Adam Rushlow, our new Creative Media Pastor, leads us in a pledge, “I do solemnly swear … that I will not … ” Well, we’ll let you watch for yourself!
We’ve been busy picking out materials, swatches and carpet … it’s getting real. Are you ready for us to start making room?
On Sunday, Dec. 4 we held our Groundbreaking Ceremony at Christ Fellowship.
We love that we are one church, two languages and our ceremony represented that as our English and Spanish congregations united together in one room to sing in our heart languages, melding voices and languages into a beautiful song of celebration!
The mud from the rains kept the ceremony indoors where children clad in yellow, plastic construction hats filled the room. Families came forward together and planted orange construction flags in a bed of dirt and then picked up a small jar of their own dirt to take home as a keepsake.
When the ground outside had dried a few days later, our staff enjoyed placing the flags around the perimeter of the new building.
The ceremony was a sweet moment for us – breaking ground on a 41,600-square-foot children’s building renovation and expansion that will provide a dedicated, secure place for our kids complete with a slide from the top floor to the bottom, and a 10,000-square-foot worship center that will house our growing Spanish service on Sundays and student ministries on Wednesdays.
We were honored to have some of our local dignitaries and partners in this project join us as our senior pastor, Spanish pastor and elders led us in the celebration!
Nick Barker, Turner Construction
Brenda Premenko, Turner Construction
Brian Loughmiller, Mayor
Tracy Rath, Council Woman At-Large
Jacquelyn Block, GFF/Architect
Brandon Luedke, The Crosswood Group/Project Manager
Honorable Chris Hill, Collin County Commissioner Pct. 3
Christ Fellowship Elders: Don Closson, Nick Ganter, Dave Lewis, Bruce Miller, Daniel Ramirez, Ron Ryan, Mark Wilson
We have so much to celebrate and much to look forward to. These are exciting times at Christ Fellowship!
Make Room is our building initiative to make room for more children, students and Spanish-speakers that are coming to Christ Fellowship.
We recently kicked off an extension to the Make Room initiative and exceeded our goal for pledges! The church pledged an additional $2.3M! So the entire make room campaign pledges together with the land sale, totals to more than $8.5 Million!
You have been giving generously. Together with the land sale, you have given
$4,191,538. Please remain faithful in giving — it will take all of us doing our part!
Where are we in the Process?
We are in the final weeks of Design Development — beginning to make selections on finishes and flooring. During this phase alone, our 12 partners and the building team have put in an estimated 10,000 man-hours of work in to the design, coordination, and pricing of the plans!
Our General Contractor will provide a cost estimate based on Design Development. Then, Construction Documentation, which is the last architectural phase prior to permitting and going out to bid, will begin in August.
Pray that the process will go smoothly and efficiently, and that God will guide us through the hundreds of decisions to be made over the coming weeks.
If you are new to Christ Fellowship or wondering what Make Room is all about — take a look. It’s not too late to make an investment that will impact people for Christ for years to come.
We had a great celebration Sunday! We exceeded our goal of $2 million and have well over $2.3 million in pledges towards our $14M project!
Thank you for your leadership at Christ Fellowship! Your commitments to Make Room will make an eternal difference in the lives of children, students and Spanish-speakers for decades to come!
It’s not too late to pledge! If you are ready to give now or want to set up recurring giving, please do so after you have made your pledge.