Cross of Glory Lutheran Church—Capital Fund Drive
Goal: $1.5 million: $1.2 million for Jomax Site Expansion & $300,000 for Vistancia Outreach
Our facilities are overburdened. The worship sanctuary seems adequate for now, but there is little room to expand. Indoor fellowship currently can only take place in the sanctuary, which requires a complete transformation from worship area to social event. Bible class space is limited to the sanctuary and two classroom modules.
The elementary school and preschool accommodations are woefully lacking. At present the church by necessity is being used as a classroom, requiring a major tearing down and setting up from worship life to classroom life, and the reverse every week. The two elementary school module classrooms are small and wearing out; they obviously were not built for long-term use. Only one set of bathrooms in the church is available on the entire campus. We have to give our staff credit for their patience in putting up with less than ideal facilities. These issues will only become worse as we anticipate the Lord blessing us and as our ministry expands and more souls come to use our facilities. With new homes being built all around us, an adequate facility is essential for growth.
If Cross of Glory Church and School is to realize its vision and carry out its strategy as a multi-site church, a plan is needed to expand the Jomax campus. An initial building plan with cost estimates follows.
|Add three new classrooms, restrooms, a meeting room, and storage area.||This will solve our critical classroom space for our Christian day school and preschool and provide an additional set of bathrooms. The classroom in the church will no longer be necessary. More Bible study and Sunday school classrooms and a meeting room may also become available.||$270,000|
|Add a fellowship hall/ gymnasium with a kitchen staging area.||This will allow for large gatherings (conferences, workshops, seminars, dinners, social events) for the church and school without having to use the church sanctuary. Indoor sports and recreation for both children and adults will be possible. A kitchen staging area will allow for serving food in the fellowship hall while still cooking in the old kitchen.||
|Add two new classrooms and restrooms.||As the enrollment of the preschool and elementary school grows, more classroom space will be needed along with a teachers’ work area.||$130,000|
|Contribute to outreach to Vistancia.||As the membership grows at the Vistancia site, funding will be needed to:
1. Purchase land for $100,000 (matched by our synod four times).
2. Build a worship structure for $150,000 (matched by the synod two times).
3. Support operating expenses of $50,000 (subsidized by the synod).
|TOTAL CAPITAL FUND DRIVE GOAL||$1.5 million|
|Expand church for higher seating capacity and enlarge entranceway.||As the membership of the congregation grows, the sanctuary will be expanded to accommodate more in worship and provide a larger entrance area.||
|Remove two old classrooms and replace with two new classrooms.||As the enrollment of the preschool and elementary school grows, more classroom space will be needed.||
As of May 21, 2017, commitments to the capital fund drive from member families total $510,860.