For Immediate Release
May 8, 2018
Gastonia, NC – First ARP Church has broken ground on a $6 million campus renovation and addition project. The effort began with a thorough Readiness Assessment/Feasibility Study directed by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. The Assessment included all members of the congregation in thoughtful discernment. The Capital Campaign came to a successful conclusion in 2017.
The ceremonial groundbreaking took place with Rev. Matt Kuiken, accompanied by John McGill, Bill Kelly, John Conner, Pamela Mumford and Walter Payne turned the first shovel of dirt.
It’s anticipated the Campus Renovation & Addition will be completed within 12-14 months. The project includes the removal of select onsite buildings, the addition of a Welcome Center, an expanded Fellowship Hall & Kitchen, a new Youth Area, an Administrative Area, reconfigured Parking Area and Grounds and a much needed Multi-Purpose Facility. Many thanks go to the church leadership and volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring this project to fruition.
The successful Capital Campaign was made possible by the dedicated leaders of the church and campaign steering committee. All families within the church were contacted for a personal visit, which lead to the achievement of a $6 million campaign victory. “The Leaders of this Capital Campaign were truly remarkable and dedicated individuals. Our firm feels blessed to have had the opportunity to direct this incredible Capital Campaign,” stated Jim Klote, President & CEO of James D. Klote & Associates, Inc.
With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; and Toronto, Ontario, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America. For additional information, please contact the firm at www.jdklote.com or (800) 360-2315.