New Property RelocationTammy2022-03-29T14:29:28-05:00
Several years ago, God gave the FCC family an opportunity to purchase property to relocate just four-tenths of a mile from our current campus. He also gave us a vision for those 25+ acres. That was a miracle! It was nothing we could manipulate or manufacture on our own. We are NOT relocating just for a new auditorium. No church does! That is a misconception many people possess when building intentions are communicated to their church. Worship space is simply one factor. When considering our vision, we have many needs and spiritual dreams that can be met by this relocation.
At least twice in our history we reached above the 75-80% capacity for seating people, but we weren’t ready to build or relocate immediately. Church growth experts state that attendance cannot retain that level without a long-term solution. In addition, congregations will grow one-third to one-half in the first year in a new building. While worship center size is a factor, it is not the only factor.
We want to expand and enhance our community/fellowship opportunities. Our new facility will be one level with a main corridor that then feeds to our major departments such as youth, children, etc. The purpose of this design is to enhance community/fellowship.
The new building will provide parking that will better accommodate our needs. More handicap spaces are needed, as well as reserved spaces for single parents near the entrance.
The new building will provide increased space for teens and children.
Our preschool, which brings income and potential members, could double in enrollment if we had additional space.
Our Special Needs ministry is in desperate need for more space and trained volunteers.
More space would allow us to expand current ministries and offer new opportunities to better serve the people in our city and county. Possible new outreach ministries:
Isaiah House (Refuge for foster children awaiting assignment)
Missionary on Leave Home
Community Space for soccer fields, pavilion, recreation areas
Room at the Inn (Overnight safe house for homeless)
Car repair for single parents and senior saints
Community Events (schools, concerts, funerals)
Church Events (seminars, conferences, ministerial meetings)
The new building will be more efficient for heating/cooling with lower ongoing maintenance costs.
Future recreation space (soccer fields, pavilion, etc.) can be added on the property as a way of reaching out to our neighbors and community.