Frequently Answered Questions -- Ongoing Construction -- Watch for updates
1. Why did we start with a Fellowship/Kitchen;/Worship project?
We desire to provide long term planning for this facility to serve the next generation and beyond, while enabling the building to proceed with discreet components as fundraising suggests. The master plan is a long-range, forward-looking vision. Our concern is not just us. It's about people not yet here, about needs not yet apparent. It's about "exercising dominion" and "being fruitful" over this wonderful peace of geography God's given us.
We envision a campus that serves not only us, but our kids, people yet to be born into Christ, and the city of Anchorage. We believe God is BIG and has BIG plans for us as we wait on Him and ask His direction. The Fellowship Phase long term will be an extension of the Education Phase. Think conferences. Think continuing education. Think Bible College extension. Think all-church dinners, uncrowded. Think serving others who need a place to gather.
Here's a Brief Summary of Planning and History Notes which will give you a flavor for how this plan has developed and why.
2. Could we be getting in over our heads with such a vision?
Yes, if we go on our wisdom and resources alone. But we would be foolish to do that. We certainly won't be getting God in over His head! He has splendid lavish resources. Therefore, we need to continually look to Him, commit every step to Him, ask Him to lead and to provide. He's not worried.
3. Do you plan to go into debt to construct these campus improvements?
It's historically not been a practice by this congregation to go into debt for anything. We have no indebtedness. The elders have re-affirmed their commitment not to obtain a mortgage for this building plan, subject to the clear direction of the Lord.
4. Who is the project manager?
Trent Slaymaker, a long-time member of the congregation and a builder, was our project manager for the Fellowship section of the Fellowship/Worship Center phase. Jack Bailey managed the parking lot upgrade that was tied to this phase.
The project manager for the Narthex section of the Fellowship/Worship Center phase has not been selected yet.