Special to The Morning Star
Grace Bible Church is growing.
The church on Silver Star Road is in the midst of a 20,000-square-foot expansion.
Grace Bible has been bursting at the seams and is seeking to grow its ministries to all age groups as a true family church.
The new building will have a sanctuary that can seat approximately 500 people and the children’s centre downstairs will have a new space of 8,800 square feet.
In this area, the church will have several Sunday school rooms and a large activity/gym area.
The church’s vision is to prepare the next generation to be valuable members of society that seek to follow and honour Jesus Christ in their everyday lives, said Pastor Pat Stich, who is looking forward to the completion of the building project.
“We are excited to have more space for people, children and youth in order to see God grow his family,” said Stich. “Whatever kind of family you come from, all are welcome to come to Grace Bible Church and be a part of God’s family.”
Youth pastor Jerad Braun is also excited about the church’s expansion and is busy seeking to instill God’s word into future generations.
“This new building will enable us to serve the Lord and this community more effectively through programs like Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, weekly youth events and whole family gatherings,” he said.
The congregation would like to thank the project manager S.J. Pasechnik and Son, who have a great crew constructing the building.
Many hours of volunteer labour from members of the congregation and other churches have added to the success of keeping costs down. And they are grateful for the design of T•RTA, the architect, the structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, and for approvals from the various government bodies: RDNO, ALC, COV, FLNRO, and various inspectors.
The pastors and their congregation are looking forward to the day when they will have their first service in their new building.