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Steve Wood

Making Sense of the Desert

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Bible Study We have a high view of Scripture.  We believe that Scripture contains all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is to be required of anyone, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to…

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Asbestos Removal and Clergy Moving

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Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: What’s happening on campus? Answer: Two things to note.  First, asbestos removal from Catlin Annex began this week (see photo above). Once this removal is completed the next phase can begin. Second, we are expecting concrete to be poured along the Venning Street side of the Ministry…

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What is a Columbarium?

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Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: Last week you mentioned that we were building a “columbarium” in the Whilden Street Courtyard.  What exactly is a columbarium? Answer: A columbarium is a place for the repose of cremated remains. The word comes from the Latin, “columba,” which means, “dove.” Originally, the term columbarium was…

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The Master Plan

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Talking to myself about summer construction plans: Question:  In your last email you mentioned a “comprehensive master plan.”  What does that mean? Answer: One of the benefits of the construction process has been the ability to create an integrated campus that has a sense of space and flow to both the architecture and landscaping.  To…

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New Building on Old Playground

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Talking to myself (again) about rebuilding the Ministry Center: Question:  As I’m driving down Venning from Simmons, what is the rectangular building that is being built on the old playground? Answer: It is our new Discipleship/Education building.  As you look at the rendering above (click on the image to see a larger version) you will…

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Conception to Framing

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Talking to myself about rebuilding the Ministry Center: Question: When I look at the steel being erected I have a hard time imagining what the new building is going to look like.  Is there something that I can look at to help me understand? Answer: Yes!  I asked Greg Shore to take photos of the…

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