Widening the Gate




Our Vision and Our Goal

Our Vision:
We want more people to connect with our Lord as we exalt Christ, explore His Word, and extend His love.
Our Goal:
Strengthen and grow Northgate’s mission and raise $250,000 in a seven-month stretch* of grace!
*Stretch runs from April through October 2018.



The Projects

• Restrooms remodeled and accessible facilities
• Parking lot lighting
• Expand parking lot and entrance
• Foyer updates
• Projection updates in sanctuary
• Updates to front of building
• Window replacement
• Carpet replacement
• Fellowship hall and kitchen updates
• Playground
• New sign and tree removal
• Mission projects



Restrooms

Purpose:


Be welcoming and accommodating to those with accessibility needs.

General Description:


Update all restrooms (upstairs and downstairs)
Add a "family" restroom upstairs and downstairs.
Existing upstairs restrooms will be updated without changing floor plan. The floorpan for the downstairs restrooms may change slightly.








Parking Lot Lighting

Purpose:


Create a safe parking lot for all.

General Description:


Existing parking lot lighting has had numerous fixtures fail over the years
The majority of the lot is currently dark after sundown
Many ministries meet in the evenings
Project plan is to update lights closest to the building, then reevaluate whether additional steps are needed







Expand Parking Lot and Entrance

Purpose:


Create a safer parking lot with more space in our lot and at our entrance to better accommodate growth



Foyer Updates

Purpose:


Put our best foot forward in hospitality to all those who visit our church

General Description:


Improve traffic flow in children’s check-in area
Better highlighting our mission statement and missionaries
Create a welcome area
Foyer flooring will come out of the “carpet” budget. We will use commercial grade luxury vinyl tile.







Projection Updates in Sanctuary

Purpose:


Enhance our worship and put our best foot forward with our guests. 

General Description:


Upgrade projection equipment in sanctuary so that we no longer project from the floor
Speakers/singers will no longer block the projection
Clearly feature baptistery and cross
Clearer and brighter images







Updates to the front of the building

Purpose:


Put our best foot forward in hospitality to all those who visit our church 

General Description:


We want to improve the aesthetics of the stained glass above the entry doors.
Replace 6 broken colored glass panels
Repair or replace aluminum coil stock (metal frame between glass panels)
Scrape and re-caulk glass panels
Paint aluminum cross to magnify it
Restore interior back-lighting to illuminate colored glass







Window Replacement

Purpose:


Good stewardship of our worship and teaching spaces 

General Description:


Replace windows in sanctuary, fellowship hall & bathrooms
Use white vinyl, double hung windows in sanctuary and bathrooms including full screens
Fellowship hall windows will include tempered glass to prevent injuries and improve security
Energy efficient to improve heating and cooling costs







Carpet Replacement

Purpose:


Good stewardship and demonstrates that we value our children and their learning spaces 

General Description:


Replace carpet throughout the building, excluding the sanctuary







Kitchen and Fellowship Hall updates

Purpose:


Enhance these spaces to better facilitate the needs of the community and needs of the church family 

General Description:


Add entryway door to eliminate unnecessary kitchen traffic
Focus on making kitchen convenient and comfortable
Heat removal and/or air conditioning
Evaluate major appliance needs
Organize – make better use of existing space







Playground

Purpose:


Enhance our children’s ministry and extend love to our visiting children and community. 

General Description:


Install a light commercial grade playground on the west side of the building, along with the necessary fencing, mulch, and landscaping







New Sign and Tree Removal

Purpose:


Invite and remind northbound McKnight Road commuters that we are here to serve them. 

General Description:


Replace the sign with one that is more noticeable
Add a digital sign that can convey more than our name
Remove the trees that block our illuminated cross







It's more than just a building campaign...

Grow by 5% in worship attendance in 2018

• Pray for your 3!
Select three people you will pray for daily and invite them to church.

Launch five new discipleship groups in 2018.

• Who could you commit to pray for and invest in so that they grow in their faith?

Invest in outreach ministries.

• $5000 to extend His love in Northview Heights.
• $5000 to extend His love in Haiti.







In Conclusion







How to Give

Thank you for taking the time to review our projects and plans. We hope that you will prayerfully consider how you could give toward Widening the Gate.

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