Plan To Stay

A 24-month, church-wide effort to raise funds for the development of a permanent home for Authentic Church.

We all need a place. A place to settle. A place to feel fulfilled. A place for gathering with friends. A place for families to flourish. A place to grow spiritually. A place to serve. A place to be rooted. A stay.

For us to have a place to stay, we must have a plan to stay; a strategy that will take us from being a portable church to being permanently rooted in Westchester County.

For over six years, Authentic Church has been a place where many have found real life in Jesus and decided to follow him completely. For some of us, that journey began when we rented Post Road School in our beginning stages; for others, it was the movie theater in Mamaroneck, and for many of us it has been our current location, the PlayGroup Theater.

While all these venues have been great for us; they haven’t been home. In this document, you’ll see our plan to make the message captured in Jeremiah 29:1-7 come to life.

I’m inviting you to participate in one of the greatest endeavors ever: rooting a local church. For more lives to be rescued, it will take every single one of us contributing our time, talents and financial resources. I’m confident that our unified passion for meaning, mission, and ministry will undergird our efforts. This is a generosity initiative that will change and enhance every part of our lives.

Not too long from now we’ll stand together in our permanent location saying, “there’s no place like home.”

Ps Wayne and Classy
No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

Listen to Pastor Wayne's inspiring vision cast message and learn more about the initiative details, as well as what part you can play.

This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

– JEREMIAH 29:4-7 –

Our Story So Far

Authentic launched monthly preview gatherings with 85 people in attendance.


Authentic launched weekly gatherings at Post Road School in White Plains with 20 people in an auditorium that seated 300.


Due to only being approved to lease the Post Road School for one year, Ac* moved to the BowTie Cinemas in Mamaroneck for weekly gatherings growing to over 100 people in weekly attendance.


Authentic returns back to White Plains meeting at the PlayGroup Theater in downtown White Plains and adds two gatherings to accommodate rapid growth. Gatherings are still currently hosted here.


A look back at what God has done through the Authentic Church Family.

  • Over 180 decisions for Christ.
  • Largest contribution of diapers to Westchester County Diaper Bank since it’s opening in 2015.
  • Nearly 10K hot meals served to underserved community in White Plains through the ‘Breakfast on Ferris’ initiative.
  • $5,000.00 given to Ima’s Home for Children an orphanage in the Philippines.
  • $16,000 given to Village of Life in Ghana, West Africa to assist in rescuing children from human trafficking.
  • More than 60 water baptisms.
  • $10,000.00 given to the White Plains Youth Bureau serving over 2K underserved youth in White Plains.
  • $12,000.00 given to Young Life to reach unchurched youth in Westchester County.
  • Sponsorship of 39 Honduran children through the partnership with One Child Matters.
  • $33,000 given to church planting throughout North America.

A Place for Life Change...



Baptized in 2015. Serves on First Impressions Team. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized in 2014. Bass Player in Band. Life Group Leader. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized in 2015. Serves on Creative Team. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized in 2015. Serves on First Impressions Team. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized in 2016. Serves in authentickids and Young Life. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized in 2016. Life Group Leader.Serves in authentickids. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized with hiswife in 2017. Serves in authentickids. PLANS TO STAY.



Baptized with her husband in 2017. Serves on First Impressions Team. PLANS TO STAY.

A place to worship. A place to feel fulfilled. A place to serve. A place for gathering with friends. A place for families to flourish. A place to grow spiritually. A place for children to grow. A place to be rooted. A place to stay.


The Plan Ahead

What Going from Portable to Permanent Will Provide:

A visible and permanent location tailored to express our vision in all environments and way to better serve the county.

A vibrant and central hub for various ministries such as life groups, Point A to Be, and other opportunities to serve our vision owners and community stakeholders well.

We will not be landlocked to only host two gatherings which will give us room to reach more people with the gospel.

An immediate resolve to the space and environment issues for AuthenticKids, supplying a state of the art kids facility.

A venue for weekly staff, trustee and team leader meetings.

Rehearsal space for our Worship and Creative Arts teams.

Focused on providing a space where our children and students can Know God, Grow Together & Show Love.

The Goal:


toward securing a down payment for permanent space.

The Part You Play

Step 1

Embark on the 7 Day Plan to Stay Spiritual Journey

During this journey we ask you to listen to how God is calling you to participate in Plan to Stay.

Step 2

Participate in Plan To Stay Sunday on December 3rd

Bring the largest offering possible to our Plan to Stay Sunday on December 3, 2017.

Step 3

Make a 24-month Financial Commitment to Plan to Stay

Make a financial pledge to give to Plan to Stay for the next 24 months.