December 22 Building Update 035
“A Look Forward”
As we say farewell to 2020, I think it is only appropriate that we take “A Look Forward” into 2021 to see what opportunities await us on the building front. But first, let’s take a sneak peek at the giving numbers for December 1-21st:
General Fund $34,854.09
Christmas Offering $11,153.59
Building Surge $2,463.46
While 2020 was all about developing “the plan,” laying the financial foundation and creating the design for the building and grounds, 2021 will be more about moving forward with the goal of putting “a shovel in the ground” before the end of next year. To do this, we will need to accomplish the following four main tasks:
- Finish paying for the land in Summers Corner which currently has a principal balance of approximately 95K
- Complete the civil engineering work which began with the Schematic Design by Cypress Engineering in September
- Raise funds to a) cover the cost of the civil engineering work and b) cover building related expenses not financed with the construction loan
- Secure a construction loan from a bank or other lending institution which rolls into permanent financing once the new facility is completed
While these tasks will be challenging and have many, many sub tasks, they can be accomplished. I have seen door after door open this past year which has allowed the building project to move forward in the face of incredible odds. God has “showed up” for Ashley Ridge Church again and again in 2020, and I believe He will continue to enable us to move forward in 2021 and beyond!
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you how thankful I am for the support you have given me this year as the FOR SVL Building Project Leader. I TRULY BELIEVE THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN’T ACCOMPLISH – TOGETHER! THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
If you would like to make a contribution to the General Fund or Building Surge, you can do so here.
Derrick Horres, Project Leader