We Want to Hear From You!
The Spiritual Leadership Team wants to hear your thoughts about our congregation’s priorities and programs.
After several years of focusing on big projects (i.e. decisions concerning the building, staff changes, and by-laws revision), it is time to look at the sustained weekly and daily ministry and programs of our church In a world that is constantly getting busier, we have begun to ask how we will engage in spiritual formation to prepare for a life of faith. As good Baptists, we recognize that this is not a decision of only staff members or SLT leaders, but the entire congregation. We want to hear from you as we discern our priorities together.
Over the last several months, the SLT has met, discussed, and partnered with the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality at Ottawa University in order to create a process for hearing your thoughts and opinions. After meeting with the SLT and engaging our needs, the Fredrickson Center has designed questionnaires, and will confidentially administer, collect, and prepare the feedback for dissemination.
do I get one of these questionnaires? The Fredrikson Center (who has done this process with several oth-er churches in other places) suggests that the best way to assure confidentiality and to avoid duplication is for every congregation participant to
request a questionnaire by a) emailing the church office to request a digital copy or b) calling or giving your name to Jenny in the office to receive a paper copy and instructions
via the Fredrikson Center. You may do either, starting this week.
YOU! We want to hear from you as we continue to together seek God’s vision for our congregation and our community.
Building Reconstruction Cost Estimates
These are architect’s estimates, not contractor-bid prices.
They are only estimates
. These projects will be sent to the contractors to bid costs.
Sanctuary Work Estimates:
New Narthex Wall $38,000 Interior expansion of worship space $15,000 Exterior expansion of worship space $35,000 Removal of Parlor/Narthex wall $5,000 Painting of worship space $7,500 New Lighting $40,000 Expansion of Chancel $7,500 Relocation/upgrade of sound equipment N/D A/V upgrades N/D Code improvements $2,000 New seating $15,000-55,000
Roger Williams Room Work Estimates:
New Acoustical Treatments $20,000 New Acoustical Ceiling Panels $12,000 New light fixtures $2,000
Total Flooring Cost Estimate:
Including Sanctuary, Roger Williams Room, corridors and classrooms $97,000-119,000
Architects finish bid-ready document and church sends out document to contractors, who will bid on projects
Congregational meeting to approve bid and begin work
Construction begins. Roger Williams Room project begins first (lighting, ceiling tiles, flooring) then sanc-tuary work begins (reconstruction, lighting, flooring, A/V)
Looking down center aisle