Building Update Summer 2018
Construction is well underway! The metal frame is up, parking paved and the outside paneling being installed. The well, landscape, walkways and the rest of the building exterior should be finished by the end of the summer. The County has given us permission to install portable offices on the property, which will allow us to move out of our rented space and on the property midweek. Our target date is October '18.
The initial phase will be the entire shell, parking and concrete work, with some interior finishes, which should be done by October '18. The rest of the interior will be a build-as-you-go process, building out the rest of the interior as contributions come in.
Questions? Feel free to contact our Building Team Leader, Dan Dietrich.
Campaign Update January 2018
As we briskly walk the path of the New Year with all its hopes and expectations we enter into the anticipation of a new beginning for our church. I want to again thank everyone who is contributing to our ‘A Time to Build’ campaign. We have made incredible progress towards our ultimate goals of having a solid presence for Jesus Christ in the eastern corridor of Clovis. As we see housing developments pop up, infrastructure being laid, and businesses and commerce coming to this side of town, we hope for an early adoption by this growing community to the values set forth for Christians in the Bible. Loma Vista Community Church believes in the footprint it can leave behind in this community and we hope more people will want to be a part of our mission as well. As faithful contributors to our mission and the ATTB campaign we want to share with you the great progress that has been made:
December commitments rose to $31,800! This was an amazing step of faithfulness for our church at a time when so many other seasonal obligations are at hand!
This generous month increased our average pledged monthly from $13,500 to $17,400!
Contracts for the first steps of our building phase will commence in the coming weeks!
The time is at hand and we will likely see the first steps of progress on our property at Shaw and McCall so please be on the lookout for signs of God's faithfulness to his mission in our community. We also want to encourage anyone who is already giving to remain strong in your commitments while inviting all those who have been thinking of getting involved to start. As we say often at our Sunday service: God doesn’t want nor need your money! His desire is your heart. It is through this faithfulness by which we heed his call for us to give.
Paul Herrick, "A Time to Build Up" Campaign Director
our ultimate address
We own 25 acres on the southwest corner of Shaw and McCall. Our property is within the sphere of influence with the City of Clovis, and also resides within the jurisdiction of Fresno County. We plan on developing the front half of the acreage.
Our architect, James Tomlin, has finished the floor, site and elevation plans. The building will be around 11,000 square feet and include a worship center, classrooms, offices and a lobby. We are still making a few changes, but here is a rough draft of what we are working on:
Church property has been formally appraised
An appraiser, BBG from Texas, performed a formal appraisal on our church property as a part of the requirements for the bond program. We purchased the 25 acres at Shaw and McCall in 2004 for $875,000 ($35K/acre). The appraiser has valued the property today as being worth $2,250,000 ($90K/acre)!! If you would like a copy of the appraisal, let me know and I can email you a copy.