OVER 30 YEARS AGO TODAY…
A small group of 30 people gathered together at Anzio Landing restaurant and started Red Mountain Community Church with the conviction that God wanted a local church in Northeast Mesa. The goal was not to be flashy, reach a certain size or to build a new church “empire.” The goal was to follow Jesus and make disciples of Him with a particular focus on children and students.
God seems to call Red Mountain to a few big moments that require us all to move to a new level of sacrifice in order to have a place for our gatherings. Interestingly, the key motivator in each of these big moments was the need for a place for our children and students. In 1993, the big moment was the purchase of land and the construction of the gym building. We had outgrown Anzio Landing in every way, with kids meeting in the kitchen and in RVs in the parking lot. In 2001, we felt we could not tackle the large cost of a dedicated children’s building, so we decided to construct the current portables for classroom space. We built the administration building in 2003 to free up needed classroom space in the gym. In 2008 we raised money and built a new Life Center, which would also provide more space for students and children.
Now God is calling us to another big moment. It’s time to update our buildings to aid our “raising up” a new generation. Now is the time for a big push that will help build the next 30 years of ministry.