Making Room // Pinelake Madison
Making Room is a 24-month initiative to make room for more people and more life change.
Making Room for Our Community
Since Pinelake Madison launched in 2006, God has been bringing people from many different backgrounds to worship together here. Because of this growth our preschool and children’s rooms are at or near capacity on a weekly basis. Phase 1 of our campus expansion will address this need by creating additional rooms and worship space for our Little Lakers and Pinelake Kids. We will also add two new multipurpose rooms for Sunday morning and midweek equipping opportunities for adults.
Phase 2 of our expansion will address our need for a dynamic space for our Pinelake Students gatherings. As God continues to bring more students to Pinelake Madison we want to give them a place to connect with their friends, hear God’s Word and respond to Him in worship.
Making Room Sermon Series Begins
Sunday, March 19
Wednesday, March 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Care Center
Sunday, April 9
Little Lakers: Adding eight new Little Lakers classrooms (capacity increase from 125 to 225 per hour) and a new Little Lakers theater (capacity increase from 75 to 150 per hour)
Pinelake Kids: Adding five new Pinelake Kids classrooms (capacity increase from 108 to 172 per hour)
The Den: Converting a room into The Den for mothers with small children.
Adults: Adding two new multipurpose rooms for equipping classes (1,100 sq. ft. total)
Staff: Expanding ministry offices by adding four offices and four cubicles
Pinelake Students: Building a new Pinelake Students center including a basketball court, recreational space and multi-use area for 200+ students per gathering.
Commons: Expanding the commons and adding two new entrances and a covered drop off by the Care Center.
Theater: Upgrading the audio, video and lighting equipment in this shared ministry space
We all have a part in Making Room in Our House
Total Making Room Goal
Frequently Asked Questions
Pinelake has entered a season of incredible growth at all of our campuses. We believe God is calling us to make room in our hearts and in our facilities for our neighbors, friends and family members. To do so, we’re committed to a 24-month initiative we’re calling Making Room that begins on March 19, 2017. During this initiative, we’re asking God to work and provide through His people so that we can add space for students, children and families to hear the life-changing message about Jesus.
We need more space for our growing number of Little Lakers, Pinelake Kids and Pinelake Students. As a church, we are passionate about impacting the next generation and families in the Madison area, and Making Room allows us the opportunity to better serve this county.
Pinelake Madison has already fully funded Phase 1 of the project by giving $900,000 over our ministry expenses. Phase 2 will begin as soon as the funds are available to complete project.
In Phase 1, we’ll be adding eight additional Little Lakers classrooms that will hold around 100 more preschoolers each hour, for a total of 225. This compares to 125 in our current setup. We will also be adding a preschool worship space and converting an existing area into a Den for mothers of young children.
Currently, we have room for only 108 children per hour, which does not provide sufficient small group space on Sunday mornings. In Phase 1 of this initiative, we’ll be adding five new classrooms that will hold 64 children each hour, bringing our total to nine classrooms and space for 172.
We’re also making room for our staff with eight new offices, as well as adding two large multipurpose rooms for adult equipping classes.
Phase 1 will begin May 1 and will be completed in 4–6 months.
Yes. As part of Phase 2, our new Student Center will provide dedicated space for over 200 middle school students on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and high school students on Sundays at 5 p.m. This Student Center includes a basketball court, a recreational space with game tables and a multi-use area that can be used for small groups or large gatherings.
We will be upgrading the existing Theater that is shared by Pinelake Kids and Students; this will give them a much-needed upgrade for their worship experience and improve the audio/visual equipment and lighting. We’ll also be renovating the Commons to add an accessible entrance at the back of the building for the Student Center, a new entrance at the front of the building near the Theater and a covered drop-off on the Care Center side.
Phase 2 will take 3–6 months and will begin as soon as the funds are available to complete project.
We do not anticipate any changes to how most people come in or leave the building.
What you can do now?
As we are faithful to respond to where God is leading we will see Mississippi continue to change one Life Change Story at a time.
This is an exciting time in the story of Pinelake Church, and we believe that God has opened new opportunities for us. Keep praying that God will transform lives, unify us behind His purposes and provide the resources we need to make this vision possible.
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