IS PASTOR ROBERT COMMITTED TO REMAINING AT CCC?
Absolutely. He loves you, this incredible Mission and wants God to keep him here for the rest of his ministry. Jesus would likely have to appear in person to get him to leave!
ARE THERE PLANS TO CONTINUE THE UPPER ROOM, SACRAMENTAL SERVICE OR JAZZ & SOUL EXPERIENCE AT THE NEW FACILITY?
We do love our Upper Room and the Sacramental services and recognize how many of our people love and value them too! We are committed to these unique ways we worship together at CCC, however, our ability to continue each from “day one” depends on a number of factors. For example, we would love to have an Upper Room venue on “day one” but our initial $18.5M project budget does not provide the ability to build out such a space from the start.
Given this, we plan initially to consolidate our resources and staff to focus on three Worship Center service times (5:00pm Saturday, 9:00am & 11:00am Sunday) and will seek to incorporate meaningful elements from the Upper Room and Sacramental services into our Worship Center services. When sufficient funds become available (via growth or people giving more than our $4M over-and-above goal) we plan to create an Upper Room venue as soon as possible. We plan to continue our periodic “Jazz & Soul Experince” but recongize we might need to take a short break initially until we are fully moved in and have learned how to live well in our “new home.”
WILL WE LOSE THAT “FAMILY FEEL” BY MOVING INTO A LARGER FACILITY?
Our “family feel” will become one of a bigger family! We also recognize the value of connecting in smaller settings for community and friendship. We have plans to refocus energy on creating more small-group opportunities to stimulate connection and relationship.
ARE WE UNDER CONTRACT TO PURCHASE THIS FACILITY?
Yes. As of May 15, 2018 we once again went under contract with the owner. Update: We closed on the facility on Friday, June 22, 2018. 14000 E. Jewell Avenue is now the “future home” of Colorado Community Church!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR CURRENT LOCATION?
We currently lease our East Building (aka: Upper Room) from Goodwill. This lease ends in November of 2019 at which time the monies current being paid in rent will be redirected toward our new mortgage. We plan to sell or lease the West Building (aka: Main Building) which we presently own. We have already received contacts from a number of interested parties. Any monies received from the sale or lease will be used to help pay down or service debt on the new location.
WILL YOU HIRE NEW STAFF AS WE GROW?
Yes, but as we also live out our conviction that, “Every member is a missionary!” – someone God has created for ministry. Therefore, we hire staff when needed but always with the primary purpose to, “Equip the saints for works of service.” (Ephesians 4:12)
WHO IS OVERSEEING THIS PROJECT?
Your board of directors is providing oversight and is helping to lead many individual teams. Pastor Doug is working day-to-day as “flight-deck coordinator” along with our hired Project Management Company, Development Advisors. These leaders are working with a variety of other teams comprised of church staff, volunteers from the congregation and outside companies and service providers.
WHERE WILL THE MORE LIFE COMMUNITY CENTER BE LOCATED?
To begin with, we will continue to operate the More Life Community Center from its present location. It has a great location and reputation in our community. In the long run, we will choose the most strategic location for our MLCC. This might include bringing a version of the MLCC to the new facility on the weekends or carving out a space for it in our future expansion (or perhaps one day even purchasing one of the nearby restaurants and converting it into the MLCC! Dream big, right?). Regardless, we are committed to continuing and developing this amazing outreach arm – and additional “front door” – to our church.