Tenn. - One local church is turning a dream into a reality. Saturday, dozens of
Cross Point Church volunteers celebrated a ribbon cutting after sprucing up a
new community center that will soon provide crucial services to the west
Each coat of paint, each and
every nail is part of a dream.
"I love the idea of there
being a center that's specifically designed to help people in any way,"
volunteer Stephanie Mansur said. "I just love being a part of that."
At first glance it may be hard
to tell, but thanks to dozens of volunteers Cross Point's vision is slowly
taking shape in what they're calling the Dream Center.
"When I walk into this
room I just see and picture a room full of people," Missions Pastor Ryan
Bult said after walking into the unfinished auditorium. "…people that are
doing church but are doing life too."
The Dream Center will house a
dental clinic, food bank, provide counseling and church services among other
"(It's) for women in
recovery, for men in recovery, for reuniting families," Bult said.
"(It's) just a place that truly brings life back to a community and
strengthens the bonds."
They're partnering with other
programs that specialize in giving people second chances.
"I'm basically just here
getting myself together," volunteer and Safe Harbor participant Garland
Brison said while painting a wall.
It comes as Cross Point
prepares to move its church from Charlotte Avenue in West Nashville.
"Although we're very
excited about moving to Cowan Street and to our new campus, there's a piece of
Cross Point that stays here," Bult said.
The Dream Center is a vital
piece of this ministry for those who are at a cross point in their own lives.
"It'll be here for a long
time loving people and in the community for a long time," Bult said.
"And that's the best part about what we get to do each and every
Despite Saturday's ribbon
cutting, the Dream Center isn't expected to open until March 17th.