Mission and Building Update

As most of us will be aware by now, Bow Valley has a specific mission that we believe orients everything we do. We put it this way: “We are called to help people find and follow Jesus.” We also help people take their next step with Jesus. We do this by helping them Grow with Jesus, Belong in Jesus’ Family, Invest in Jesus Kingdom, and Shine Jesus’ Presence. Everything we do must pass through the lens of this mission and these steps.

Recently, our elders have been looking at our building as one of the important tools that allows us to achieve our mission. Our building was built in 1978 and we have owned it since 1993. It is a good building but it shows signs of aging and like the homes in which we live, it requires maintenance and renovations. So that we might be good stewards of this facility and plan for the future, our elders have commissioned Reliance Consulting to do a Reserve Fund Study of our building. This will make predictions of what we will need to keep on hand for future repairs and regular maintenance. We anticipate the results of this study to be available within the next two months.

We are also aware that we sit on a valuable piece of land and that our land could be leveraged to help us finance what we need to maintain a useful building and sustain our mission here in this corner of Calgary. To that end, the elders have appointed a Development Team to look into the best options for this land and our building. The Development Team consists of Gerry Erickson, Joe Murphy, Bruce Mills, Rob Kitchen, Brad Anderson, and Keith Shields. They are presently in an exploratory mode. We will keep you up to date on what they are finding as they continue to explore options. If you have any questions please contact Keith Shields or any member of the team.

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