Future Development Project: Phase 1
Future Development Project
Spruce Grove Alliance Church is building a spiritual home for the people of Spruce Grove and Parkland County. To meet the needs of today, and to enable us to support our growing communities into the future.
Read the background behind this project here.
Enjoy a walk through of the proposed new centre.
Scripture stones - laying the foundation
Spruce Grove Alliance Church has a tremendous history of building on a biblical foundation – both figuratively, and literally. We have recently learned that scripture has been written both under the stage, and under the flooring in the foyer. As part of the Future Development of SGAC we are asking all who call SGAC home to choose a scripture to lay in the foundation of our new build.
- Pick up a stone from the southeast side of the building.
- Write a scripture with sharpie or paint
- Bring it back to the church and place it on the marked out foundation (northwest corner of our building) or on the sidewalk on the west side of the building.
- Fill out the form to let us know your scripture and why you chose it.
We are excited to be laying the foundation for the expansion of our church building, and the opportunity that new build presents to expand our reach into the communities we serve. If you did not participate in worship with us on June 20 please enjoy this video:
Over the next few weeks, please join us in laying a scripture stone on the site of our future build. These stones will be laid in the foundation of our building, ensuing that our new education centre is both literally and figuratively built on a Biblical Foundation. And when you lay your scripture stone, please complete this form by clicking HERE to share why you chose the scripture you are laying.
Thank you for your continued support of this project, The Future Development Team
As of January 31, 2021 we have raised over $3.9 million in cash and pledges to support the redevelopment of Spruce Grove Alliance Church.
Thank you to all who have faithfully given!
The new build, along with site improvements, is currently budgeted to cost $6 million. We are committed to raising 2/3 ($4 million) of the total project costs in cash and pledges before beginning construction of the new Christian Education Centre. We will be able to borrow the remaining 1/3 ($2 million) through the Alliance District.
Please note: as per the District's guidance, we can only count 90% of our pledged giving towards the $4 million required to meet our fundraising commitment. At this time we have $812,364.00 in outstanding pledges, which are on schedule to be paid out by September, 2022.
As of January 31, 2021 we require $100,000.00 in cash and pledges to complete our fundraising requirements.
It is our hope that with the continued dedication of our volunteers and construction team, we will come in under that anticipated $6 million budget. And through faithful giving, that we will raise the full amount of the build before the project is complete. This means reduced – or even no - debt when the Education Centre opens!
If you haven’t done so already, please prayerfully consider what you are able to give to this project. You can give now, or fill out a pledge form to indicate your intentions for future giving so we can move forward knowing what funds will be available.
In February, 2019 the Elders’ Board approved a $750,000 budget to begin the preliminary work required to prepare our site for the new build, with the goal of being ready to begin construction of the Christian Education Centre as soon as our fundraising goals are met. This included utility upgrades, exterior site upgrades and changes required to the interior of the current building. A development permit was submitted to the city, and the team began gathering bids for the proposed work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed our construction team to complete more work than was initially anticipated during this season, as they did not need to be concerned about disrupting regular church programs. Renovations are messy: there is dirt and mud; parking is disrupted; and unexpected challenges arise.
But without many people in the building the team was able to:
- Renovate the maintenance area
- Remove the interior walls in the gymnasium storage and maintenance room and construct a new wall, complete with door, to isolate the construction area from the active use space
- Relocate the 25,000-volt power line along our west property boundary, in coordination with Fortis
- Install a new sanitary sewer line
- Cut the floor in the maintenance space and excavate for the elevator shaft and building foundations for the new building
- Complete foundations inside the existing building for the structure and the elevator, along with the elevator shaft walls up to the existing floor level
- Pour the foundation for the new sign
- Install new parking lot lighting – both for security, and to improve the curb appeal of the church
- Install a new Cross
- Remove the trees on the construction site
- Begin to upgrade the church exterior, such as staining to protect the building and improve curb appeal
All of this work was completed well under the $750,000 budget approved by the Board. This is in large part due to the work of our volunteer construction team: thanks to their dedication, some of this work is being done with only the costs of supplies.
In addition, in 2020 the Board approved funds to complete additional work - including paving the church parking lot, and renovating existing bathrooms. While not directly tied to the new building, this work was included in Phase 1. Work continues to prepare the building site for the new construction.
A huge thanks to the many that came out to remove the trees on the construction site.