In Spring 2011 our congregation voted, by a large margin, to pursue the “ambitious” version of our three strategic planning scenarios. So now what? How do we start turning ambition into reality?
One of the first steps is to figure out just what sort of facilities (building and grounds) our ambitious activities will require. Somebody has to spell out for the architects exactly what we need in the way of spaces.
That somebody is Team 2016, a newly-formed task force that is charged with developing the statement of space needs that will fit our long-range plans.
At the Team 2016 Updates page there is a lot of additional information.
Who is Team 2016?
The members are:
- Linda Ager
- Tonya Haigh
- Harry Heafer
- Les Manns, Chair
- Dan Nelson, Board liaison
- Greg Nosan
- Peg Pelter
- Becky Seth
- Rick Urwiler
What will Team 2016 be doing?
Team 2016 is already at work developing an inventory of our current spaces and their uses. When the inventory is complete, the team will review our new Strategic Plan, determine the spaces needed to support the plan and compare our existing spaces with the needed spaces. This will then result in a preliminary statement of space needs.
Team 2016 will then convene focus groups to discuss the statement of needs and consider revisions. This will be followed by a congregational survey that will help prioritize the various space needs that have been identified.
The team will then prepare a statement of needs that will guide the architects in the development of preliminary building plans, but first the statement of needs will be submitted to the congregation for approval.
Once the architects submit a preliminary design with cost factors, the church will commission a financial feasibility study that will indicate whether our congregation is likely to be able to raise the needed funds. If there is a gap between the amount we are likely to raise in a capital campaign and the amount needed to proceed with the architects’ proposal, Team 2016 will be involved in the effort to modify the design to fit within our budget constraints.
Throughout the entire process, Team 2016 will keep close contact with the Building Committee and the Grounds Committee.
Though they are facing a lot of work over the next couple of years, all the Team 2016 members are approaching their assignment with great enthusiasm and energy. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.