10th June 2017
We have now agreed the Heads of Terms on the purchase of the building. This is an important stage in the process of drawing up the contract for the purchase of a commercial building. It sets out the broad agreement, upon which the actual contract is then based. We have now handed over to the solicitors to work out the fine details of the contract. Pray that we will continue to receive God’s wisdom as we negotiate the details of the contract.
We were inspired to hear the highlights of the history of Wharfedale and Leeds Vineyard last Sunday morning and evening, and to hear how our leadership team and trustees are 100% behind this project. We have now officially embarked on the campaign to raise the funds to enable this project to happen. In a month from now, we will know how much the people of Leeds Vineyard (and beyond) have committed to provide. Pray that we will all hear God’s prompting and guidance to know what is appropriate to pledge. My personal hope, is that each of us will all be able to look back a few months from now and say “I contributed towards this and helped to make it happen. It cost me something, but now I am part of something amazing happening in my community and in God’s Kingdom!”.
100% Behind This
We had an inspiring evening together with the trustees of Wharfedale Vineyard, the Leadership Group of Leeds Vineyard, the trustees of The Vine and some key staff members, considering and praying over this project. It is exciting to be part of something which involves so many different people and groups, who have involvement and expertise at different levels and in different areas, but who are all working together to help enable this project. Whilst giving careful thought and prayerful consideration to the various elements of the project, and where the Lord may be leading us, this group can also bring to bear such experience and gathered wisdom to ensure that matters are handled responsibly, and that we are effectively being obedient to God’s call on our community at this time, making the most of every opportunity, and seeking His Kingdom Come, and His Will Be Done in Headingley and further afield.
I have been blessed by a great many contributions already - If you have your own dreams/visions/prophecies for this project, then please contact the Leeds Vineyard office, so that we can continue to gather inspiration and understand better what God may have planned for us in the coming months/years, as we tread with excitement and anticipation down this new path.