As God’s Kingdom advances in Park City and our region, it may well be that God has put us here for exactly this pivotal moment in the history of His Church.
Every church has a few pivotal moments in its history...
Mountain Life Church has arrived at just such a moment. The decisions we make and the faith steps we take in the coming months will largely determine the shape and effectiveness of our ministry for years to come.
Jeanne and I have had the privilege of serving as Senior Pastor and wife with you for over 23 years. Little did we know, when we accepted the call to come to Park City, UT from Crosslake, MN, that we would be here for over two decades and watch God grow Mountain Life into an increasingly fruitful church in one of the great mission fields of our country, the State of Utah. When we think about the wonderful people who have become our friends and have served Jesus with us over these years, our hearts burst with joy! God is so good! Over and over again, we have seen God exceed our best expectations. He continues to do amazing things in and through our loving church family. In many respects we can’t believe how far He has taken us, and yet we have a strong sense that our best days are yet to come. As God has chosen to place His gracious hand of blessing upon us, we want more than ever to be a blessing to others. We want to be a church used by God to advance His Kingdom in Park City, our region, and the world.
With our hope firmly planted in Jesus, Who is the Head of our church, the Leadership Team and staff of Mountain Life unanimously agree that now is the time for us to create the right tool to open the door for us to have greater Gospel impact then we ever thought possible. That tool is a major building expansion, which will both address our current facility constraints and provide the right kind and size of space crucial to fulfilling the vision we believe God has given to us.
We want to give God our best. Our current facility has served us well since we moved into it just before the winter Olympics of 2002. Now, given all the people God is bringing our way, all the people who will be moving to our area, the vision God has given to us (along with 40 plus acres), and the position in which He has placed us in our community, this pivotal moment has come.
We want to invite you to be a vital part of what we are calling our Reach Higher capital campaign. This theme builds historically from our first such campaign in 2000-2002, which was called Reach for The Summit. As God has brought us this far, He is now asking us to pursue another God-sized vision and to even Reach Higher. We believe God will work in us to create a strong unity of vision and to give to us an unprecedented outpouring of generosity, which He will use to make this vision become real!
As we Reach Higher together, we will have the holy privilege of dedicating an incredible church facility to God’s purposes and for His glory. I believe that, during this process, our faith in what God can do will increase and our heart for bringing people to Jesus will grow. Then, when we move into this sacred space, we will be blown away by how effectively this tool will be used to help us welcome people into our community and bring them to Jesus. We will have the joy of worshipping Jesus together as He continues to grow in all of us — hearts full of passion for God and compassion for people. Let’s open our hearts and pray together that God will lead us each step of the way!
Yours for Reaching Higher,
This is the moment! We want to open our doors wide to bring new people into the Kingdom of God!