An opportunity to consider:
686 GREAT KING STREET
A DOOR HAS OPENED
A door has opened for Grace Bible Church Dunedin to consider the purchase of a building that could become our long term home.
For many years members of our church have prayed and worked towards being in a position to take a step like this. We have now signed a contract to purchase the property at 686 Great King Street for $2.2 million, subject to the building satisfying our due diligence enquiries into its suitability and affordability.
WHY A BUILDING?
The building we seek is that of Christ’s Church, built not of blocks and beams, but souls, through the ministry of the Word of God and prayer.
A building is a resource; a trellis for the vine. A church building will enable much Church-building ministry, by giving us room to grow, a place to call home, security of tenure, and a presence in our community—well into the future.
The location of this property is superb... Just a couple of hundred metres from Grace House, it’s near the University campus and accessible to students. It’s in a busy part of town, on Highway 1, which would give us a prominent presence in the North Dunedin community. See it on a map.
Size and Spaces to Grow
The building consists of a warehouse at the back, which could be converted into our main church meeting space and should be able to take 200-250 seats. It has an attractive room at the front, which is a generous size and seems ready made for Kids Church, and all kinds of ministry uses.
Compared to other buildings we’ve considered, which were more daunting as a project in terms of cost, size, and maintenance, 686 Great King Street feels achievable for us.
We await a full building inspection report, but we note that the roof appears to be made of iron, not asbestos, and the building has an earthquake report and achieves a rating of 86%.
There is room onsite for, perhaps, 10-12 cars. Obviously this isn’t enough for church on Sundays, but street parking is much more readily available on Sundays than during the week and our preliminary conversations with the council about this have been positive. The spaces on site are probably adequate for our mid-week activities.
WILL YOU HELP US?
We’re excited about this chance to invest in the future of gospel ministry in Dunedin, and we’d like to ask if you’d consider helping us with a donation. We're seeking to raise $500,000 over the next three years. Donations of any amount would be very much appreciated and will really help us to take this big step as a Church.
I/WE'D LIKE TO PLEDGE OUR SUPPORT
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