Where are we now on the Restoration Project?
We launched the Restoration Project in the Fall of 2010 and extended it through the end of 2014 in order to complete critical campus repairs and maximize our existing buildings by realigning the spaces to support our ministry vision.
It has been a blessing to see the remodeled spaces from the finished phases of the Restoration Project being used now including:
· The new space created within the Worship Center, which has allowed young
families to enjoy the new Nursery and our staff to work together in the new church ministry offices upstairs.
· The Samsvick Chapel renovation, which has provided a beautiful venue on our campus for worship services, weddings, memorials, school chapels, Bible studies and special events.
We praise God for these updated places for ministry to happen here at Calvary. We were able to complete all of these phases debt-free, completely paying for them with your generous support and they are all in operation as of this year.
With the fulfilment of the rest of the Restoration Project pledges through 2014 we will be able to pay for the planning, city fees, roof and air conditioning upgrades related to the remodeling of our C Building into the Student Underground. However, we do not have enough pledged to complete the construction for the basement remodel and upgrade all of the fire and safety systems the city requires to occupy the space.
We are launching the Generation Project to finish this goal and create an amazing, dedicated space on our campus for our Student Ministries to worship and connect as they grow in their faith.
How much does the C Building Repurposing Cost?
The entire project, from planning to construction to furnishing it, will cost $1.6 million. The planning and repair phases are funded by people completing their Restoration Project pledges ($500,000 pledged but not received as of Summer 2014) and the additional $1.1 million would be from the Generation Project.
We are launching the Generation Project to ask you to partner with us in stepping out in faith to allow us to move forward and build the Student Underground that we have been planning through the Restoration Project.
How much do we need to fund the Generation Project?
We need to raise an additional $1.1 million dollars over any previous campaign commitment to fully fund Calvary’s commitment to providing a dedicated space for ministry to students to take place in.
Where do we go from here?
After we finish the plan approval process with the city, we will evaluate our construction and timing schedule for 2015 depending on the commitments you make toward the Generation Project. We will not spend beyond what has been committed, so we invite your participation in helping us complete our goal of the Student Underground.
The sooner we receive the additional commitments and gifts, the quicker we can start construction which will save money in the long run because construction costs continue to rise and we can use the spaces sooner. Would you prayerfully consider making a commitment to the Generation Project now that you could give toward in 2015 and 2016.
Why are you calling it the Generation Project?
We want to continue to be a place that leaves a legacy for the next generation. We even ask you to consider leaving a gift in your estate plan to impact future generations of Calvary kids. For more information on creative giving through stocks, estates or other assets, please call Michael Welles at 714-550-2313.
Check out the Generation Project Brochure (PDF)
A view inside the main space for High School gatherings with room for 230 students.
The other large room for Jr High + College seats 130.