What is “All In?”
“All In” means completely committed.
This phrase defines the heart of BCC’ers and has been chosen as a rallying cry for this time.
What are we doing?
Finishing what we started. In 2016, BCC’ers completed Phase One of a two-phased project which is the first half of the facility. Now it’s time to finish Phase Two.
Why are we doing it? Why are we doing it now?
Pastors, staff, leaders, and volunteers believe God is directing this faith step.
Overcrowding in BCCKids and Gathering Area. NO dedicated space for students. Unfinished Auditorium. Inadequate parking.
To love others.
Overcrowding reduces effectiveness, creates problems, and undermines the mission to love others. We want our incredible facility to allow guests and BCC'ers to experience God without distractions.
To finish what was started
As good stewards, the plan has always been to maximize the building and grounds and leave a legacy for future generations.
To Stay on Mission
Over half of Blount County is not connected to a church family. The mission of the Church is to love God and love others both inside and outside of the Church.
Aren’t we BIG enough?
See Pastor Jeff’s BLOG in the All In Blog Page, dated June 2, 2023.
Have you considered multi-site campuses?
Yes. Currently, BCC’s pastors believe the most effective evangelistic strategy is to complete the Master Plan, stay on mission, and continue supporting new churches.
What will be constructed?
Dedicated Student Ministry Space
Increased Children’s Ministry Space
Enlarged Gathering Area
Dedicated rooms for Volunteers, Adults, AV, and Guests
Is anyone hesitant?
Yes. Faith steps and tension hang out together.
Will this change us?
Yes, just like moving from Maryville College to Alcoa High School changed us. Just like moving from being portable to a permanent facility changed us. Completing Phase Two likely won’t change us as much as the transition to Alcoa or a permanent facility.
What won’t change?
Our calling to be outward-focused and intentionally reach those outside of the Church.
Our calling to reach and pass ownership of Jesus’ mission to the Next Generation.
Our mission to love God and love others.
Our resolve to create a community that feels like home.
Our determination to be FOR Blount and make our community better.
Pastor Kenny crying.
Sweeping up dried rice after Rise Against Hunger.
Open doors for families to celebrate the birth of the Savior at Christmas Wishes.
Every room being a multi-purpose workspace for ministry.
Family and Group outdoor spaces to play, eat, and talk (although they may be moved).
Questions We Have No Answers To...
but don’t mind guessing😊
When will construction start?
We’re not sure. SarahBeth and Steven hope next week. Maybe the end of 2024 or early 2025. Construction documents and a financial plan must be in place before beginning construction.
How long will construction take?
We’re not sure. Pastor Jeff (who doesn’t use tools) and Pastor Kenny (whose largest construction project to date is a lemonade stand) say construction took about a year in Phase One and expect the same for Phase Two. Again, consider the sources.
How much will it cost?
We’re not sure. Cost is a big concern for Gina. Maybe 6-8 million dollars, but we won’t know for a while.
What will it look like?
We’re not sure. Leaders want more storage. Dave wants an adult classroom. Gary hopes it’s easy to maintain. All Danny is concerned about is a finished Auditorium. Paige demands a Volunteer Room, but you’ll have to ask her about that. BCC Students needs space. Marlea says she’ll take pictures of whatever it looks like. What we do know is that it should reflect our current style, with utility and multi-purpose as a priority for all spaces.
Will we be without a building for any time?
Yep. We’re not sure how long, but portability is in our DNA, so we got this.
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