Rockin'R Ranch...the next step.
Our first step toward fulfilling our God-given vision was for our small core group of about twenty-five people in the summer of 2012, to meet twice a month in a conference room at the Superstition La Quinta Inn.
We progressed to our second step in the fall of 2012 when we moved to weekly Sunday worship services at Legacy School. Since that time, we have grown to nearly one hundred regular attenders. We have expanded our ministries to include a limited children’s ministry plus every other week men’s and women’s ministries at Starbucks.
Through prayer we believe it is time for our Next Step, a new location closer to the heart of the community that will allow us to expand to more than Sunday mornings and small meetings in Starbucks. After months of exploring potential locations in our Superstition target area, the Leadership Team presented several options to our Core Group where we can meet our goals while complementing the business in the shared location. One stood out above the rest: Rockin’ R Ranch, on Baseline just east of Power (www.RockinR.net).
Rockin’ R Ranch is an old western town founded in the 1960s. Rockin’ R’s main business is a western-themed dinner theater on Friday and Saturday nights, expanding during the peak months to as many as four nights weekly. Because of their business, we are able to rent the facility all day Sundays, along with Tuesday evenings, while advertising to their customers and building a community.
The Rockin’ R Ranch is clean, American fun, but it’s not currently designed for the safety of small children. For The Source to take our Next Step, we need to raise $30,000 to make it kid safe and a make few other minor facility improvements. We also need to make sure we have enough resources to support the expanded Source ministry, expanding from Sunday mornings to all day Sunday plus Tuesday evenings. Here is a breakdown for what the $30,000 will be used:
Start-up Costs - $12,500
Build nursery and toddler classrooms in the main theater.
Build a safe, contained outdoor playground for kids up to age six.
Build child safety barriers to keep children from unsafe areas.
Build storage space for The Source’s equipment and supplies.
Provide a projector and screen for worship in the main theater.
Provide upgrades to the secondary kitchen for The Source’s use.
Provide miscellaneous tools and supplies for these building projects.
Provide signs and grand opening flyers.
Increased Ministry Expenses for the First Twelve Months - $17,500
Increase Teaching Pastor to full-time.
Increased rental charges for the facilities.
Air conditioning and utility charges for the facilities.
Will You Please Help?
We need to raise the $30,000 required for our Next Step. If you are able to help, tax deductible donations can be made via Credit Card, or by mailing a check to:
The Source Church
PO Box 20074
Mesa, AZ 85277-0074.