Have you gone by our new location lately? Things are starting to happen quickly at 3926 Harrison. Walls, steel for the roof, wiring, and all sorts of things are starting to happen. Now that the building is physical and we can see it going up I thought it would be a good time to review some of the details. This update will primarily be a review from the Beyond Booklets we passed out last fall.
The timeline for construction still puts us in a building late this year or early next year. However, it is close. Fairly soon the outside of the building will be mostly done! The internal work will be an endeavor as there are many little pieces that will go into our building. Once a launch day is chosen though you will know – trust us we are pretty excited to get into the building!
What is the budget again?
The total projected budget for the building is $3.2 million. During our Beyond Campaign (listen to the sermon series here), we sought to raise $2.5 million that would cover our operating expenses, current ministries, giving to our mission partners, and put $1 million towards the $3 million cost of the building. Before starting the campaign we already had $1 million saved toward the building, so with the pledges and the previous amount collected the hope is to only owe $1.1 million dollars at the end of 2019. Pastor Chris shared in the 2nd Quarter Financial Update were we were at in this (Read his update here). The pledges that were taken during the Beyond Campaign go through December 2019 and we are excited and praying for God to meet and exceed the amounts pledged.
How big is the building again?
The land is 7.65 acres and the building itself is 13,000 square feet. In the building is a 300-seat auditorium, four classrooms, a multi-purpose room, lobby, mothers room, office space, and yes bathrooms.
Is the front really red and yellow?
No, it is not going to be red and yellow at the entrance. We hope to do some form of accent there, but that will be determined in the next few months.
How do I get involved?
If you’re new around LifePoint, this is a great season to join us on the mission of Jesus. Your joyful and sacrificial generosity will make a real impact in our church, in Quincy, and around the world! I know some of you might feel like you missed the bus if you were not here at the launch of this campaign. This is not the case it is not too late to get involved. LifePoint seeks to be a place for you to grow in your relationship with God. As someone who attends LifePoint, you help us on that mission. As we prepare for our new space help us prepare by attending each week, praying for your church, get involved in the different ministries, start volunteering, and consider giving to LifePoint.
If you have any questions about this season please reach out we are happy to share or explain. Call our offices at (217) 277-7772, submit a question through the app, or reach out to the elders by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.