Yes, it does seem ridiculous even to us. We bought a church.
This adventure began around the Christmas holidays this year. My family mentioned that my childhood church may be sold or torn down. On a whim, I said that we might want to buy it. My family was supportive, but they also asked the question that everyone seems to want to know, "What are you going to do with it?".
We moved on after the holidays with a very busy spring and didn't really think much of it again, except occasionally asking if anyone in the family had heard anything more. We got serious about asking around May and my brother encouraged me to call the pastor of the church.
By chance, there was a meeting scheduled the following Monday to discuss the future of the church. I made our interest in purchasing and restoring the building known and was promised a return call after the meeting.
We were asked to submit our proposal in writing and to state our interest a intentions. We also had the chance to travel down and do a walk through.
We have never seen a church with the seats as individual chairs, not pews or benches. There is also a beautiful arch to the seats and in the overflow area at the back, the seats are elevated from front to back to give the people in the back the best view. Brilliant!
Please stay tuned. Send us prayers and ideas. We are so excited to begin the real part of the adventure, the hardest part, making good on our promise to restore this beautiful place.