What it will look like
Project H13 will progress in three phases: the first phase is from October 20 to November 17, in which we will collect pledges for the project. Although we will continue to receive contributions through April 20, we need $100,000 in hand by December 31 to begin Phase 2—construction. Construction will take place from January 6-April 19. Finally, Phase 3 will introduce operational adjustments based on the construction, from April 20-September 6. Grace currently has $800,000 saved. $300,000 of this will be used toward Project H13, so that we are both being good stewards of our savings and not expecting the congregation to pay the entire cost for the project.
You can view our Project H13 FAQ here.
Through God’s will and the generosity of Grace, we believe these contributions can be received to fulfill the objectives of Project H13, continuing our story as we are equipped for the greater things to which we have been called. Below are architectural renderings of how our spaces will be (re)built when Project H13 moves forward.
You know the story God is writing at Grace Chapel, whether you have been part of that story for days or years. The leadership of Grace believes our community is called to the work of Project H13 as the next part of God’s work at Grace, and we know you have questions about the new space and what the project will entail. Click on the image to the right or on this link to download the complete PDF containing drawings, descriptions, costs, and phases for each step of Project H13. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the administration office or email us at any time. We look forward to making this journey together with you.
If you are a leader at Grace Chapel—whether you’re one of our ministry leaders, spiritual leaders, or a leader in unofficial ways—Project H13 needs your support to succeed. We are asking for five things from our leaders:
First, we need your commitment. Project H13 is expected to last the better part of 2014, and we need your commitment as we run this race with faith. Our vision is committed leadership working together to seek and carry out God’s will for Grace.
Second, we want you to take ownership. Project H13 is not about the pastoral team making unilateral decisions; God is at work at Grace, and that involves you personally. You are invited to become familiar with the Project H13 plans so you can become an advocate of the idea.
Third, we look for unity during this project. There is nothing God cannot do through us when the church comes together in unity. We are a body, united in Christ, and Project H13 will succeed as we seek the good of the body as a whole.
Fourth, we invite you to tell the story. You know where Grace has been, you know where Grace is headed. Share that story with others who wonder what Project H13 is all about, as we continue to live the story God is writing at Grace.
Fifth and finally, we ask you to drive questions to the right people. If you hear questions about Project H13, make sure the pastoral team knows about them. If you hear about concerns for our children or youth, tell the Kidventure or Ardent ministry leaders. Clear and transparent communication will be vital as Project H13 unfolds.