The Future of Bethlehem Baptist Church
BBC Multi-Purpose Family Life Center
The sign reads "Future Location of the Bethlehem Family Life Center". Since August 23, 2005, the vision of the life center has been an important part of our church growth. Preparations for the vision to become a reality have been and continue to remain in process. The center's location will be on the vacant church owned property on the west side of our existing church.
Due to the magnitude of this project, consideration was also given to other addition's to our church. The additions would have included: expansions of the Pastor's Study, dining room/kitchen area, and the finance room. Additional plans also included the construction of five (5) classrooms and a video room. After many prayers and discussions, the addition's/construction plans were cancelled. A feasibility study revealed, that it would not be in the best interest of the church.
In April 2007, a proposal was presented for the "BBC Multi-Purpose Family Life Center". Based on Phase 1, in April 2008, the center will be pre-engineered rigid frame construction, with a brick exterior approximately four (4) feet above the finished floor, with exterior insulating finish system (drywall) above. The "BBC Multi-Purpose Family life Center's" contents will include the following:
1. Gymnasium area with standard size college level basketball court
2. Concession/Kitchen area
3. Men and Womens restrooms with one (1) area complete with showers and lockers/dressing area.
4. Conference room
5. Extension of existing Pastor's study
6. Extension of existing Finance room
7. Classrooms: Five (5) each
8. Weight room
9. Bowling lanes: four (4) total
10. Storage room(s) Mechanical, Electrical areas
Even though the "BBC Multi-Purpose Family Life Center", has not become a reality, we believe that GOD will provide as we continue to work towards our goal. Our theme for the center from the beginning has been "For We Walk by Faith and not by Sight"-2 Corinthians 5:7 and we fully believe that GOD will deliver.