After a season of prayer and discernment, the Journey Church family has made the unanimous decision to add on to our current facility at 1701 Disciple Drive with the JOURNEY KIDS EXPANSION.
OUR VISION BEGINS AT HOME
The vision of Journey is to continue a movement of multiplication for the glory of God. By partnering with parents to lead kids and teens into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to raising up leaders who are sent out to carry the name of Jesus into all parts of the world. While the first phase of Journey’s current facility, built in 2015, gave us the opportunity to put down a footprint in our community, this next phase will give us the space to accomplish our original goal to create environments where kids and teens can build life-transforming relationships that last. For years to come, this facility will be a multiplying outpost, training ground and launching pad for Gospel.
The 11,878 square foot JOURNEY KIDS EXPANSION provides increased space for preschool and children, enabling us to move from our temporary, portable buildings to a permanent, secure environment for all Kids Journey Groups. This plan also allows us to remodel our current facility to accommodate more students and adults, as well as create space for a possible weekday preschool program to bless families in our community.
FEATURES + AMENITIES
Securable Entries for Entire Journey Kids Area
Check-In Area with Covered Drop Off for Families
Allows for Possible Weekday Preschool Ministry
11,878 Total Square Feet
2,000sf Activity Room
3,125sf Repurposed Existing Space
4 Additional Preschool Rooms
7 Children’s Rooms
HOW MUCH WILL THE PROJECT COST?
We estimate total construction costs for the expansion, remodel, and furnishings to be $1,997,400.
HOW WILL WE PAY FOR THE PROJECT?
Current Available Cash // $200,000
Your generous giving and our staff’s responsible fiscal stewardship resulted in us ending 2018 receiving more funds than we spent. This means we have savings available which have been designated for expansion. Even while still retaining a healthy cash reserve, we currently have $200,000 in cash available for the current project.
Projected General Budget Surplus // $250,000
Our current projections on giving and expenses lead us to expect an additional cash surplus over the 2019 and 2020. Our hope is to designate this surplus toward the project. When you give faithfully in regular tithes, we are able to continue to responsibly and aggressively designate funds toward this as well as other ministries and projects.
Additional Designated Gifts
We’re asking for every person who is a part of the Journey Family to give in some way. Please go before God with this campaign, pray about what he would lead you to give.
Journey General Budget
Entering into 2020, Journey will budget to consolidate remaining debt on our existing facility with the balance on our Journey Kids Expansion project. This approach allows us to strategically and consistently pay down the remaining balance on our facilities while adding additional funds (surplus & designated gifts) as they become available.
HOW LONG WILL THE CONSTRUCTION TAKE?
Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 and take roughly 320 days to complete.
HOW CAN I HELP?
PRIORITY 1: REGULAR, CONSISTENT TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Our desire is for every member of Journey to prioritize giving faithfully to our general church budget. When you give faithfully to the general operating budget through tithes and offerings, you enable us to dedicate budgeted funds directly to cost of the building. This also allows us to complete the year with a cash surplus, the majority of which will be designated toward our expansion project.
PRIORITY 2: GO FURTHER EXPANSION OFFERING
Beyond your prioritized consistent giving, if you would like to make a special gift specifically toward the expansion project, we have set aside the GO FURTHER EXPANSION OFFERING as a means to do so. When giving online, simply click “GO FURTHER EXPANSION OFFERING” as your gift designation. We prayerfully anticipate that many will make an additional commitment to this expansion in 2019 and 2020, and these additional special gifts will directly impact the amount that will need to be financed and/or the length of the borrowing term.
Whether you have a lot or a little to give, we’re all in this story together. Because our vision begins right here at home.
Let us know if you have any questions about the Journey Kids Expansion project, or need help on how to give.