FACIILITIES UPDATE, MARCH 5TH, 2017
We have a recent development with the proposed lease to use the SDA facilities for 2017. There is a significant increase in our rent of about two and a half times the amount we currently pay based on our current use of the SDA facilities. Our lease runs May 1st through April 30th of the calendar year. After the LT and Ministry Leaders' review, we can't see how our church can afford the proposed rate increase and feel we woul not be good stewards of God's monies if we agreed to it as it stands, As a result, we have decided to begin a proactive search for a new facility.
We have just begun the preliminary process of putting a task team together to begin researching short and long term solutions that will leverage the property the church owns. The task team will be lead by Jeremie McKnight, who will keep us informed weekly of the teams progress.
What we are doing currently:
- Identify space minimum requirements
- Define a budget
- Identify a general location
- Identify the team
- Define roles and responsibilities
- Schedule kick-off meeting
- Planning to meet with SDA to review options of the lease agreement
- looking into a couple of potential short term solutions
- Have preliminary short term report in approximately 2 weeks
- Pray, Pray, Pray
We have known our time here was temporary and feel confidant that God is calling us now to begin the next steps of our journey as a church. I am excited to see what His pan will unfold.
Please pray with me that our team is successful in finding a solution that will best serve His kingdom here in Placerville.
Bayside of Placerville - Leadership Team Chair