New Office Space
The North Cities Vision
North Cities exists to build disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this by focusing on three connections every disciple makes: the connection to God, to Others, and to His Purpose. As we worship, develop relationships, and train for service, people grow and the Kingdom of God expands.
North Cities doesn’t exist primarily to build buildings; we exist to build people. As we build people, and as our ministries grow, our need for space and facilities follows. For many years now, we’ve been growing and expanding, creating new spaces where we connect people to God, to Others, and to Purpose.
Where We’ve Been
A decade ago, we embarked on our most extensive expansion project so far. It started with developing a Master Plan for the development of our campus. Then, based on that plan, we built and paid for our expanded parking lot. We then started work on our current project, beginning with architectural design and construction drawings, and then receiving proposals, securing financing, ensuring we were building as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Actual construction on the space we currently occupy began in April 2014 and finished in February 2016.
As we’ve made our way through the process, we’ve worked hard to plan strategically, but at the same time remain flexible and make adjustments in response to the growth and needs of our ministries. We’ve also endeavored to keep costs down, to pay outright for as much as we can, and to minimize the amount of money we borrow, so we can maximize the amount of resources focused on ministry.
It is in that spirit we made the decision to move our worship services into Room 102 right at 18 months ago. We realized that for a relatively small investment, we could create space for 150 more people to attend our worship services than could fit in the old sanctuary. When the new worship space reached capacity, we adjusted our ministry programming and began offering two Sunday morning worship services each week at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
In April 2018 we began the next phase of the Expansion Project. Here are the construction items that will be addressed in the coming months on the North Cities campus:
- The Fellowship Hall will be converted into offices and work space for ministry leaders.
- The offices that surround RM 100 (the former sanctuary) will removed in order to create expanded nurseries, and a new multi-purpose space for training and fellowship events.
- The existing nursery will revert back to its original design as a 24-hour Prayer Room.
- The second floor above the current Fellowship Hall will refreshed to provide consistent and extended Children’s Ministry spaces.
Your generous contributions for this phase of the Expansion Project have currently provided 20% of the anticipated budget.
How to Be Involved
Pray that the Lord would give us all wisdom, favor, and grace to be good stewards of the resources He entrusts to us and that we would continue to fulfill His purpose of making disciples and expanding His Kingdom.
To accommodate growth, we need more people involved in serving. There are opportunities to serve in every capacity: ushers, hosts, parking lot attendants, security services, worship ministries, children’s ministries, and more. If you are not currently volunteering somewhere, start the process of getting involved. There is room for everyone to serve in some way as we Build North Cities.
If you are not currently involved in giving to the Expansion Project, we invite you to join in the effort. There are several ways that you can give:
- In our regular offerings received in each worship service. Simply mark the offering envelope as Expansion Project.
- Online at northcities.org/give – Select the “Expansion Project” category.
- You can mail a donation to the Church Office, or place it in the drop-box in the Welcome Area.
As we pray, serve, and give – we’re confident that our efforts will be blessed, and that we will continue to Build North Cities.