Recently on Vision Night 2013, Pastor Chappell unveiled three important and compelling projects as the focus of our campus expansion program for this year. Those projects are:
1. Pay for the West Wing
Though this beautiful first phase of our auditorium expansion is physically complete, it is not yet financially complete. Thanks to the Lord's work through His people, this project is well on its way to being paid for, but we need a strong finish—with additional generous giving this year—in order to label this project fully funded. It has been thrilling since the grand opening in September to see this building used for greeting first-time guests, caring for precious infants, providing classrooms for Students Ministries (7th-12th grades), and meeting the needs of all those who attend worship services.
2. Construct the Bus Garage and Warehouse
We have been anticipating this vital project for quite some time. In fact, it's overdue! Our first-class mechanic lead, along with his dedicated crew of volunteers, need a functional, safe, and indoor environment to maintain our fleet of over 25 buses and other vehicles. In addition to the mechanic space, this large metal building will also house the distribution center of our publications ministry, Striving Together. This growing department annually supplies tens of thousands of Christians and church leaders with excellent, biblical resources, and is desperately in need of a functional hub for storage and shipping.
3. Prepare for the East Wing and Balcony Expansion
While we focus on the first two priorities with this year's emphasis and expansion offerings, we will continue preparing administratively and architecturally for the next phases of the auditorium expansion. These two phases—the East Wing and the Balcony Expansion—will begin as the Lord leads and as He provides financially. A ground-breaking date has not yet been set, but we believe God is able as we "launch out" by faith and follow Him.