Gospel City Church has been miraculously placed in this little cornfield in Northern Indiana by God to feed the spiritual hunger in this community. Do we really understand how absolutely vital our church is to our community? What would happen in our community if our church ceased to exist? How would the hungry get fed?
This church is a miracle. From its beginnings, disciples have given generously to build a church where spiritually hungry people get fed. Are you part of the miracle? Is it time for you to take another step in your generosity? If you have found Gospel City Church to be a trusted place of spiritual nourishment, join us in placing what you have in Jesus’s hands so others can be fed.
Come, be a part of the miracle. There’s more awaiting us.
SIMPLY PRAY WITH US
Much time has been, and will continue to be, devoted to seeking the Lord’s will for Gospel City Church in prayer. We ask that you join us as we continually run to God’s throne, asking that:
- we would not be one step ahead or behind God’s plan
- we would be compelled by the responsibility of the Great Commission
- we would have a supernatural joy, unity, and generosity
- we would see the miraculous provision of God
- we would give God all of the glory
COMMUNICATE YOUR COMMITMENT
In order for our for the leadership of Gospel City Church to make financial decisions for the remainder of the facility expansion project, we need everyone to communicate their commitment—new or remaining. When we began this project, we asked everyone to give an upfront gift and make a 36-month pledge commitment. Now that we’re a little over halfway through the project, here’s what we need:
I’D LIKE TO JOIN
- If you’re new to Made For More, would you prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give in an immediate gift, and what you you can pledge to give over the next 36 months.
I HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED
- If you were part of the original group that gave, THANK YOU! Would you simply communicate to us what your remaining pledge commitment is on the card? And, if the Lord has blessed you, would you consider another one-time gift or an increase to your remaining pledge?
Our current facility is 32,000 square feet, which includes: 600 seat worship center, 13,000 square feet in children’s wing, 1,495 square feet in multipurpose areas, and 283 parking spaces.
PHASE 1 OFFICE WING
A brand-new 8,325 square feet office area was just completed, and 280 additional parking spaces were made available by way of a large gravel lot on the north side of our property.
NEW WORSHIP SPACE
- 13,587 square feet total
- 1,100 approximate seating capacity, including 650 floor & 450 raised seating
- Flexibility for hosted conferences and training
- Updated A/V systems
Assuming that all currently pledged gifts are fulfilled as promised, the following is needed in NEW immediate gifts and pledges to complete the facility expansion project:
$1.9 Million — Complete the new worship center
$300,000 — Renovation of existing worship center and office space
$300,000 — Fully pave the additional parking area
$2.5 Million total needed in in new immediate gifts and pledges to complete worship center and stretch goals
November 17, 2019
November 24, 2019
Earliest Opening & Usage of New Worship Center
ONLINE: To make an Immediate Gift Payment towards the ministry expansion project, please choose “Made For More Immediate Gift” as your giving designation. To indicate your monthly or yearly commitment, please indicate that with “Pledge fulfillment Made 4 More”.
CASH + CHECKS: Mail to Gospel City Church, 52277 Hickory Road, Granger, IN 46530 [Please indicate that your gift is for the Made For More Project]
DONATE STOCKS: Gifts of stock/assets may be donated to Gospel City Church by contacting Korhorn Financial.
VIEW OR UPDATE MY GIFT: To view your history or update your pledge commitment, sign in to mygospelcity.ccbchurch.com and navigate to the “GIVE” tab.
PHASE 2 UPDATES
November 8, 2019 UPDATE Major headway was made this week on the new vestibule entry and the brand new bathrooms! We’re getting closer to enclosing the new front entry. Last week you saw that a temporary hallway was created to provide access to those new bathrooms. This week it was painted to better blend in to the existing worship center for the next several months. As you can see, drywalling has begun in the bathrooms. We’ll be saying goodbye to the trailer sooner than you know it.
November 1, 2019 UPDATE Take a glimpse at the progress of our coming worship center. We are building this space together and praying that it will be a house for more people in our community to meet Jesus, a place where we ascribe to Him the glory due His name, and where His glory changes our lives. May we be a church founded on the Word of God! 📖Check out this video! As you can see, the concrete in the worship center has been poured! This was a major milestone and makes the soon-to-be-finished facility feel all the more real. Also, a temporary hallway was constructed in the existing worship center as the crews begin working on connecting the brand-new bathrooms. We’re looking forward to those being open in the coming weeks!
