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1 Master Site Plan Presentation Forward Vision Team May 19, 2002

2 In the vote to relocate, the church charged the Forward Vision Team to: ministry plan Create a ministry plan. ( A Mission to Fulfill ) Master Site Plan Secure architectural services to develop a Master Site Plan for the new location. ( Lifeway )

3 The Deacons gave additional direction, including: quality We will build quality space – First Baptist quality. space requirements The space requirements recommended in the Rules of Thumb document produced by the architecture department of Lifeway Christian Resources will be strictly adhered to. teaching space Lifeway materials about teaching space will be consulted and considered authoritative.

4 The Deacons gave additional direction, including: quality If money is an issue, we will sacrifice quantity for quality – we will build less space, but do it right. future growth The Master Site Plan will allow for future growth. parking covered drive through We will provide adequate and convenient parking and will build covered drive through entrances.

5 The input of the church was taken into consideration: A church-wide survey was administered to 156 members by Glenn Akins in October 2001. There were 30 groups of questions with multiple options and space for written comments

6 Questions were asked about the transition Six questions concerned what approaches people preferred as we transition to the new location. Three options for preferences were given: Enthusiastic Sure, if needed Absolutely not

7 Whatever it takes… To the six questions most people replied, Sure, if needed These ranged from 51.5% to 69% The combined Enthusiastic and Sure, if needed votes ranged from 75% to 91.5% Regardless of the option given, overwhelmingly, people indicated that if it would help, they would do it.

8 The option for which there was the most reluctant response I would be willing to drive or ride the church bus between Sunday Morning Bible Study and Worship Services. Enthusiastic – 10% Sure, if needed – 65% Absolutely not – 25%

9 The option with the second most reluctant response I want to worship in the permanent worship center (old or new location) even if I have to commute between Sunday Morning Bible Study and Worship. Enthusiastic – 13.1% Sure, if needed – 69.3% Absolutely not – 11.8%

10 The question with the highest combined approval (91.5%): I want to worship and attend Sunday morning Bible Study at the the same location, even if I have to worship in temporary worship space. Enthusiastic – 27% Sure, if needed – 64.5% Absolutely not – 8.5%

11 We heard you This is your plan

12 Overview of Four Phases Each new phase is built as new growth comes




16 Phase One 20,090 square foot building includes: Worship Center (capacity: 499) Education space (capacity: 378) State of the art preschool space for 84 Fellowship hall (dual purpose space) (Capacity: 325) Kitchen Offices (3 ministers & 2 secretaries, workroom) 280 parking spaces

17 Advantages of Phase One everyone It provides for everyone to be in Sunday Morning Bible Study AND Worship on the same campus. more It provides more education and worship space than we presently have. better It provides better space than we now have.

18 Advantages of Phase One: More Quality Education Space Preschool 84 Children 38 Youth 45 Adults211 Total378

19 Advantages of Phase One: More Quality Education Space Preschool: 35 s.f. per preschooler Children: 25 s.f. per child Youth or Adults: 12-15 s.f. per person

20 Advantages of Phase One Rest rooms Rest rooms are are conveniently located near the worship center and the educational facilities, on the same level. covered drive-through A covered drive-through is provided. Parking Parking – More adequate and more convenient. preschool State-of-the-art preschool space is provided to attract young families to our church (with age appropriate rest rooms). future growth Designed for future growth and further expansion.

21 center aisle The worship center has a center aisle. more room for musicians Much more room for musicians in worship: Choir loft seats 40+ Room for piano, organ, and other instruments Baptistry Baptistry located for good visibility with convenient dressing area. foyerwelcome center Obvious entrance Large, inviting foyer with welcome center to greet guests. Obvious entrance. stained glass windows Existing stained glass windows can be installed in new worship center (cost permitting). Advantages of Phase One

22 Phase One Fellowship Hall The west wing of the education building will double as a fellowship hall. It will have hotel banquet room-quality operable walls to provide good acoustic isolation between spaces. Capacity: Capacity: up to 325 at tables. Adequate storage will be provided for tables and chairs in the fellowship area.


24 Phase Two Can be divided into Phases 2A, 2B, & 2C. Phase 2A: New adult education & office space Phase 2B: Additional preschool space Phase 2C: New Worship center & choir rehearsal space Phases 2A, 2B, & 2C can be built all at once – or one or two at a time.

25 Phase Two will ultimately: Convert Phase One Worship Center into education space New worship center capacity: 1000 Education Capacity: 562 (681 in 2 Sunday Schools) Now up to 427 parking spaces

26 Phase Three New 17,000 square foot recreation & education building New 5,200 square foot building for additional preschool space Education capacity now up to 984 (1,193 with two Sunday School sessions) Now up to 746 parking spaces


28 Phase Four Expand Worship Center (built in Phase 2C) to 1500 capacity 46,530 square foot education expansion to create capacity for 1,875 people (2,278 in two Sunday School sessions) Parking now up to 1,125 spaces

29 Remember… Each new phase is added as growth warrants it. As we grow, there will be more people to help pay for the next phase.

30 Current Sunday School Averages:

31 Where Growth Can Take Us

32 We Can Do This How we will build

33 Sources of funds Building fund monies in hand Other church savings (NOT including reserve contingency fund) Capital fund drive ( Challenge to Build ) Sell of present properties Seven acres by elementary school Rutland house, Youth House Borrowing (rule of thumb: 2X last budget)

34 Where do we go from here? Whats next…

35 Four Steps to Building: Master Site Plan Capital Fund Campaign Construction Documents Construction

36 According to the motion: After the completion of the Master Site Plan, the church shall begin a Capital Funds Campaign to begin raising monies to pay for the first phase of the proposed project. The church shall use the Challenge to Build Program from the State Board of Missions of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.

37 Challenge to Build : An Alabama Baptist capital funds program that produces financial and spiritual spiritual growth

38 The Basics of Challenge to Build Prayer Four Special Sundays Testimonies Special Sermons Sunday School lessons Brochure Newsletters Banquet

39 The Basics of Challenge to Build Not equal gifts, equal sacrifice

40 Two visits in the homes Prayer visitation (Because our purpose is to provide a meaningful spiritual experience as well as raise money, this visit is for prayer only; money will not be mentioned.) Commitment Visitation

41 The Basics of Challenge to Build No pressure on membership Each individual determines his own commitment No one will know the amount you commit unless you tell it Commitments are made in the privacy of home

42 Advantages of Challenge to Build A meaningful spiritual experience – its about more than money It promotes over and above regular budget giving (budget giving often increases during CTB) Not just a capital fund drive, stewardship education

43 Ultimately well ask every family in the church to make a weekly sacrificial commitment for three years. Weekly giving is stressed. Thus, commitments will be given over a 156 week period Challenge to Build in a Nutshell

44 The results we can expect The average church will raise one to two times last years non-designated income. Three times is not uncommon, especially for churches that havent built in a long time. A church will usually receive between 92% and 115% of the amount committed by the members.

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