Then control of what is seen and heard will transfer to each other venue.

Overall, you could see what kind of wonderful ministry space God has provided to us in this venue.

At this time in the process of getting a space ready, you see both positive strides forward but also many road-blocks thrown up in the way of progress.

No doubt this is true of most building projects, but we also know we have an adversary who is not interested in seeing the ministry that will happen in our new space go on without a fight. Study Center auditorium celebrating the Lord’s harvest along with a crowd at The Warehouse.

We are driving to have a large College-High School harvest meeting – celebrating home church plants and people raised into leadership – on Friday Feb. At the same time as we open Oakland for that use, we will also be using our first implementation of a “trimulcast” AV service to allow 3 sites to share video feeds between them. Each venue will control the video and audio for their celebration, while the other 2 venues look on.

Rather then easing into use at the new space, we’ll be (prayerfully) opening for ~700 attendees to enjoy breaking in our new space.

On one practical note to pray for, there is a wide-spread dock workers strike underway on the California coast.We have 1,100 chairs for this facility coming from China.It is an exciting part of any project to see design elements you worked hard to develop on paper come to life in reality.Of course the details never get in place quite as smoothly in that reality, but solid progress is cool to see.And in late-January into early February we saw many design elements implemented.Painted walls came together with trim, the coffee bar started to look like it should for daily use, the auditorium took shape with the sound booth laid out and ceilings starting to fill with AV equipment, classrooms got carpet installed and our new gym had flooring installed.