This summer, All Saints plans to add an additional parking lot north of our existing buildings, along Terravista Drive. While long-term this will serve as a parking area, the lot will serve a different purpose in the interim: as the foundation for an additional temporary building and for a basketball court. A large event-style tent will be installed, becoming the second largest venue on our campus (after the Interim Sanctuary). The tent will help to alleviate some of our immediate needs for additional meeting space for youth on Sundays and adults throughout the week.
Since moving into our campus almost three years ago, All Saints has been blessed with growth in many different areas – more members, more children, more youth. In order to continue ministering well to those the Lord has brought and continues to bring to us, we need a little more room.
At 35% larger than our largest classroom, the tent will help to accommodate our growing Youth Group. In addition, it will provide much needed meeting space for group gatherings and special events.
Our current sanctuary is an interim space. A larger permanent sanctuary remains in the plans for a Phase II building project which also includes a few additional classrooms. However, the process of fundraising, permitting, and construction for that facility will take several years.
The Phase II plan has always included plans for additional parking – it's this element of the master plan that has been accelerated on the timeline in order to accommodate additional facility space, both indoors and outdoors.
The temporary tent structure will be anchored into what will eventually serve as parking for All Saints' future sanctuary.
The total cost of this project is about $300,000. While it is a temporary solution, the tent project will bridge the gap between our current ministry needs and the completion of our Phase II building project, whenever that might be. We expect the tent to be in place for at least 3 years, so it will installed with the care and permanence it requires. If you feel called to give above and beyond your normal contribution to help with this cost, please mark "Tent" in the notes/memo line of your contribution.