Spring 2020 Update
We strive for full disclosure and transparency, so here are some answers to common questions we’ve been receiving regarding our Ministry Center on Shaw and McCall:
We strive for full disclosure and transparency.
“What is happening with the building process?”
The interior walls are painted and trimmed. Lights are being installed now and so is the flooring. Next to be installed will be the rest of the lights and the plumbing fixtures. We are still waiting for the County to approve the fire suppression tank. Several of our men will be completing the landscaping and irrigation, now that we have water and power. We've also received donations on our security system, grading, landscaping and labor, saving us thousands of dollars.
“When can we move in?”
Based on the construction schedule from KEI, it looks like sometime middle of 2020, as long as the giving trends continue. However, we only have enough funds to complete the “L” at this time, rather than the full “T”. This will make for cramped areas of ministry, but it will be very doable. Next year our church turns 25 years old! What an amazing gift it would be to finish the building and move in during our 25th year of ministry!!
"Jesus, may the songs that fill this place give You praise..."
“Is our giving on track?”
Paul Herrick, our Campaign Team Leader, has reported very strong giving to the building project! Here are the numbers:
Campaign Goal: $550,000
Campaign Pledged: $372,282
Campaign Gifts: $284,248 (3/20)
Since April ‘19 we have received 52% of what our Campaign Goal and 76% of our Campaign Pledges.
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“Are we going to take out a 2nd loan?”
Yes. Jeff Brown, our Business Administrator, is working with Share Financial to secure a loan of $425K, which will net $405K in capital. This will make our monthly mortgage payment increase by $2,954, which will bring our total monthly mortgage from $12,477 to $15,450 starting in the spring of 2020.
"Unless the Lord builds the house they that labor do so in vain..."
“Are we still going to sell a portion of the property?”
Yes. Nick Maxwell is leading our Marketing Team that is working with a realtor. Our hope is to sell 10-15 acres of the southern portion of our property and generate extra capital. If we can find a buyer, we hope to not only build out the “T” but have enough for furnishings and debt reduction. Please pray we find the right neighbor!