October 25, 2019 UPDATE We are pretty pumped about pavement this week. You could say we’re awesomely amped about asphalt! The drive to the new parking lot has been paved, as well as the parking area along the new office wing. That is something to celebrate for sure! While the new entrance along Hickory Road has also been paved, we’re not quite ready to begin using it just yet. Stay tuned for when that becomes available.
October 18, 2019 UPDATE This week saw a lot of sitework around the property. As we prepare to pave portions of the new entrance and parking, final grading and leveling work was completed along the drive. Drainage was added to the upper gravel lot in preparation for the south exit to be paved next week. The large retention pond area also received final grading and hyrdoseed was applied just in time for winter. When the “permacloud” disappears, we should see some beautiful green grass growing around the pond! On the interior, the concrete slab was poured in the new bathrooms, and walls have already started going up. We’ll be able to use those new bathrooms sooner than you know it.
October 11, 2019 UPDATE This week, the roof on the new worship center was completed, and siding has begun. Plumbing and electrical rough-in work in the corridor has been completed. This is where the new bathrooms and entry to new worship center will be. The concrete slab for that area should be poured in the next few days.
October 4, 2019 UPDATE We had quite a wet week, but that certainly didn’t stop the construction crews! So much of the steel infrastructure went into place this week, and the roof is already being installed on the new worship center. In the new parking area, lots of sidewalks and curbs were poured. And—the curbs for the brand new Hickory Road entrance on the north side of the property was poured as well. Once that entry is complete, our Sunday morning flow is going to improve quite a bit!
September 27, 2019 UPDATE
The height and length of the new worship center will be super obvious this weekend, as many of the steel columns were put in place on the perimeter. You can also see the outline of the two new entrance vestibules on both sides of the lobby area. In the new parking lot, more sidewalks have been poured along and across some of the islands.
September 20, 2019 UPDATE
The steel for the new worship center is going up! As you can see, the existing worship center and the new one have just been connected. This is super exciting. You’ll be able to see the new worship center and entrances begin taking shape over these next few weeks. Also on the back of the building, the retaining walls were poured in preparation for the new stairs and ramps that will connect the parking lot to the one of the new entrances.
PHASE 2 UPDATES
September 13, 2019 UPDATE
Now that the office wing is officially opened, we’re entering Phase 2 of the Made For More facility expansion! This week, you can begin to see the new Worship Center take shape. In fact, a wall has been erected as provisions for the new bathrooms begin. Also, we’re happy to report that the sidewalk connecting the new parking lot to the kids entrance has finally been completed!
PHASE 1 UPDATES
August 30, 2019 UPDATE
We’ve officially moved in to the new staff offices! The inspection was Monday, and staff began migrating on Wednesday. AND—we didn’t waste a second. On Wednesday evening, our Women’s discipleship leaders held a training in the new classroom, and on Thursday evening, the new Perspectives class met there as well. In fact, Perspectives was so popular, we ran out of space! We are praising the Lord for the completion of the new office wing. Next, we’ll start preparing the former offices on the main floor for more Children’s Discipleship.
August 23, 2019 UPDATE
When you arrive at church this week, things are definitely going to look different! The demolition of the north end is complete. We’re now officially ready to get working on the new worship center! We’re really going to get moving fast now.
August 16, 2019 UPDATE
We’re hopefully only about a week away from occupancy of the new office wing! Office furniture was installed this week, inside the offices, as well as the interior open workspace. Also, the beautiful new reception desk was built. The entrance to the weekday offices will be so welcoming to our guests. This week will be all about the detail—making sure everything is in place, functional, and up to code. Would you be in prayer that all of the final inspections go well, so that we’re able to occupy and use this space as soon as possible?
Starting this weekend, there is a New Main Door (located in between the children’s entrance and the former main entrance). This is exciting, because it means we’re ready to begin demolition of the north side of the building next week, in preparation for the new Worship Center, new lobby and 2 new, larger vestibules! Say goodbye to that old stained roof! We’ve already begun pouring the concrete footings for the new Worship Center.
You may be wondering what that means for the bathrooms near the worship center. While new bathrooms are being constructed (anticipated occupancy is November), we’ve added some temporary executive bathrooms outside the new entrance. They are air conditioned and beautiful. …honestly, they’re nicer than the ones we’re replacing!
So, as you gather with us for worship this weekend through the new entrance, would you praise the Lord with us for His continued faithfulness throughout this facility expansion project. There’s more awaiting us!
