How much will this project cost?
The total goal of “The Legacy Project” is $200,000. This is broken down as follows:
How will we pay for this project?
The goal of the The Legacy Project, “Building Our Future”; which will run from April 1 through August 31, 2012, is to have the church commit to give financially over and above their current tithes and to raise funds and awareness among the community.
What am I required to give to the project?
Nobody is required to give anything. We want individuals to give freely and not under compulsion, because, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Are we putting facilities and buildings ahead of people?
Our approach to ministry remains the same. We exist, first of all, to serve Jesus Christ. Secondly, under his direction and leadership, we exist to produce mature, reproducing disciples and plant mature, reproducing churches. In short, our second priority is to serve people. To put it in biblical terms, our two main priorities are to Love God and Love People. New facilities and expanded parking are just tools to keep doing what we have always been committed to do. The building program does not signal any change in the Rock Church’s vision or priorities.
What will the facility look like? How big will the facility be?
Our new addition will be approximately 6,000 square feet. Combined with our existing 4,800 square foot building and the land, there will be a campus of 10 acres with almost 11,000 under roof. The new building will consist of a Foyer, Auditorium, Nursery and Office space. The Foyer will hold a Welcome Center, Cafe with wireless internet available, and restroom facilities for both men and women. The Auditorium will hold 350-370 seats. The space will be contemporary and functional and is designed to be easily expandable for Phase 4. The Nursery, 0-18 months, will be on site in the new facility. There will be space for nursing mothers, as well. This will be a fun safe room for our children. The Office space will accomadate 4 cubicles and a discipleship room that will double as a conference room during the week.
What will happen to the current auditorium?
Upon completion of the new facilities, we will continue to use the present space which will need very little renovation to support much of the activity. Our plan is to remodel the space with larger classrooms to hold our growing children’s ministry, and to launch a childcare program in the future.
What will the future worship service schedule be?
As it seems to us right now, we would probably go back to 2 services on Sunday morning. Please be flexible in this, as the final decisions have yet to be made.
Will we become impersonal with growth?
A church’s size does not determine whether or not it is personal. In fact, it is only when a church is personal and relational that it grows! It is not our desire to build a monument or grow for the sake of numerical growth. However, we are wholeheartedly committed to reaching the unchurched, disciple them in faith, and we cannot do this without growing. We want to grow larger and smaller at the same time. This means that while we continue to grow at our weekend services, we also multiply our Life Groups. Each person in the Rock needs an opportunity to be known and to know others.