Well Begun

In the words of the inimitable Mary Poppins, “Well begun is half done.” Our Connect * Give * Grow campaign has, indeed, been well-begun! During the active part of the campaign itself, we met or exceeded all expectations for involvement in activities and pledges. And now, at just six months into a 3-year commitment, contributions are at 38% of the amount pledged. Well begun, Zion!

The Building Team, too, has begun well. Together with our architects, Alamo Architects, and their engineers, the Team researched numerous solutions and chose to upgrade our septic system. Alamo then facilitated the process to chose a contractor who will help us assess the feasibility and costs to construct those buildings we hope to include in the first phase of our campus upgrade. Alamo’s team has considered multiple options to meet the our first phase and the Team chose those solutions which seemed to best fit Zion. Soon, the Team will be meeting with the contractor, GW Mitchell, to determine costs for this phase.

Meanwhile, the Council has formed a Finance Committee that’s tasked with investigating funding sources. The amount already given toward our pledges will help them to arrange favorable financing!

Zion, we’re truly making amazing progress! Just one year ago, we were embarking on this journey and today we’re well on our way to a campus that better meets our mission. So now what? How do we continue what has been begun so well?

First, please keep the teams from Alamo Architects, GW Mitchell General Contractors, the Building Team, and the Connect * Give * Grow Team, our staff and Council members in your prayers. Second, please continue your faithful giving toward your Connect * Give * Grow commitment and to Zion’s general fund. As we look forward to Zion’s exciting future, it’s important that our church is able to meet all all today’s needs as we reach in love to our community. Third, please watch for updates from the Building Team and our Connect * Give * Grow Continuation Committee. Your faithful support and active involvement are key to Zion’s success!

-Chris Jones