Building Update November 2017
We are currently in the process of negotiating with our contractor the size and scope of our project, based on the bids that came in and our budget. Our budget has been $1.8M and the original bid came in at $2.5M. We've directed our General Contractor, Mark Wilson, to find ways to reduce the costs or scope of the project to fit our budget. Once we've decided the scope of the project we will file for building permits, which only takes a few weeks.
One of our options is to wait until the City Utilities comes out to our property. Currently the closest source is 1 mile away and isn't cost effective to bring them out. They have informed us that the utilities will be brought out to us once Shaw avenue is expanded. However, that won't happen until 2020-2021, which is too long to wait.
Bret Nicholson - Dan Dietrich, Building Team
I am so very proud of our church and what they have accomplished for God’s vision for the Loma Vista Community in Clovis over these past few months! Please be encouraged by the generosity shown by God’s people. In the last few months we have engaged in an attempt to hear God’s calling to raise funds over and above what we normally do, for the specific purpose of reaching the goal of a church facility on our property at Shaw and McCall. For over two decades our church family has been patiently waiting and earnestly praying for this vision of a permanent home in the center of the future growth of Clovis, California and we are almost there!
Right now I am pleased to say that our numbers look good! We follow data on our giving to properly measure our progress toward the stated goal of $425,000 over this 24-month campaign period. As of last week, here are the numbers that we have highlighted to show our progress:
- Over 80 people have given in this campaign towards their committed pledges.
- We have already received 40% of the pledged amount which totals $157,423!
- Beyond the pledged amount we have had $9,670 come in from people who didn’t provide a commitment card in the initial spring pledge!
- Our grand totals as of last week stand at: $167,093
We know that giving is a part of God’s desire for his people. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew chapter 6 when He said, “… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” For some reason Jesus has attached our hearts to our wallets, and our response to His love should be seen in the giving of our treasures to His kingdom. Jesus knows, however, the difficulty in keeping these commitments to His vision which is why He is not far from the cheerful giver. We will continue to find ways to support you in this time of raising funds, prayer, and worship as we march on towards the stated vision and goal of a church home in the East Clovis area.
Paul Herrick, "A Time to Build Up" Campaign Director
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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:
The DRA process has been approved! After many years of working with both the County and City of Clovis, we have our approval! Now we are working with Mark Wilson Construction to finalizing the bids.
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.