As of May 20, $2.0 million of the $6.3 million committed has already been given. This doesn’t include $2.5 million of matching contributions which then brings the total committed to $8.8 million.
God is so good! We're rapidly approaching the end of the beginning.
Our architect (HH Architects) is nearing completion of the drawing package for the new children’s wing and the renovation of the existing Kids Branch space. They are working with general contractor Rogers-O’Brien during this phase of the process in order to ensure an accurate and cost-effective drawing package is completed.
Our current schedule has construction on the new wing beginning in the third quarter of 2018, and lasting approximately nine months for the entire construction and renovation. That leads to a planned completion in the second quarter of 2019.
WHAT IS "BEYOND ME?"
If you're new to The Branch, you may be wondering what this is all about.
When we launched the Vista Ridge Campus in 2007, we knew we would have to eventually expand the facility on that campus if we were to help more people in the immediate vicinity come to know and follow Jesus.
The Beyond Me initiative is aimed at addressing two specific needs:
- Significantly more space needed for our youth and children’s ministries.
- More space needed for showing hospitality and helping people to connect with others.
In November, we asked the church to confirm our leadership's belief that the time had come for us to address the limitations of the Vista Ridge facility.
The estimated cost of the project is around $9 million, and when the church responded with commitments of $8.8 million added to the $1.25 million we had already set aside for the project, we knew it was time to get moving.
If you've recently joined us, it's not too late to contribute!
The commitment period started in December 2017 and will run through November 2020, but you can give to the Beyond Me fund even if you didn't make a commitment.
If you have any questions about this campaign, please don't hesitate to contact David Teutsch: firstname.lastname@example.org