At the beginning of 2018, Exodus Church began a new initiative called the Restoration Project. Our rented downtown spaces were bursting at the seams and we needed a new place to call home. After years of searching, it turns out that our new home was going to be an old mill that needed extensive renovation. And so the Restoration Project was born.
For the next three years, our people gave of their time, talents, and treasure to purchase and transform the old mill into a place for our congregation to gather and worship for years to come. Contractors, staff, and volunteers worked tirelessly to get the building ready for our first Sunday in The Exodus Mill on August 25, 2019.
This March marks the end of our 3-year Restoration Project. The Mill has truly undergone an incredible transformation. We were able to keep the feel of the old mill, using original materials whenever possible, while overhauling and improving the building to fit our needs. Our volunteers spent months restoring the beautiful old windows that flood our wide-open space with light, while new colorful furnishings add warmth and comfort that make it feel like home.
The work on The Mill isn’t done, of course. We have volunteers that continue to help and there are still large areas of the building untouched that we will restore as we grow. We’re incredibly excited about where we’re going, but it’s also important to pause and notice, and celebrate, finish lines.
The completion of the Restoration Project marks an important finish line and we are celebrating where we’ve been and marveling at all God has accomplished here at Exodus Church.
His goodness to us has been great indeed.