Progress Report

Written by Barry on . Posted in Building Plans

The land is cleared, all the trees, stumps and brush are burned and all the firewood is gone. All that's left is the trees in the 25' setback and on the hillside. Gary Haris worked on that, thanks Gary.  Stop and look, now you can really see the size of the lot and some of the view that we will have. Its a beautiful lot.

About two weeks ago, thanks to John Katcus, most of our committee got to go tour the Wasilla Bible Church with Chuck Morris of Arctic Fox Metal Buildings.  Chuck supplied the metal building for the Wasilla Bible Church and is a member of their congregation. It's a really nice building and he seemed like a nice guy. We came away excited with the information and ideas we gathered.

Building Update Nov, 2010

Written by Len Niesen on . Posted in Building Plans

The new church facility is to be located on a parcel of land near Home Depot in Wasilla.  Part of this parcel has been cleared of trees in anticipation of our project.  The Elders have tasked a committee with dealing with planning details with a goal of beginning construction, in phases if necessary, beginning in summer 2011.  This is a great challenge and we ask for your prayers as we move forward.  

After a summer break, the committee has been meeting to explore the most cost-effective way to build the size facility that will meet the needs of our ministries.  There needs to be room for the Valley Bible Institute, space to seat 450 people, ample classroom space for a growing congregation, a fellowship area with adequate kitchen, and a large youth room, among other things.  Currently the plan is to eliminate the previously-designed basement, which will avoid the need for an elevator and wasted spaces to accommodate elevator and stairs.  

The committee met with a local company that constructs pre-engineered steel buildings and visited two sites using their building product.  This is one of the possibilities for construction, but others building methods have not been eliminated.  

Funding is one of our greatest challenges.  Initial visits with banks indicate their willingness to work with us.  Between the current building fund and borrowing power, it appears we can currently fund a $2 million project; however, our design will probably come in at closer to $4 million for a completed project.  Please pray that God will open hearts, give us wisdom, and provide a way for us to proceed if it is His will that we build this new facility in order to expand our ministry in the Mat-Su Valley.

New Facility for the Lord's Work!

Written by Len Niesen on . Posted in Building Plans

moto 5081This is a drawing of the original design for our new building.  The raised center section is the auditorium and it is surrounded by classrooms.  This design is being reviewed to determine whether there are more cost-effective ways to build it.  

The building committee's meetings are announced in the bulletin and are open to all members who wish to attend.  We encourage you to be a part of this plan by praying for the building project every day.