“What got you here won’t take you there.”

Have you ever heard that statement before?  It’s fascinating to ponder.  Wow - it took all this effort and courage to get this far, but to raise up and go the next distance I’m going to need new skills, new paradigms.

Our staff was together praying and worshipping recently and the Lord whispered something in my heart, “You’ve outgrown these clothes.”  Good news, bad news.  Good news is growth!  Bad news is the new growth is going to cause you to have to make some big changes to keep moving forward.  

Jesus said it another way in Mark, Chapter 2:21-22 "“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

The point?  Growth requires change.  Growth requires new clothes.  New skin.

Let me introduce you to one of those new skins in unveiling illuminate church’s brand new website.  When we went to the drawing board to recreate our website the criteria was really very straightforward.  

  • Make a website people want to visit regularly with current and diverse content

  • Make a website visitors could easily understand who we are and how to get involved

  • Make a website that has a clear message: We want to help people who visit this website find life in Jesus

The end result is what you see now when you login to www.illuminate.church.   There is a brand new news feed that will be updated regularly with inspiring and informative content that we pray you will check out a couple times a week.  Each ministry page also has its own current content including what’s happening and how to plug in.  Take a moment to dig around and see all that’s new at illuminate.church.

God is daily up to something new.  It was time for new.   What about you?  What clothes have you outgrown?


Tim Ingram | Lead Pastor

Timothy Ingram