1,600 sq ft total
413 sq ft leadership development space
85 sq ft reception area
87 sq ft camper infirmary
4 offices, totaling 346 sq ft
Poor outdoor gathering/meeting space
24 parking spaces
some spaces steeply sloped
Ministry Hub Project
4000 sq ft total (250% increase)
1454 sq ft leadership development space (350% increase)
144 sq ft reception area (170% increase)
156 sq ft camper infirmary (180% increase)
5 offices, totaling 672 sq ft
New Outdoor meeting space
comfortable green space
appropriate size and location
Parking and traffic flow
35 parking spaces
improved traffic flow for safety
Stretch Goal: Lodge Renovations
Dining Hall and Kitchen
Dining hall renovation
Expanding dining hall 200 sq ft
Update tables and chairs
Dining hall bathroom renovations
Improved service/delivery entrance
Meeting room (AKA fireside)
Upstairs bathroom update
Exterior and Utilities
Exterior siding and doors
Improved utilities and HVAC
MINISTRY HUB PROJECT
New Ministry Hub
Leadership Development Space
Large group meeting room (60-person) for staff and volunteer leadership/discipleship training. Also functions as staff lounge during the summer and used for programming and space-for-rent during school year.
Small group meeting room (16-person) for leadership/discipleship training, as well as shared work space.
Larger capacity for influx of visitors
Welcoming, non-chaotic space with obvious traffic flow
Larger area to promote safe and comfortable environment
Line-of-sight from main office for supervision
4 office spaces for immediate use and 1 reserved for additional staff.
Future office will be used immediately for counseling room.
New Outdoor Meeting Space
Maintain central location
Positioned for better audience view
Standing room for 160 people
Landscaped green space
Parking and Traffic Flow
Improved traffic flow for registration and pick up
Defined parking spaces to optimize area (35 spaces)
Appropriate slope for safety
STRETCH GOAL: LODGE RENOVATIONS
Dining Hall and Kitchen
Expand dining hall and renovate to comfortably seat weekly campers and counselors (160 people)
Much needed renovation for dining hall bathrooms
Improve service/delivery entrance
Meeting Room (AKA Fireside)
Renovation including new carpet, paint, and lighting
Update Lodge upstairs bathrooms
Exterior and Utilities
Update exterior doors and siding to match new construction of Ministry Hub and reduce ongoing maintenance
Add attic insulation to improve efficiency and guest comfort
Add high-capacity water softeners to improve water quality and reduce ongoing maintenance
Add generator to mitigate risk of power outages
Replace upstairs furnaces due to age and to improve efficiency
MINISTRY HUB PROJECT: $500,000
sTRETCH gOAL (lODGE RENOVATIONS): $120,000
Current Funding: $218,000
Gifts needed: $282,000
Thursday, March 14, 2019, Looking Forward Campaign Event
September 2019 Earliest possible construction start date
April 2020 Earliest occupancy for Ministry Hub
How much do you need before construction starts?
We will be excited to start construction as soon as possible, but from early discussion about this project, our board wanted to avoid long term debt. To start construction we’ll need to raise at least 70% cash in-hand and have the remainder committed through pledges.
Why aren’t you renovating the current office?
The solution for the current office has been the biggest piece of a larger plan for our facilities. The board, operations committee, and staff started the process 18 months ago and spent many hours thinking, praying, and listening to discern how God would want us to approach the need. Renovating the current office seemed possible, but costly for the level of improvement it would bring. Redesigning and rebuilding brought much more value and opportunity for life impact. As we were praying and considering our options, God started to provide. A major gift of $100,000 and several other large gifts and pledges confirmed we were headed in the right direction.
What will you do if you raise more than enough money?
Our first goal is to reach $500,000 to complete the Ministry Hub Project. However, if we raise more, we know exactly what to do with it! Our next step in the long-term plan is to renovate the lodge ($120,000).
What will you do if you don’t raise enough money?
This is the largest campaign we’ve ever taken on. Our hope is to meet our goal by mid-summer so we can start construction as early as possible, but we have a plan if that doesn’t happen. We can slide the break-ground date later into the fall or spring of 2020 if necessary. We will not be able to break ground until we raise at least 70% cash in-hand and the remainder committed through pledges.
What will happen to the current office?
The current office sits on a perfect site for new construction. We plan to demo the current office and rebuild on that site, including using some of it for the outdoor meeting space.