Stewardship for the Next Generation
As servants of Christ, our aim is to practice good stewardship with the ministry opportunities and resources God has entrusted to us. The growth of our church body presents us with a responsibility to prepare for our future needs. In the last decade, our Kids' Ministry (ages 0-11) has grown from an average of 40 weekly participants in 2010 to more than 150 kids in 2021. To accommodate this significant growth, we renovated the preschool and nursery buildings between 2010 and 2015, but have now maxed out our current elementary building. This Continue the Heritage campaign responds to immediate ministry needs while also preparing for our future.
Continue the Heritage is a stewardship campaign for the next generation. The campaign has three features: (1) paying off the final bank note on the Family Life Center, (2) breaking ground on a renovation of the existing Fellowship Hall for Heritage Kids' Ministry, and (3) establishing a fund for ongoing ministry enhancements. The blueprint for our new Kids' Ministry Center serving grade K-5 includes: two large-group meeting spaces - the first for Kindergarten-2nd Grade and the second for Grades 3-5; nine small-group meeting rooms - these will facilitate grade-specific learning environments; a centralized check-in that allows for higher security standards and friendlier user interface for parents; dedicated restrooms for both boys and girls; and a new covered walkway and breezeway area.
After pausing this project during the height of the pandemic, our Continue the Heritage campaign officially launched on May 23, 2021. You have heard details concerning the Why, the What, the How, and the When behind this campaign and now we want you to get involved! As figures are calculated and become available, we will update our progress right here in real time.