EXPANDING OUR REACH
WHERE ARE WE NOW:
We are excited at what God is doing in Christian Worship Center! Our church has doubled in the last 7 years. In spite of the pandemic and various restrictions and obstacles, we are continuing to grow to the point that we have effectively outgrown our current church facility.
As we will be moving to indoor worship in the colder months of the year, we have a very tight space to fit into, even with two worship services. Practically every room in the church is multi-purpose, as we don’t have enough space to provide effective kids ministry, youth ministry, discipleship and prayer ministry.
Additionally, our parking lot is too small to accommodate the vehicles, and as inclement weather arrives, it will become impossible to park on the grass.
WHERE ARE WE GOING:
We are following God’s lead to reach more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. God is calling us to Expand Our Reach! In the world of confusion and division, there is a huge need for a church that is Spirit-filled, rooted in the Word of God and passionate about loving people. There is great need for our kind of church, where believers can show to the world that through Jesus we can live in unity even while we are so diverse. To effectively accomplish that we need a larger worship space, with larger kids ministry classes, meeting rooms and spacious fellowship hall and large enough parking to accommodate cars. We are currently praying and believing for a larger space!
HOW DO WE GET THERE:
Pray! We are asking every CWC family member to pray and ask God to open the doors to obtain a larger worship facility.
After praying and fasting, our church leadership has sensed that God is leading us to start preparing financially for expansion. When the opportunity arises to expand or purchase a larger facility, we need to be ready.
We are intently praying and seeking godly advice on how to best accomplish this. We have an option to try to expand our current facility. This option is very costly and will only provide extra space in the short term, with no long term solution.
Our second option is to purchase another larger space that will accomodate long term growth.
We need more people to volunteer in many of the church ministries to accommodate our growth. Please consider stepping up in your commitment and get involved on a deeper level. Please reach out to any of our pastors to get involved today.
1. Why $500,000?
In order for our church to acquire a large enough facility (20,000-30,000 Sq. Ft) in the current market, it would cost roughly $2+ million dollars. Our building is currently valued at $1.29 million, of which we have $630,000 outstanding on the mortgage. The goal of raising $500,000, plus the equity from the sale of our current building, would give us enough cash to purchase a big enough facility at 50% loan to value.
2. Why can’t we simply expand our facility?
Due to current prices increase on construction material, building out a commercial building is 5 to 6 times the cost of purchasing an existing one.
b) Short Term Solution
Our current property would limit our expansion to accommodate extra space only in the short term. Due to zoning regulations there is a limited buildable space we have on our property.
3. Are we moving locations?
While we have not decided on this yet, it seems like the most feasible scenario. It is significantly cheaper than building in current market conditions. It can also be accomplished much quicker if the right facility comes along. We are actively looking for options within close proximity to our church.
Furthermore, commercial properties are in a distressed market right now, providing a rare opportunity of acquiring larger facility at historically low prices.
4. How will my Pledge will work?
Pledge is a prayerfully considered commitment to give to this cause of the Kingdom of God. We are asking church families to give above and beyond their usual tithes and offerings.
While some church members are ready to give right away, some may need to work it into their budget over the course of the year.
You can submit your pledge by filling the form below, or grab one of the yellow envelopes at church. We encourage to make this a family affair. This is exciting time for our church as we get to be part of something big that God is doing among us!
Some other creative ideas of giving to God that some people use can include pledging to God any unexpected income they might receive, bonuses, gifts, inherited estates, etc.
5. How was this decision made?
Our church leadership feels very strongly led by the Holy Spirit that we need to pursue larger building to accommodate our growth. It will be risky and takes courage, but we believe this move gives our church the best opportunity to continue to grow and reach our area with the gospel of Jesus Christ.