What Is Included in the Construction and Renovation?
Phase One will include a 750-seat auditorium (including a family room and separate nursing space), a large centralized lobby that will include restrooms, a café, and a hospitality room and volunteer space. Additional parking, drop off lanes, and a new exit from the campus will also be constructed. A family restroom, sensory room, and enhanced children’s areas to accommodate those with special needs are included. Finally, by repurposing our present auditorium, we will double the capacity of Valley Kids.
Phase Two will remodel current church space to add adult classrooms, add restrooms to the Fellowship Hall, and increase the Student Ministry capacity by 50%. Office space will also be consolidated into one location.
What Will Be the Cost?
The total budget of Phase One is projected to be approximately $7.25 million. Any decrease in costs or surplus in funds raised will accelerate completion of Phase Two of the project.
How Will We Pay For It?
From October 23 – December 18, we will engage in a campaign to raise the resources to support this Spirit-led initiative.
Who Will Be Doing the Work?
A team of PVCC elders and lay leaders selected Master’s Plan as our architectural design/build firm. They are a nationally recognized, faith-based company with an excellent reputation. We will look first to local subcontractors/suppliers to execute the work.
When Will We Break Ground?
Our target date to break ground is May 1, 2023. We plan to begin worshiping in our new auditorium by November of 2024, and the grand opening of our remodeled existing building is scheduled for March of 2025.
How Will the Construction Process Affect Our Current Ministries?
Since construction will begin with the new Worship Center, operations within our current church building will continue unimpeded. However, we will lose some parking spots in our existing lot, since the new building will be constructed there. It is our intention to first build the new parking lot before we begin construction on the Worship Center. Once the Worship Center is completed and we receive our certificate of occupancy, we will then vacate our current auditorium so we can repurpose that area for Valley Kids.
How Does Next Change My Giving to Missions, the General Fund, and Other Special Offerings?
During this two-year initiative, we are focusing all of our efforts and resources toward accomplishing the God-given vision of NEXT. NEXT is a comprehensive initiative that includes ALL of our ministries and missions in one fund. That means that all of our giving to PVCC for the NEXT two years will be directed to the NEXT initiative. Our elders and Finance Team will ensure that ministry and mission needs are resourced according to our church’s priorities. There will still be a church-approved budget each year during NEXT. That will enable each of us to focus on giving generously FROM our hearts and not just FOR individual needs or projects along the way. There is power and greater impact when we are strategic and focused.
Will We Be Taking on Long-Term Debt?
Our hope is that we will be able to fund the initiative entirely through the contributions made by our church family. However, even if we do reach our goal, at a minimum, we will need to secure bridge funding to enable us to begin the project while the monies committed come in. In order to be good stewards of our financial resources, it is imperative that we begin construction ASAP. This will reduce the impact of inflation or the labor and materials that are likely to increase during the two-year initiative. If more funds are needed to accomplish our goal, the elders are not averse to procuring an additional amount, provided that any debt realized is paid off within five years following the end of construction. We believe we have been prudent by implementing forecasting and a strategy to minimize debt and accelerate debt retirement.
As we count the costs, we realize interest will be paid on borrowed funds, but we truly believe the cost of not borrowing is greater – – lives that will be lost for eternity if we do not expand our capacity for reaching them.
Are There Ways I Can Give Assets to Next?
Gifts of appreciated property (stocks, real estate, mutual funds, jewelry, artwork, collectibles, etc.) can bring significant tax advantages. Real estate can be transferred to the church for a tax credit based on appraisal and eventual sale price. Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds can be transferred to the church without incurring capital gains taxes on the assets. You may have many kinds of stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that He just might be calling you to give out of during this time. Please consult with a professional advisor for advice in your particular circumstance. Contact our church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with gifts of property or stock. We would be happy to help.
Why Should I Complete and Submit a Next Commitment Card?
