of miracles & help from others (YOU)! We need workers, resources and ministry teams to come help us!
Here’s a list of things that we need: Mexicantown Campus Support
2] We now have a NEW Name!!
We have changed our church name from Real Church to Courage Church! This change was bitter sweet… Real Church has a good name in our community and is all we’ve ever known since we opened.
Real Church was the beginning of a dream, Courage Church is the pursuit of a destiny.
I’ve been asked by several people about this decision, here is what I’ve shared: there are many factors that went into the name change — sensing that it was God’s leading is, obviously, the only factor that really matters.
Many people were confused w/ Real Church (like we were saying ‘we were THE only real church!’) plus we never had social media continuity. With Courage Church – we have a name that defines us at the next level, and brand consistency:
So, thank you to EVERYONE who cheered & dreamed with us today! There’s lots of work ahead, but it’s good work! I would welcome the support and help from ALL of you who follow me here on iChilly! Invest in us, tell your friends & church about our mission, or even move here and join us on the front lines in the most dangerous city in America! Detroit is changing, God is moving and we are ready to serve Him at any cost!
… oh, and by the way, we’re still REAL! 😉
Thanks, My Love, for saying it so well!