Building update

March 2019

As we were reminded in a recent sermon, we can’t escape a building project. We are (and always have been) right in the middle of one, with debris and scaffolding all over the place:

“As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house…” 

– 1 Peter 2:4

At Horsham Downs and in Ngaruawahia God is building the church. We are simultaneously making preparations to build a building that will usefully serve the construction project going on inside. Putting it another way, the people inside are the bricks, while the physical bricks, the glass, iron, and concrete on the outside are the scaffolding. This perspective is important to maintain, especially as we begin to see drawings, and then excavators, concrete trucks, and site managers in orange jerkins running around with clipboards. At that point we need to pray, “Father, as this construction project gathers momentum, may yours gather even more.”

Progress update:

  • The first external elevations of the building have been received from the architect and are currently under review
  • An Integrated Traffic Assessment (ITA) required for Resource Consent is underway
  • Planners have been engaged to compile the Resource Consent Application for development

Please consider praying – all are welcome at any stage to the 6am prayer meeting on Wednesdays at Martin Lane. This is too big not to pray into!

The Village Church Building Team

buildthechurch@thevillagechurch.nz