Building Together is a church-wide journey to expand our church facility to meet the needs or our growing congregation and anticipate future blessings. But it is more than that.
IT’S ABOUT strengthening our faith through giving.
IT’S ABOUT getting involved in new ways.
IT’S ABOUT exploring God’s promises through His faithfulness.
IT’S ABOUT getting in sync with the priorities of Jesus.
IT’S ABOUT expecting His provision before it is ever provided.
IT’S ABOUT setting aside those things that prevent you from being a fully devoted follower of Jesus.
Our plan is to raise funds to begin and complete new construction and renovation of our church facility in four phases. This will enable us to use those facilities to accommodate many functions in our growing congregation, and to better serve our church family, community and the world.
We are at the beginning of this process. We have some preliminary drawings that give an idea of the plans. However, these are being adjusted as feedback is received. Our plan is to have four phases of construction:
PHASE ONE: BUILD. Garden Area (Playground) and New Classroom Addition. New playground and picnic/garden area southeast of current church foyer. Build approximately 4,600 square feet of new building, with 7 classrooms, restrooms, and secondary entrance from parking lot.
PHASE TWO: RENOVATE. Current classroom renovation, including a new children’s ministry check-in and expansion of the hallway from the parking lot.
PHASE THREE: LEADERSHIP. New construction of administration offices and deconstruction of two offices to expand the foyer. Renovation of foyer.
PHASE FOUR: OUTSIDE. Replace current parking lot and add LED outdoor sign at church entrance.
When we look at our church, we are filled with hope and joy. God is blessing us with many people who are excited about their spiritual life and reaching into our community with the Gospel. We are growing. God is in the business of doing incredible things, and He allows us to be a part of His work. The vision He has given us for our church is huge, but we are stepping out on by faith, building for the future. This project is not for us – it is for our future and the future of our children. Get involved in what God is doing.
How can I get involved?
Without God, all our efforts are empty. This project has been immersed in prayer by our church leadership. Prayer must be the means to continue. Pray that God would help us reach our financial goals. Pray that God would allow us to build to minister to more people. Pray that God would keep our congregation unified in the discomfort and changes that may occur during the process. Pray that God would help us reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Because prayer is primary and vital, we will be engaged in 40 Days of Prayer prior to our Easter Offering (2019). You are encouraged to spend time in daily prayer for God to help us in this endeavor. In addition, you are encouraged to choose a fast of your desire to aid in your prayer life. Fasting is a tried-and-true method to help believer’s pray more and better. Fasting is abstaining from something, especially food or drink, to grow closer to God. People have stopped eating chocolate or soda pop as a fast. Others have given up Facebook or secular music. You choose something that will help you focus on your relationship with God. The closer to God you are the more productive your prayer life.
We believe wholeheartedly that God has given us a vision to reach the unchurched and non Christians in the Lenawee County area for Jesus Christ. We have faith that the Faith Baptist family will rise to the challenge. With God’s help and our sacrificial giving, we will reach our goals and be a church for future generations.
To expand our church, we have set the following goals:
VICTORY – $600,000
This will allow us to complete PHASE ONE (Playground and Education Wing). Note: We already have $244,000 toward our VICTORY GOAL.
CHALLENGE – $750,000
This will allow us to finish PHASE ONE, TWO and THREE (Playground, Education Wing, Renovate Current Classrooms/Foyer, and Administration addition).
MIRACLE – $1,000,000
This will allow us to finish all PHASE ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR (Playground, Education Wing, Renovate Current Classrooms/Foyer, Administration addition, parking lot, and lighted outdoor sign).
We began the capital campaign with our current Building Fund balance of $235,000. A generous gift from the estate of Bob & Eileen Seizert, former church members who have passed away. Their love for our church will continue for future generations. Church members have faithfully contributed to the balance. On March 3, 2019 we began the capital campaign to raise funding four our building project. Preliminary plans were revealed and a chili and pie contest and auction generated approximately $9,000.
As we look ahead, the deacons will call for a special business meeting to hire an architect to draw complete drawings of our building project. On Easter 2019 gifts and commitments will be received. Everyone is encourages to give their most generous gift as a token of their love for Jesus, our church, and one another. We anticipate this to be the largest offering ever collected at Faith Baptist. In addition, everyone will be challenged to make a 3-year financial commitment as a step of faith and trust in God. Commitments can be weekly, monthly, or any increment of your choosing.
Give Online. Giving to the Building Fun couldn’t be easier. Simply give online through credit card, debit card, our automatic checking withdrawal. DONATE HERE.
Our construction will be hands-on with our congregation. If you have any building trade experience (drywall, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.), please contact our deacons. We would love to use your volunteer assistance to help defray costs to employed construction companies. In addition, we will have a HOME MISSIONS TRIP to our own church. This will allow anyone to spend a day or evening assisting in general cleaning, construction, and other activities to get the work finished. It’s our church building and we want to have our hands all over it.
The best thing you can do is invite people to be part of our church worship service. When word gets around that we are growing and building, people will be interested in what goes on inside our building. That’s our best part. Invite people to hear about our God and how they can have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. After all, our new construction is designed to help us reach more people. What better way to assist in getting the job done than by reaching more people as the construction progresses.
May God be glorified in our efforts to serve Him, one another, our community and the world.