This temporary page provides resources and information as we prepare to launch the Middleville Location of Journey Church.
We recently sat down with our construction manager and architect to discuss next steps for the Middleville Location. The following are updates from that conversation...
After receiving the first installment of insurance money, we have been authorized to begin demolition! Our construction manager (CM) has sent that piece out for bid, and we met onsite last week with a company who will be handling demolition as well as mitigation/restoration of the north wing. Our CM expects to have demolition bids within a week or so, and said crews and equipment will be on site not long after that!
Per insurance requirements, every aspect of this project requires three bids. One major delay has been finding three companies who can manufacture the steel frame of the building to fit existing footings. We decided to keep the existing foundation/footings due to the incredible cost savings, but because the engineering has changed so much in 20 years, finding even one company who can engineer the steel to fit the foundation as it sits has been difficult. But, three companies have agreed they can make it happen and are putting bids together right now.
As far as contracting goes, we are trying to nail down a timeline with our CM; everything else is agreed upon and expected to be signed early this week.
So, we continue to move in the right direction! While the process is slow, we're encouraged to be hearing and seeing the progress made in just the past few weeks.
We appreciate your prayers for Middleville and this process.
- Brad Laninga, Building Team Leader
See this update from Lead Pastor, Jon Allen and Middleville Location Pastor, Derek Schultz:
UNITY (Psalm 133) - Pray that unity is both protected and grown because every step of faith takes a new commitment to unity. Pray that the more we see of Jesus, the more we give of ourselves.
MIRACULOUS FINANCIAL PROVISION (Psalm 50:10)
SALVATIONS (2 Peter 3:9)
FREEDOM AND FULL LIFE (John 10:10)
PROTECTION (Hebrews 13:17) - Pray for protection over leadership, individuals, and families.
WISDOM (Proverbs 2:1-6)
FAVOR (Acts 2:46-47; Psalm 5:12) - Pray for favor with the community and the people we will work with.
THIS PLACE (Zechariah 2:3-5; Jeremiah 33:3) - Pray for the fire of God around us and His glory in our midst.