We commit to many things, from our marriage to a mortgage, even to a membership at the local gym. We wouldn’t get very far in life without a willingness to commit ourselves. Commitment also is central to our faith and at the very heart of following Jesus. We make a commitment to Him, and He expects us to be committed to His Body, the Church. Our church needs to know what you are committing to give so we can plan and proceed accordingly. God grows us and shapes us according to our priorities and through the commitments we make to Him. So we invite you to take this powerful, life-changing discipleship step by joining us with your two-year NEXT generosity commitment.
How Long Is My Commitment?
NEXT is a two-year Spirit-led initiative, so our commitments are for two years, beginning on November 20, 2022. Our first opportunity to give to NEXT will be on Sunday, December 11, 2022 with our first “Big Give Sunday.” The following Sunday we will announce the total of all commitments to NEXT as we give our very best gifts to begin this exciting time in the life of our church.
What if I’m Not a Member of PVCC?
These are exciting days at PVCC and will no doubt be remembered for years to come. You are here and we would love for you to go with us on this amazing journey of faith. If you watch and wait, you won’t be able to truly share in the joy of this season or experience all God has for you. We believe God brought you here, and we want you to be a part of all God is doing at Pleasant Valley. We need you on the team, and this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make PVCC your church.
What if I’ve Never Given, or Don’t Regularly Give to PVCC?
This would be a great time to start! The primary goal of NEXT is 100% engagement of everyone at PVCC, and that includes you. We are praying this will be a disciple-making, faith-building, life-changing experience in our church and in your own heart and life. To get anywhere, you must start somewhere, and NEXT is a great place to start your giving adventure.
What Is the “Right Amount” to Give?
2 Corinthians 9:6 – 7 says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Everyone’s situation is unique but we are all called to give. Our challenge, no matter what you currently give, is to take a step forward in your generosity journey.
What if I’m Not in a Good Place or Position to Give to Next Right Now?
The reality is, there will never be a “better time” to begin the faith journey, or to take the NEXT step in giving to the Lord, than right now. God calls us to action in times of hardship as much as He does in times of abundance. NEXT is about a heart change – – one that is only accomplished by surrendering our lives completely over to God in every area, including the area of giving. Believe God, walk in obedience, and trust Him to provide as you sacrifice and work towards fulfilling your commitment.
What if I Am Severely in Debt Right Now? Am I Still Supposed to Give?
If you are currently seeking to pay off debt right now, we commend you for making progress on that. And you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you in this journey and/or to recommend resources that might minister to you. Being in debt does not, however, exclude you from this journey. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you. So it should be our joy and privilege to give at all times. Please contact us if you need assistance in this area, and we would be honored to help.
What if My Circumstances Change During the Next Initiative?
A commitment to the Lord and to NEXT is an important step of faith. We shouldn’t make any commitment without prayerfully seeking the Lord. However, since none of us know the future, faith is required. A change in our circumstances will be no surprise to God. Of course, your commitment to NEXT is voluntary and non-binding, but enter this exciting phase of your journey totally committed with faith and not fear. God is able!
What Is This Really About?
Giving is the fruit, not the root. Again, NEXT isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you. God wants to do a great work in your heart. Your commitment to the Lord and to NEXT will impact far more than your finances. It may very well be a turning point on your faith journey as you walk with Jesus and make an eternal impact on the world for Him.
What if We Don’t Reach Our Goal?
First, we wholeheartedly believe that God has given each of us the resources we need to accomplish this vision together! We believe that “God can do exceedingly abundantly beyond all we can ask or imagine… Through His work within us” (Ephesians 3:20 – 21). If for some reason we didn’t achieve our goal, the Elders and Building Team would need to prayerfully consider scaling back the scope of the project.
What if We Exceed Our Goal?
Exceeding our goal would allow us to fulfill the vision, accelerate the timetable for Phase Two, and even reduce the amount of loan the church would need to incur on this initiative.
How Can I Follow Along With the Progress of the Next Generosity Journey?
We have created a dedicated website for NEXT where you can learn about the project, watch inspiring life-changing videos of others who have been impacted by the ministries of PVCC, stay informed with periodic updates, and give online.