Recreating 400 Holiday Inn Drive

God has blessed us with a prime piece of property as the gateway to and from Hespeler Village in Cambridge. Our present building was built to house Temple Baptist Christian Academy and later on we built both a Worship Centre and more classroom space. Upon the closure of our Academy in 2014, due to a lack of enrollment, we started praying and dreaming what God wanted us to do with these 10 acres. Our goal was to use this property to serve the needs of the community and bring God glory. Meanwhile we continued to give the building some face lifts to accommodate not only our own ministry programs, but the many different community groups that use our facility. With a 30 year old building comes wear and tear, and upon inspection we knew of some expensive repairs and upgrades to the building. Instead of just making these repairs and upgrades piecemeal, we sought the Lord for an overall plan. This overall plan identified some staffing needs and governance changes that needed to occur first. In addition, God had been moving in our hearts not to expect people to “Come and See” what God was doing on our property, but that we also needed to “Go and Tell” the Good News of Jesus Christ to those unreached in our community. The result was the desire to plant a church, which will happen in the fall of 2018, when we send some of our best people to reach the people of the Southwood neighbourhood in Cambridge through what we are calling Restoration Church. All the while, we were praying and researching both those in our church and in our community what we could do to serve Hespeler and beyond with our property. We specifically wanted to make more community space and reach young families. What you see below is what we are calling The Master’s Plan 4.0 - Recreating our Present Property to best serve the needs of the community for the glory of God. For more information, please contact Ed Hodgins at hodginse@templebaptistchurch.ca

THE NEXT STEPS

  • March to June 2018 - Fundraising (Target $10.5 million)
  • July 2018 to March 2019 - Design Finalization, Site Plan Approval & Procurement
  • April 2019 - Target for Start of Construction

RECREATING 400 HOLIDAY INN DRIVE INCLUDES

  1. Entrance foyer addition with improved community space and covered drop-off
  2. Transparent Kid's Wing addition with controlled access adjacent to the main entrance
  3. Student Centre addition with direct access to the gymnasium
  4. Renovated adult ministries and administrative area with 24/7 prayer room
  5. An upgraded cafe and community space with library/meeting room and outdoor patio
  6. Enlarged and upgraded kitchen and renovated gymnasium with viewing area
  7. Enlarged and renovated auditorium with seating for 493 plus overflow space
  8. Improved storage and refinished parking lot

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