Building A Launchpad
We believe that Jesus isn’t done seeking and saving the lost. He truly is the hope of the world and He longs to change every heart. Our desire is to build a platform from which we can effectively launch more works in more places so that more people will be changed by Jesus.
We exist to worship God
By proclaiming Jesus
Rooted in the Word of God
Empowered by the Spirit of God.
We desire to keep 'The Main Things', the main things. That means focusing on the truth of the Gospel and living in that truth.Pastor Dave Tooker
Facilitating the mission
Throughout the process of this facilities project, we have always come back to the reason why...Why are we taking on this project? The answer is, to facilitate the mission to which God has called us by building a launchpad. Keeping that purpose at the center of this project allows us to clearly align under our ministry strategy while designing the new facility.
When it comes to our facilities and resources, our aim is to use and invest them in ways that glorify God and advance our mission. We know that we have been blessed with an incredible piece of property in an incredible location that is filled with incredible opportunities to serve. This past year, we embarked on a journey to improve our facilities and add additional capacity for developing and equipping disciples who are empowered to reach others with the good news of Jesus. We began construction on the project in February of 2022 with a goal of completion by early 2024. Detailed below are several questions and answers related to the project and our facility plans for the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does the project hope to accomplish?
We simply desire for facilities that embody our vision (Jesus Changes Everything) and mission (to make disciples) while allowing us to live out our core values. The key areas our project will focus on improving include parking and roadways, auditorium seating, community and fellowship space, kids/student/adult classroom space, administrative and office space, and the needed infrastructure to support the planned improvements.
What is the expected timeline for the project?
After wrapping up the design phase and securing the needed permits, we officially began construction in February of 2022. At this point, we are estimating that the project will be completed by early 2024!
What level of communication will Hillside leadership have with the church family during the project's construction phases?
We believe transparent communication with the body will be vital in this project. During construction, we will provide periodic updates to the body via our website and newsletter. We also anticipate scheduling at least one or two meetings during the construction to update our body on the project’s progress and plans moving forward. We will let you know as soon as we have information on the dates of the meetings. Our desire is to invite our church family to participate with us, and we seek to share information that addresses this desire. Should you have additional questions about communication plans, you can contact the Hillside Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we working with on this project?
We have a fantastic team of partners on this project who are dedicated to working alongside us and possess a high degree of competency. Our architect on the project is Studio8, and Metropolitan Contracting serves as the general contractor. For a complete list of our project partners, send us an email at email@example.com
How much do we expect to spend on the project?
The current budget for the project is $18,900,000. We are using a mixture of cash and financing to pay for it. That said, our desire is to retire any debt we have as quickly as possible. On both of the past two major building projects we pursued, we were able to retire the debt aggressively and several years ahead of schedule. For information on our project budget and finances, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can the church family get involved?
Our hope is to work closely with our church family throughout this project in a few different ways:
1) Pray – please join us in praying over this project. We want God to be glorified and Jesus to be preached in everything we do, including this project. We ask you to join us in praying that God’s direction and wisdom will be made evident to Hillside's elders and staff team.
2) Participate – please plan to join us as we embark on this project by attending our town halls, reading up on our plans, and providing any feedback and questions you have. We want this to be a family endeavor and want to hear from you!
3) Provide – if God lays it on your heart to give towards this project, we want to provide opportunities for you to do so. Although we have never been big on pledges and capital campaigns at Hillside, we do want to be transparent and honest about our financial needs. Giving specifically for the project can be done by designating your donation to the “Building Fund.” All funds given to the Building Fund are set aside explicitly for the project. If you wish to contribute to the project, you can do so by clicking here. In the future, we will provide additional information related to the project's cost, our financial needs, and opportunities to give.
I have additional questions about the project. Who should I contact?
We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or feedback as we move forward, please feel free to contact the elder and staff teams directly at email@example.com.