GOING BEYOND ... TOGETHER
THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO PRAYED FOR AND DONATED TO OUR NEW CHILDREN'S CENTER! Here's a fun recap, culminating in the Grand Opening on September 9, 2018.
We firmly believe that God is calling our church to go BEYOND — to a deeper personal faith and a greater corporate impact — by training our church family, serving our community and changing our world. As we look at making an impact for generations to come, we see the need to renovate our campus for greater ministry impact.
Our 2020 Vision states, "By 2020, EFCC will be a church that risks using all means to invite people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds into a life-transforming relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We will seek to engage and impact our culture by being pure-hearted, fully devoted followers of Jesus. We will train and be trained to know and live out biblical truth by compassionately caring for each other and the needy and broken in our communities. We will sacrificially invest our time, resources and abilities to proclaim the good news of forgiveness and hope throughout Escondido, North County and the world.”
The goal of “Beyond” is to follow God’s call to a deeper personal faith and a greater corporate impact for Jesus Christ as a church family. After many months of working with an architectural firm specializing in church designs and getting input from the Elder Board, staff and congregation, we now have a Master Facility Plan (MFP) that has been approved by both the City of Escondido and our EFCC Board of Elders.
Our Master Facility Plan includes four phases, and the Elders approved moving forward on the first two phases as the Lord leads, starting with our brand new two-story Children’s Center. With Faith Kids move from the Education Center, this has opened up downstairs classrooms for Adult Fellowships and Bible studies. Prayerfully, we’ll also be expanding the Holy Grounds Café and Courtyard to provide more opportunities, where spiritual connections and conversations happen.
Here’s what our pastoral and lay Board of Elders are saying ...
“I am convinced not only that we should do this, but that we must do this if we want this church to continue to reach families and influence our community for Christ over the next 75 years. I see the Master Facility Plan vision as a wonderful affirmation that Emmanuel Faith is invested in raising up future generations to know and love Jesus.” — Josh Rose
“The plans we have for improving our campus will give us more and better opportunities to engage with the community and make Emmanuel Faith a more inviting place to visit.” — Chris Dull
“This is not just about building something new and nice, but about building ‘spiritual somebodies.’ This is about a place where the building that goes on is for the bringing of the good news – building faithful followers of Christ and future leaders. That future begins with the investment we make in His work today.” — John Wojnicki
CLICK HERE to view more elder quotes.
CLICK HERE to see the humorous video, "Where's the Front Door?"
Below is a tentative view of Phase 1, which will include the Children's Ministry Center, renovating Parking Lot A, and creating more of a "main entrance" for the campus, and some off-site improvements to benefit the surrounding community.