Q: What is the Generations Initiative?
A: Our building currently has 8,000 square feet of unfinished space on the second story. The Generations Initiative will provide funds to finish that space and add another 2,500 square feet of space for a small auditorium, with a covered playground underneath it. Building and finishing the second floor and new playground will enable us to meet needs and expand many of our ministries within our building and by extension, out to our community.
Q: Why do we need to expand our building?
A: Leaving a legacy of faith starts right now. The leaders of tomorrow are already here in our children’s area, middle school, high school and young adults. Our most recent VBS program had to turn away many children due to our current space limitations, and our middle school kids are using re-purposed closet space and other less-than-ideal areas for small group discussions on Sunday morning. This building campaign will allow us to grow our physical space so that we can meet our growing ministry needs, and impact future generations to make a difference for Christ in our church, community and world.
Q: How will the upstairs space be used?
A: This space will accommodate our Youth Ministry, while also providing additional space for multi-purpose ministry uses. We anticipate the added space will be used for a wide variety of ministry purposes such as:
- Youth Ministry
- Large Group Bible Studies
- Community Gatherings (One-Hope, Every Child)
- Leader Trainings & Workshops
- Worship Nights
- Annual Women’s Conference
- Financial Peace University
- Discipleship Training Institute
- NEXT & New Member Classes
Q: What will be done with the current Annex & Middle School areas?
A: The ANNEX and Middle School room are currently used for a variety of ministry purposes. Some ways these spaces are utilized include: Sunday youth ministry gatherings, Young Life, small group meetings and mid-week Bible Studies. The Generations Initiative will increase our opportunities for our church ministries, as well as for other ministries in our community that might need space. We will continue to look for ways to maximize all of our spaces in ways that further ministry to our church and our community.
Q: How will the Generations Initiative be done?
A: The Generations Initiative will raise funds over a three-year period, which will be invested in building space to develop future generations that follow Jesus, impacting our community and the world with the Gospel. In the fall of 2017 we will spend several weeks as a church prayerfully asking God where He would like on an individual basis, to help us grow in generosity. Through this, we believe that He will bless our church with the funds to complete this project and reach future generations that we currently would not have the space for. It is our hope that every individual and family at GCF will prayerfully and faithfully follow God’s leading about how to invest in the future of Grace through the Generations Initiative.
Town Hall Open House Photos