At the beginning of February 2022 we laid out our plans for an exciting new building project called ‘Building for the Future’ and an offering that we took that spring. The project was about investing in and equipping our building for the future we feel God’s calling us to so that more people can encounter the love of Jesus. If you're new to Grace Church but would like to play your part you can find out how to give below.
We know Jesus builds His church and it’s our privilege to be used as living stones to build up this spiritual house. We also believe that He gave us our building as a tool, something to be used to share the gospel in Nottingham and see lives transformed. All of the areas we want to develop have been chosen with that in mind.
You can read more about our plans in our ‘Building for the Future’ booklet, including floor plans, estimated costs and visualisations of what it might look like. Download a digital version below.Digital Booklet
You can also watch a tour of the projects we're working through in the video below which might help to put the plans into the context of the building itself.
Progress So Far
So many people gave generously to the offering which enabled us to complete the first part of this huge undertaking: our commercial kitchen. Our new kitchen was completed and operational by January 2023 and now serves people every week in our Compassion ministries, Alpha course and more.
We're now in the process of applying for a variety of grants which would enable us to fulfil the next part of the project: installing a lift. We're praying that God provides what we need for the lift, but also the other projects outlined in the bookled, so that we can strengthen and equip our building to serve us into the next phase of life at Grace Church. If you'd like to give to the ongoing project you can find all the details below.
How to give
This project is a huge undertaking for us and something we want to do together. Although the offering Sundays have now passed you can still give towards this project. You can find the various options for giving in the back of the booklet (see the digital booklet above), such as a one-off gift or an ongoing pledge. For both, the best way to give is to fill in this online form or click the button below.Online Offering Form
At the beginning of February Ben set out the vision for this ambitious project. In his message took us back to the fundamentals of what it means to be the Church and how we play our part in God's beautiful plan. The following week JP spoke on what it means for us to take steps of faith to follow Jesus. You can watch both of those talks below.