The ELCSA Midrand Parish has long anticipated this growth and started a building fund in order to accumulate money in anticipation of building a new and bigger church. The church building in this context of the ELCSA Midrand Parish designate both the physical building of a church facility, and the spiritual building of the ELCSA Midrand Parish congregation into a unified body of believers. The physical church building will made of wood, stone, mortar, and brick, but the act of spiritual church building comes at the cost of evangelism, preaching, and teaching. This Church building project will involve both acts of a new building being built, and a growing congregation being pulled together. The ELCSA Midrand Parish will build them with the eternal purposes of Jesus Christ in mind.
ELCSA Midrand Parish is seeking for help to build a solid and more durable and a multipurpose church building. The ELCSA Midrand Parish Council has already tentatively approved that we go ahead with this project and have started to make promotion to fundraise resources to construct a church in Midrand
the church has registered a Trust where members of the congregation are beneficiaries and demonstrated to the bank that the church will have little difficulty to sustain monthly payments. The trust was used to secure the current land. The church need secure additional finance or to raise another bond to build a physical church structure on the acquired land.
How this can be done:
- The church has a paid-up land which will currently be valued at more than R1,2m for a 3-hectare space.
- The church has register a trust in the name of the church where every member (family) of the congregation is a beneficiary. (this is important to ensure that every family will contribute monthly to service the bond to build the church)
- The church will approach the broader ELCSA Church, Friends of ELCSA Midrand in Germany, Donations and Sponsorships, Fundraising activities and Banks for financial assistance to raise approximately R3m of what is needed to build the church to our requirements and needs.
- The church will offer and cede the land title deeds as a guarantee and surety to the bank should there be a need for a loan through the bank. This will be used by the bank to recover their money in the event of non-payment by the church to service the bond.
- The church will have to negotiate with the bank an appropriate and affordable monthly instalment, at a reasonable interest rate over defined period.
This approach can be executed fairly quickly with few problems if any because the church owns the land. The church can be built in a reasonably shorter period where the congregation can have enough space to accommodate an increasing church membership; where the congregation can worship, pray and sing in peace and harmony; where the pastor and the church council will have meeting rooms and guest rooms to conduct the church affairs in private and quite; where all belongings to the church could be stored in relative safety; where there are facilities for Sunday school, church choir,Etc.
ELCSA Midrand Parish is made up of majority fairly young families and we are all looking for a church that will be there to service the community over many years. Therefore, the approach is long term when we shall have many families as members of the church. Midrand is a growing and developing area (to be declared a city in 2020), therefore, whatever we do, we need to make sure that we will expand as and when it is needed.
- Multi-purpose church building with a recreation hall and offices
- Wall around the perimeter
- Flexible dividing walls to allow for expansion
- Church capacity - 300 seated extendable to 500 and Paved Parking for 200 cars
- Sanctuary (Altar, baptism font, Vestry, etc)
- Children playground (outside)
- 10 Classrooms, Nursery room, Administration room
- Library/Conference room
- Pastor’s Office
- Deacon’s Office
- Common Room
- Kitchen and Pantry
- Storage room