August 9, 2019 UPDATE
A lot has progressed on the exterior this past week. All of the curbs were poured for the landscaped islands in the new parking lot. Also, the upper portion of the walking path from the parking to Children’s entrance was paved this week, with the second half scheduled to be paved next week! We tied into water main for fire suppression in the new office wing. You will notice when you arrive this weekend that we’ve begun the prep work for new temporary front entry. The current main entry will be closed by the weekend of Sunday, August 18 to begin demolition for the new worship center (more on that next week).
August 2, 2019 UPDATE
Continuing the “finishing touches” on the office wing interior this week, we made some major progress with the lighting and cabinetry installation. This shared workroom is going to be a huge blessing! The bathrooms are closer to completion as the stalls were hung, and toilets, sinks and fixtures were installed. We’re really excited for you to see the large classroom that will soon be available. During the workweek, this will be a space for large team meetings, but will be available for adult discipleship classes during evenings and weekends!
On the exterior, new sidewalks were poured along the office wing! This puts us one step closer to a completed parking and walkway area in the back. And, as you can see by the final photo, some major sitework and excavation was completed in preparation for the new Worship Center. Within the next few weeks, we’ll begin demolition and preparation for the brand new Worship Center.
JULY 26, 2019 UPDATE
We’re now in the “finishing touches” stage of the office wing, as we near our move-in date. This week saw the installation of carpeting in the primary work area, cabinetry in shared workroom, cabinetry in the kitchen area, glass on the individual offices, stalls in the bathrooms, and more lighting. The final coat of paint is going on the walls, and we should be getting set to move in furniture. On the exterior, sitework began in preparation for Phase 2—the new Worship Center!
JULY 19, 2019 UPDATE
There has been a lot of progress on the interior this week. The exposed areas of concrete were polished and sealed, carpet install began in the offices, and tile work was completed in the bathrooms. The framework for the office glass was installed, and cabinetry in the shared workroom began. Also, the drop-ceiling and lighting install is nearly complete. Finishing touches will continue, as we near our move-in in the next 4 weeks.
At the Congregational Meeting, Pastor Trent and Finance Committee Member, John Marshall, gave an update as to where we are with funding for the facility expansion, as well as the new project timeline and construction phases. We’re excited to announce, we will be starting the construction of the new Worship Center in the next few weeks!
JULY 12, 2019 UPDATE
We’ve got more parking space! This week, the gravel portion of our new parking lot became useable, and a gravel walking path to/from it was created to left of the children’s entrance. On the interior, electrical work continued. Also, the finishing work for the polished concrete is nearly complete. The concrete is being ground and final polishing will take place next week.
JULY 5, 2019 UPDATE
This week, final grading for the new parking lot continued, and the laying of gravel began there as well as on the new access road It’s not too long before the parking lot becomes useable on Sunday mornings! Inside, the concrete stairwells were poured, and the concrete floor was prepared for sealing. Drop-ceiling framework and lighting panels are beginning to be installed.
JUNE 28, 2019 UPDATE
On Sunday at our Fresh Encounter, we spent time covering the new office space in prayer, worship, and scriptures. Would you join us in praying over the ministry that will begin to take place here, and for Christ to be exalted over everything!
Later in the week, the walls and ceiling were painted and the exterior glass doors were hung. Out in the new parking area, more excavation and grading was needed before we can begin with the gravel and asphalt. But, you can really begin to what a blessing this new parking area will be to Sunday mornings!
JUNE 21, 2019 UPDATE
Praise the Lord! The rain held off enough this week for crews to be able to excavate and prepare for our new southern access road to the new parking lot, as well as expand the retention pond area. As of now, the new parking lot is at grade and gravel is expected to be spread on Monday, June 24. Light posts for the parking lot are being assembled as well. On the interior, the drywall finishing in the new office wing has wrapped up and painting should begin on Monday as well.
JUNE 14, 2019 UPDATE
In just a couple of weeks since our last update, much progress has been made! The drywall finishing is underway, and you can begin to see the offices take shape. Also, the exterior windows have gone in as well. We’re praying for good (read: not wet) weather over these next few weeks, as the rain has been causing some scheduling delays for our construction crews.
MAY 30, 2019 UPDATE
We are currently about a year-and-a-half into our three-year facility expansion project (launched March 2018). While some of the facility concepts you will see below have been modified a bit since we first launched the project, our vision remains the same: more room for more disciple-making. Right now, we’re nearing the completion of the office wing on the back of the existing worship center. Our projected occupancy of those offices is August 2019. Once the staff migrates into the new office wing, the offices in the main building will be converted into more classrooms for Children’s Ministry and other Sunday discipleship opportunities.