Currently, we can effectively accommodate the needs of 50 children. We averaged 45 in 2017, which is downward trend in recent 2 years after years of swelling attendance. Our current space makes it challenging to accommodate growth and for teachers to effectively use rooms for any object lessons and activities that correspond to their lessons.
- 1 large suite shared by infants and toddlers
- 6 age-appropriate and developmentally combined classrooms with shared bathrooms
- 1 large 900ft2 general assembly space
- 1 large 700ft2 recreation or youth space
- set of new all-church bathrooms
- nursing mothers room with audio/video of auditorium
We would be able to more effectively execute our Risk Management protocol by decreasing congestion during drop off and pick up and by having one secure checkpoint to ensure the safety of the children entrusted to our care. Additional security measures will be in place at each entrance/exit point to keep children and staff safe.
Primarily, but not exclusively. North Central is a multi-generational church and we envision it will be used for several purposes/age groups as needed.
The estimated cost of the building phase is ~ $1.5-1.8 million.
When people see it, it will be impressive without feeling excessive. We envision a functional and attractive building that meets the needs and expectations of our suburban culture, but does not include or depend on an indulgence of unnecessary or luxurious ‘bells & whistles’.
We currently have $550,000 in available funds from which approximately $300,000 is restricted for construction use. Separately we have $85,000 in a an emergency reserve fund.
We believe that with a facility like this we will immediately see growth in our overall church participation and as a corresponding increase in our capacity to give more to worthy causes. The more people who call North Central Church their home, the wider the bandwidth for giving.
We have a group of professionals who are volunteering on a Finance Team (Scott Jones, Carolyn Postell , Elaine Woznek, Matt Last, Jeanette Claus). They are making financial strategy recommendations to the church board. The design and build portion of the project is being hired out to professionals.
It will take place for 3 months. Givers will be asked to consider making financial commitments for a 3 year period and the giving fund will continue for a corresponding 36 months. The Capital Fund financial progress updates will be given along the way and will officially end when the amount needed for the project has been fulfilled.
Studies* show that churches who hire a professional consultant for a fundraising campaign can expect to raise 200 – 300% their annual income in pledges (over 3 years and beyond what people are currently giving). Even estimating pledge giving very conservatively, the study suggests a church can expect 150% times the church’s annual income. Without a consultant, the average fundraising campaign yields 75% of a church’s annual income. * Church Finance Today, Richard Hammer
Yes. Any and all forms of charitable giving can be received with a tax deduction. We have an expert available to us through Convoy of Hope that will help make these transactions during the Capital Campaign.
We used Beardsley for the architect work because of their expertise in education design and have hired Whelan & Curry to build. They are a medium sized local design/build firm with a variety of projects to their credit in the CNY area.
From the time we break ground, it should take 10 to 12 months. Our goal is to break ground Summer 2018 and have the project completed by Summer 2019.
Yes. Our multiple services approach will continue to help us maintain enough Sunday parking without making any changes or added expenses.
Though the roof appears flat from the ground, it is a single-slope design from front to back. This method effectively moves water off the roof and away from the building.
We will continue to depend on a catering approach to event & meal planning.
Yes, if and when the building cost & budget permits.
There are no formal plans drawn currently but there is desire and potential for the much needed expansion of our reception & lobby into the vacated space.
Learn: Attend informational meetings to learn about the project. Proactive engagement from the church family.
Pray: Pray for everyone involved in making this project a success. Pray that our partnership with the Liverpool and North Syracuse school districts will be strong and fruitful. Pray about what you’ll commit to give financially.
Give: Sacrificially, intentionally, joyfully
Yes. They will be made known throughout the building phase as they surface.
There is definitely a need. There are currently 7100 elementary aged students in the Liverpool and North Syracuse school districts as potential customers. In CNS & Liverpool districts, there are 2 major before and after school care programs that are full for the fall school year 2017-2018. All the other child care programs tend to have a waiting list.
No. We will do everything necessary to maximize our appeal to all neighboring families — either churched or unchurched. We don’t have a desire to primarily enroll Christian families looking for Christian child care.
We envision hiring a professional Business Administrator who has a reputation for building a thriving business. They will be tasked with leading teams of trained educators and care givers.
We will have 2 teachers for every 20 students.
It will offer lower or comparable pricing to local child care programs.
Yes! We meet all 70 pages of regulations set by NYS. With being NYS certified, district school buses are required to bus to and from our location.
We will be able to accommodate up to 240 children if all the spaces are occupied.
We would not do or receive anything that restricts our ability to accomplish the mission.
We will design an operations budget for the child care programming that is accounted for separate from our church ministries budget. It is planned to file the paperwork needed to create “Kid Central” as a separate LLC.