What is “Building the Future”
In January of 2016, we asked our congregation to begin praying about how we could make a bigger impact in our community for God’s kingdom, specifically through upgrading or replacing some elements of our building. After a multi-year process of prayer, planning, and a Funding Initiative, we cut the ribbon to our new KidsTown, Welcome Hallway, and Cafe on Sunday, December 9th.
Although we did not meet our initial commitment goal of $1.5 million, we have received more than expected in 2018. God is good and His people are faithful.
The Numbers (As of April 1, 2019)
Total Project Cost: $3.5 million
Funding Initiative Committed: $1.09 million
Amount of Pledges Received: $648,120
Pledges needed in 2019 & 2020: $444,650
Original Loan Amount: $2,956,810
Funding Commitments Received
Total Loan Paid
On Sunday, December 9th, at 2:00 pm, we had a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for our new spaces. Along with dedicating the new KidsTown, we also unveiled the new Cafe and Welcome Hallway. God is Good and has done such amazing things through his church at Tabernacle. We look forward to what the future holds!read more
A Word from our Children's MinisterWhen we began praying about a new space for our children, we had no idea that the space we'd be getting would be so amazing. We are thankful for the old space. A lot of kids heard about and got to know Jesus there. But we also had...read more
Progress Everywhere! There are many moving parts right now. Along with the new KidsTown building, we are totally remodeling the bathrooms in the Welcome Hallway, Welcome Hallway has been widened, work is happening in the old Kidstown Worship area (that will become the...read more
This is a BIG Update! We have so many exciting things to let you know about with our Building the Future progress. The new kidstown building is looking great, we have started demolition in the Welcome Hallway for improvements and new bathrooms, and we have started...read more
Construction If you have driven by the church in the past week or two, you might have seen some of the changes going on to the outside of the building, but the inside is coming along quickly. The roof is almost finished - There has been a structure there since May,...read more
Construction In the month of July, we have made some major visible progress. The exterior framing has been completed, exterior walls have been built and the they have begun framing the interior, running HVAC and fire sprinkler systems. When you walk into the building,...read more
Construction We are so excited about the progress that GPD has made with the construction Process. They have been great to work with. Despite a few weather delays, they are making excellent progress. On May 25th, they began pouring the foundation. On May 31st, the...read more
The KidsTown building has much of the plumbing and electrical put in place as they prepare to pour the foundation. These are some of the businesses we are partnering with to Build the Future at Tabernacle.read more
April Progress Demolished old KidsTown ("A" Wing) Removed Foundation Extensive Dirtwork Dug 12 ft down Filled 8 inches at a time Packed & Treated each layer Filled back up to the top APRIL PHOTOSThese are some of the businesses we are partnering with to Build the...read more
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BUILDING THE FUTURE
When we look at our Community, we are filled with hope and Joy. God is in the business of doing incredible things, and He allows us to be a part of His work. The vision He’s given us for our children and their families is huge, but we are stepping out on faith, building for the future.
Our vision is to create a welcoming space for children and families to grow in their relationship with Christ.
About the Campaign?
Answers to Common Questions
With any project we take on together, there are questions that you have. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the answers you’re looking for. Below you’ll find a list of common Questions and Answers.
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What are the numbers?
- Building The Future Initiative Goal: $1,500,000
- Cost of the project: $3,500,000
Will Tabernacle Incur Any Debt In This Project?The “Building the Future” goal is $1.5 million, leaving $2 million to borrow. If w exceed our initiative goal of $1.5 million, we will incur less debt.
What Does $3,500,000 Pay For?
- A New KidsTown Building
- Remodeling of the Welcome Hallway
- Converting our Current KidsTown to another type of space
- New bathrooms in the main hallway
- audio/visual items for the new alreas
When Will We Break Ground?We hope to break ground in early 2018 and open the building by 2019.
Where Will The Children Meet During This Time?We have a plan that involves moving all Preschool and Children’s ministry to the Family Life Center. This includes our Tabernacle Weekday ministry. We will all need to be prepared to make small sacrifices for God’s glory.
Is Our Building Contractor Local?Yes. We are using GPD of Arlington. All sub-contractors Yes. We are using GPD of Arlington. All sub-contractors will be local as well.
How Can I Participate?
- Pray – Thank God for our Tabernacle Family and pray that more in our community can Experience Family with us.
- Plan – Consider how sacrificial giving, beyond your regular tithes, could impact the community and further our vision.
- Promote – Encourage others to join you as you make your own commitment to the initiative.
- Commit – On November 12th, invest in our vision by making a 36-month commitment to financially supporting this initiative.
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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.