Let’s Build the Future Together

Building the Future – November Update

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...

Building the Future – October Update

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...

Building the Future September Update

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...

Building the Future August Update

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,...

Building the Future – July Update

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,...

Building the Future – June Update

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...

Building the Future – May Update

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.

Building the Future – April 2018 Update

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...

Why “Building the Future?”

We are Building the Future through the construction of a 13,000 square foot KidsTown building and remodel of Welcome Hallway. Our children are the future of this church, the Ennis community, and our great nation. I am honored to be a part of a congregation that understands the importance of such an investment.  There will be many features of this new building that will draw children and families from our great community, but we believe what we do with them here in support of biblical teaching and at-home discipleship is what really matters. The building is simply a needed conduit. We have the people and the curriculum, what we need is the space.


-Dr. Todd Gray


  • 13,000 sq ft space for children’s Bible study & worship

  • Centralized secure entrances & check-in to the children’s facilities.

  • Expanded Welcome Hallway

  • A new outdoor space

  • All New Mens & Womens restrooms in the Welcome Hallway


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.


Percentage of Goal Committed

$1.5 Million

Our Goal

On Commitment Day – Sunday, November 12th, 2017 – you committed to giving $1.1 million to build the future over the next 3 years. Although this was below our goal of $1.5 Million, it is enough to allow us to begin the project.

Total Project Cost:  $3.5 Million

The Concept

Our vision is to create a welcoming space for children and families to grow in their relationship with Christ.

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You Are Part Of An Incredible Story

For over 100 years, people like us have participated in serving the community with the same joy and passion. In 1899, a group of charter members stepped out in faith to follow God’s calling to establish a church that would have a huge impact on our community. Little did they know that we would be taking a similar step in 2017.

Children are so important to our community. We give them much of our time and resources because they are the future. That’s why we feel so strongly about this Building the Future Initiative. We want to create a place that will continue to shape generations of Ennis children and families.

Whether you have been at Tabernacle for fifty years or fifty minutes, you have an opportunity to help us Build the Future. Consider how you and your family might support

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.

Don’t see an answer to your question? Ask it here, and we’ll add it to this list.

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
  • Playscapes
  • Furniture
  • More
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.