The Lord has presented us with a wonderful opportunity to purchase the SureWest campus on the corner of Industrial and Washington Blvd. The campus, built in 1997-98, was built for $37 million dollars to be a top-notch facility (it would be much more now to build it from the ground up). Due to their move, our relationship with them, and their desire to off-load the facility, they gave us the option of purchasing the campus, as well as the 22.5 acres of adjacent land, for $14 million dollars! To be honest, it was a stunning offer and we feel so blessed to even have been in the discussion. This provides better stewardship through an instant equity scenario, significantly lower monthly costs than our current facility, quality construction, more space and parking, etc.
We have now purchased the property and are moving forward with the build out for our first ever church home that we own! How exciting that our community is following God’s lead to invest in the future of His Kingdom in this region.
To me, this is a dream for us to own our first home as the Bridgeway family. To date, we have always leased, while that is a blessing for flexibility, it’s time to invest in something that’s ours. What it will provide us is amazing! We will finally have room to expand, and be able to reach out to our neighbors and friends since we’d have space to invite (and park!). It means that as we grow, we are able to build a campus on land that represents our identity (places to gather, beautiful surroundings, welcoming campus) as well as serve our needs as a church (appropriate sized sanctuary, additional space for children’s ministry, easier to navigate campus, etc.).
Pastor Lance Hahn