ROOTS & WINGS

Purpose: Implementation of our vision through the construction of a permanent dedicated space for our Children’s Ministries. This vision requires a larger structure than our existing temporary building facilities. This replacement and expansion of space will allow Christ Church to (i) re-allocate space to existing ministries; (ii) provide for more efficient utilization of facilities; and (iii) initiate new ministries that will grow the reach of Christ Church.
The 5-Year Strategic Plan for Christ Church United Methodist 2014-2019, has directed the church to establish a permanent, dedicated children’s facility for the sole purpose of providing dedicated space for the comprehensive children’s ministries of the church inkling the Children’s Ministry, The Christian Education Center of the Preschool and The Climbing Tree. Click here to view the strategic plan.
Christ Church is a member congregation of the United Methodist Church, which stipulates the exact process by which every United Methodist Church must follow in order to build a new building. This information can be found in the 2012 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Click here for the citation.
The Study Committee report which lays out the vision for the new building for children. Click here for the Study Committee Report.

UPDATES

We want to make sure you are informed in every step of this process. Any new updates from the committee will be displayed below. To meet our Architect over this project, click here.
11-21-17: NEW BUILDING TOURS SUNDAY DECEMBER 3 – ALL INVITED
Come One Come All, and tour the construction project and its progress on Sunday, December 3 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Paradigm Construction and the Christ Church Building Committee are hosting tours on the job site of the Children’s Education Center (CEC) facility.
• Walk the property
• View the rooms for all the children
• Write a prayer of scripture on the wall
WRITE A PRAYER OR SCRIPTURE ON A DESIGNATED WALL
All participating in the open house tour on this day will be invited to write a prayer or scripture verse in a designated area as a permanent fixture to the facility. Come share in the experience, see the progress, and lift a prayer of a bible verse to God for this new facility.
COME HOLY SPIRIT AND FILL THIS PLACE. AMEN.
10-17-17: Great progress is being made on the new Children’s Education Center. All steel beams are in place with the second floor taking shape. The second floor provides 5,000 sq. ft. of space for Club 56 and F.R.O.G (3rd & 4th Grade). Estimated opening is April of 2018. Thank you and blessings to all who make this possible.
 
9-11-17: We are pleased to announce the opening of the South parking and circle drive way of the construction project is now open and ready for use. This is the first accomplishment of the Roots & Wings Campaign which led to the approval for construction of the Children’s Education Center 21, 000 sq. ft. facility and the new parking lot drive way.
8-19-17: A group of our Christ Church men and students prayed over the pouring of the concrete for our new parking lot. Praise God! 
 
7-31-17: New Parking & Driveway – The new construction project includes not only a new 21,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to children, but also connects the East & West Parking lots with a connecting driveway with additional onsite parking. The driveway and parking are on the south end of the property. 
7-27-17: A ceremonial Ground Breaking was held on the site as the Piers for the foundation are in the process of being formed, drilled and poured. Please keep the workers in your prayers.
 
6-19-17: It’s official, the 21,000 sq. ft. dedicated facility for the church’s Children Ministries, The Climbing Tree Day Care, and Christ Church Preschool has begun. Please keep the construction team from Paradigm Construction in your thoughts and prayers.
 
 
12-5-16: The charge conference will be Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Building Committee will present an update and final approval will be in January.
7-11-16: Church receives preliminary approval from Central North District for new children’s building – Christ Church received preliminary approval for the conceptual design and property master plan regarding a new dedicated Children’s Facility. The Christ Church Building Committee made its presentation according to the Book of Discipline paragraph 2544 directives. The plan was unanimously endorsed by the committee. Please continue to pray for the Church, the Building Committee and God’s new vision for Christ Church to reach out and minister to the children. To view the letter, please click here.
8-11-16: Church Conference, 7 PM in the Sanctuary. A church-wide Church Conference, with every adult members eligible to vote. The Church Conference has been called into session for August 11 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary for the expressed purpose of approving the preliminary plans for a new, dedicated, Children’s Building. Nursery will be provided.

8-8-16: Please click on any of the following to access the document:

5-year strategic plan for 2014-2019

Final report with our recommendation to the congregation

CEC study

Vision brochure & Devotional Shower Hanger

Detailed Brochure

8-2-16: The Building Committee of Christ Church United Methodist, following the 5-Year Strategic Plan for Mission and Ministry has developed a preliminary plan for the proposed design, concept and Master plan footprint of a new building to the Christ Church Campus.The Church has received Central North District Approval for the Study Report, the Feasibility study, and the Building Committee Preliminary design.The next step in the process is for the church to gather in a Church Conference to vote approval of the preliminary plan.Once approved, the Building Committee will be empowered to proceed with the more detailed plans.This approval is not an approval to begin construction. It is an approval to proceed with the design development of the facility.
6-23-16: Building Committee prepares for District presentation – The Christ Church Building Committee is in final document preparations for a meeting with the Central North District Committee on Building and Church Location. The District meeting is on Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 AM. The purpose of this meeting is for the Building Committee to present its preliminary work and plans for a new dedicated Children’s Facility to the Central North District. A Favorable endorsement from the District Committee will mean that the Church can prepare for a Church wide meeting in the near future to so present the preliminary plans. Please keep the Building Committee in your thoughts and prayers.
 
6-16-16: The Christ Church Building Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Horizons Stewardship Company out of Little Rock, Arkansas as the lead strategist firm in guiding a feasibility study of the abilities of Christ Church to contribute financially to a new dedicated children’s facility. Horizons is a United Methodist Church related ministry that works in cooperation with The Texas Methodist Foundation. Welcome Horizons to our team!
 
6-7-16: Paradigm Construction selected as General Contractor -The Christ Church Building Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Paradigm Construction as the General Contractor of a new dedicated Children’s Facility that will house the total Children’s Ministry programs of the church. These include the Church’s Children Ministry, the Preschool and The Climbing Tree Day Care Ministries. Paradigm Construction will now work in cooperation with Mr. Stephen Lucchesi of Zeigler- Cooper Architects to lead the formatted cost analysis of a dedicated facility. Welcome Paradigm Construction to the team!
  
5-25-16: The Christ Church Building Committee is hard at work involved with Architect Stephen Luccashi of Zeigler-Cooper Architect Firm. The committee meets several times each month, typically in the mornings at 7:30 AM. Currently, the committee is engaged in the schematic design phase of a dedicated children’s facility to house the growing programs of Children’s Ministries, and The Christian Education Center of The Climbing Tree and Preschool.