The Warehouse, our second campus in Over-the-Rhine, under the leadership of Pastor Sherman Bradley and Pastor Sadell Bradley, resumed worship in OTR December 8. This is a “soft launch” that paves the way to the public launch on Easter Sunday, April 12.
Pastors Sadell and Sherman share that the name The Warehouse was “a Holy Spirit download”. They state: “A warehouse is a large building where raw materials or manufactured goods may be stored before their export for distribution. According to Scripture, God is our Manufacturer, the Maker of Heaven and earth. (Psalm 95:6, 121:2) God has created and formed us in God’s image and after God’s likeness. (Gen. 1:26) We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for the good works God has prepared for us. (Ephesians 2:10). The Warehouse will be a place where we will gather as our raw selves and be shaped by the Word of God, in the presence of God, along with a loving community. We will be equipped and deployed for the LORD’S Kingdom purposes, with leaders going in and out spreading the Gospel in places where it has not been. (Romans 15:20) . . . The Warehouse is a multi-ethnic, inter-generational, multi-class community that will thrive in the heart of OTR, but have impact beyond the walls of 1310 Race Street and even beyond Cincinnati.”
The re-launch of a worshiping congregation in the Washington Park neighborhood of OTR is a God lead, spirit-filled, disciple making partnership with God in God’s acts of new creation; and YOU can be a vital part of the success of God’s transforming presence through The Warehouse!
Here’s how you can help:
1. Pray – Pray for wisdom, and strength for Pastor’s Sadell and Sherman, the Leadership of The Warehouse, and the Leadership of HPCUMC.
2. Attend Worship – I invite all of us to worship at The Warehouse at least once between now and April 1. By doing so we each are able to share, from our experience, the beauty of The Warehouse’s mission and mission. In addition, we seek folks who are able to committee to worshiping at The Warehouse once a month; weekly for the next 3 months; and weekly for the next 6 months. The Warehouse worship time is 11:00 and typically is an hour and half worship service.
3. Serve – Pastor’s Sadell and Sherman will form a “Launch Team” which will identify pre-launch opportunities, Easter Sunday Launch opportunities, and post-launch opportunities to serve. When the opportunities arise, and the spirit leads, sign up to serve.
This is an exciting time in the life of HPCUMC/The Warehouse as together we strive to be a Multi-Ethnic, Inter-Generational, Multi-Class faith Community. May what we do honor God!