Closing

Closing on our Building!

 The Portuguese church who bought our building are so full of joy and so excited this day finally came for them since they have been praying about a building for a couple years. We closed both on our current and future buildings a couple days apart so things are underway! What an honor to see both of these things happen at the same time.

The Portuguese church who bought our building are so full of joy and so excited this day finally came for them since they have been praying about a building for a couple years. We closed both on our current and future buildings a couple days apart so things are underway! What an honor to see both of these things happen at the same time.

Taking the next step

 The next step was to start sketching ideas of how to best use the space.  We needed to ask: What should the space feel like? How could the space be used by the community in other ways? How can the space best honor our kids? Could we create a space that would benefit the community outside of Sunday morning experiences? How do we make sure we are fully handicap accessible in every way? Could we make a room right off the meeting room with one way glass for families with infants so they can still feel close? Can we take advantage of natural light from windows?      

The next step was to start sketching ideas of how to best use the space.

We needed to ask: What should the space feel like? How could the space be used by the community in other ways? How can the space best honor our kids? Could we create a space that would benefit the community outside of Sunday morning experiences? How do we make sure we are fully handicap accessible in every way? Could we make a room right off the meeting room with one way glass for families with infants so they can still feel close? Can we take advantage of natural light from windows?

 

 

 We then brought in more experts and people with experience to help guide us.

We then brought in more experts and people with experience to help guide us.

How It All Started

 On May 11, 2016 Joel Hubbard shared at a staff meeting that there was a property that might work for us. He just pulled up google earth to show us where it was and tell us a bit about us. We couldn't tell you why at the time but there was a consensus to investigate. We needed to take the next step and see if there was anything too it and so we proceeded over the next few months to pray, look at practical information, and seek wise council from the board.

On May 11, 2016 Joel Hubbard shared at a staff meeting that there was a property that might work for us. He just pulled up google earth to show us where it was and tell us a bit about us. We couldn't tell you why at the time but there was a consensus to investigate. We needed to take the next step and see if there was anything too it and so we proceeded over the next few months to pray, look at practical information, and seek wise council from the board.