Brad Waayenberg—Chair of the Construction Committee
As we write this, preliminary drawings are being reviewed by some willing companies in order to provide an updated budget. By the time of printing of this, we will likely have much closer budget numbers; not the final number, however. These budget numbers will help the Design Committee determine the needs from the wants in line with our mission—real discernment and stewardship in action.
The Design Committee will continue to monitor the progress of the architectural design. They will become more active mid-March to review progress drawings as they are deemed ready for finalizing into drawings that are used for bidding actual costs. At this stage of the process, there are many schedules to coordinate—including an extremely busy building industry. There is a real possibility that our time frame for major construction will be pushed back a couple months. Please continue to pray for God’s leading, coordination, and discernment.