The Construction Project Team would like to give you an update. As we’re sure you’re aware, the normal construction process involves receiving bids from subcontractors for work such as concrete, electrical, mechanical, and steel. Due to current market conditions, these bid packages have come back close $3 million higher than initial estimates. We understand this is typical in the industry right now with escalating prices.
In order to be good stewards of our funds for construction, we have paused briefly to re-evaluate some of the costs and seek new bids in some areas to be sure we are gaining the greatest efficiencies with our funds.
Please continue to pray for the process. We will work quickly but prayerfully in order to move forward with construction – hopefully in early March. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we build toward new doors, new churches, new city.