Prince of Peace Votes in Support of the Worship Center Transformation

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A letter from the Prince of Peace Board of Directors:

On the weekend of December 17-18, 717 members of Prince of Peace voted with 94.4% support on the proposed construction project that would create 25,000 square feet of new space and transform our existing 60,000 square feet in the Worship Center. There were 677 yes votes and 40 no votes. The vote authorizes the Board to, “Commence a construction project for an addition onto the Worship Center building and significant remodel of the existing Worship Center space. Such project will only be undertaken if the Board finds that adequate financial resources are in place to support the construction.” 

The Board gathered in the afternoon of December 18 to receive the vote. At the next regular Board of Directors meeting in January, the Board will evaluate the level of support from this vote, discuss potential financial support for this project and consider next steps. This is the earliest date the Board would take action on authorizing the next phase of architectural design work.

Key steps in the timeline:

  • Evaluate the congregation’s level of support for the construction process
  • Evaluate indicators on financial support
  • Engage the architectural firm on the next phase of schematic design, development and construction documents
  • Staff and ministry lay leaders provide significant input and evaluate final design
  • Launch a capital campaign and evaluate the level of financial support
  • Engage the architectural firm to bid out the construction project
  • Accept the construction bids and authorize construction to begin

At each step in this timeline, the Board has an opportunity to re-evaluate this project, change timing, or phase the project differently to ensure that our highest needs are met and it is financially responsible.

This Transformation Option will address these key priorities:

  • A single building with all ministries under one roof and greater accessibility for all ages
  • A new face with a clear front door, a large welcoming area to gather, and easy wayfinding
  • More welcoming and efficient space for Mission Outpost
  • More flexible and multi-functional space
  • More effective space for Child Development and Learning Center (CDLC  preschool)
  • Energy efficient and financially responsible to be best stewards of our long term resources

This project will significantly extend the life of the current Worship Center. It will bless future generations with a facility that meets the needs of the present and the future as we live into God’s vision for Prince of Peace. Thank you for your participation in this important work. We ask for your prayers as this discussion continues.

For ongoing information, be sure to keep visiting this blog.

Blessings,
Prince of Peace Board of Directors

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