OWNING OUR FUTURE
KBCF is moving!
God is on the move at KBCF and it is an exciting time to be part of what He’s doing among us. After many months of discussing, researching, negotiating, and countless hours of prayer – we are ready for Phase 1 of the KBCF relocation plan.
Phase 1, in which we are in now, has us holding our Sunday worship service in one of our local neighborhood schools while midweek services will be held in our new corporate administrative offices. Phase 2 will take place when doors are opened and improvements are made to the former movie theater in Eastmont. Phase 2 may take place in one to two years.
Our Sunday worship service takes place at Roots International Academy on Sundays at 9AM. Roots International Academy is located at 1390 66th Avenue in Oakland.
Our midweek services take place at our new corporate administration offices. Our offices are located at 7901 Oakport Street, Suite 1200 in Oakland.
Our Old Location
New Location: Sunday Worship
New Location: Midweek Services
Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship is moving deeper and further into our community! God has been gracious in our growth, and now we are called to turn the page to the next chapter of God’s story at KBCF and go! Here are the four reasons we are moving:
The Gospel is always a call to go with the good news of Jesus. As disciples, sitting, staying, and maintaining is not an option when a desperate world needs the answers the Gospel affords. Our reality is that we are redeemed messy people pointing other messy people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are always looking to increase our visibility at KBCF and touch more lives. Our aim is to be a bright light on a hill. Our move will give us tremendous visibility into a community needing to see a church be the church.
Our culture is minimizing, if not marginalizing, the church. It’s not that culture is fighting the church, but for many, they just don’t care. Although culture may argue our theology and beliefs, they will not be able to argue the beautiful things and good works stemming from our faith in Jesus. (I Peter 2:12)
God story has been a great one at KBCF. As we’ve given ourselves away to the community in tangible ways, God has blessed, grown, and expanded our ministry. Our move will turn the page on a new chapter of God’s story. We want to continue God’s story at Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship.
I’VE GOT MY EYE ON THE GOAL, WHERE GOD IS BECKONING US ONWARD—TO JESUS. I’M OFF AND RUNNING, AND I’M NOT TURNING BACK. SO LET’S KEEP FOCUSED ON THAT GOAL, THOSE OF US WHO WANT EVERYTHING GOD HAS FOR US.
Philippians 3:14-15 (MSG)
We are keenly aware that it is difficult to buy into something that is not well understood. While every question you may have can’t be fully answered here, it is our goal to help fill some of the “knowledge vacuums” which can create uncertainty and tentativeness.
It is time for us to move into PHASE 1 to prepare for the place God has for us. It is time for us to seize the opportunity God is giving us to make room for more people and to have a greater impact on our city. Over the past eight years we’ve learned so much. We’ve learned how to help people without hurting people. We’ve learned how to dig deep and serve our community in genuine, roll-up- your-sleeves ways. Sundays we don’t just go to church, we ARE the church. Our serving has prompted us to construct ways to serve even more. Our dynamic, collective ministry is the fruit of such Kingdom promptings. All of these reasons, and the years it’s taken us to begin grasping such lofty ideas, are why we must go. We are compelled not to only go 1.5 miles south, but to go into all of Oakland, Alameda County, California, etc. with the power of the Gospel and the vision of how God is directing us to do church. Simply put, our dinner table is being reimagined. We hope for a lavish feast for all who are messy and broken. The food will be nourishing. We’ll set up many tables to accommodate all who will come. People who once filled their hungry souls with unsatisfying food will find Gospel sustenance, and bread that gives life.