Next Up Update

By Lisa Fitts
By Herbert Yoo
By Cymone Canada
By Dave Grogan
By Arnie Fenton
By Dan Millner
By Alex Joseph
By Samantha Harton
By Bailey Catone
By Colin Campbell
By Barb Harris
By Mark Mercer
By Sereena Bexley
By Vennecia Jackson
By Mary Lata Thottukadavil
By Michael Agnew
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By Caroline Smiley
By Kathy Whitthorne
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By Mary Weyand
By Rob Nickell
By Kathy Whitthorne
By Nila Odom
By Sherene Joseph Rajadurai
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By Sharon Arrington
By Sarah Crawford
By Betsy Paul
By Angel Piña
By Elizabeth Piña
By Chris Kuykendall
By Matt Holland
By Jessie Yearwood
By Brian Severski
By Brian Arrington
By Will Meier
By Clint Calhoun
By Jen Mayes
By Jim Henry
By Kevin Harwood
By Leah Vanhorn
By Janett Miller
By Isaac Harris
By Chad Golden
By Jonathan Cortina
By Kuruvilla (K.O.) Oommen
By John Dyer
By Abe Paul
By Lauren Geppert
By Jennifer Durrett
By Jill Asibelua
By Jared Barnett
By Paul Martin
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By Kristi Herring
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By Al Palamara
By Michelle Garza
By Armando Galvan
By Camille Holland
By Rod Myers
By Crystal Elwell
By Darcy Peterson
By Jason Elwell
By Barry Jones
By Bryan Eck
By Tricia Kinsman
By Craig Pierce
By Jim Woodward
By Andy McQuitty
By Kevin Dial
By Jen Weaver
By Corbin Pierce
By Claire St. Amant
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By Catherine & Elizabeth Downing
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By Jill Hoenig
By Sunitha John
By Tarrin Henry
By RozeLee Rugh
By Beverly Hogan
By Kendra Cordero
By Lisa Gajewski
By Bonnie Goree
By Young-Sam Won
By Chris Beach
By Tom Rugh
By Nick Vuicich
By Andy Franks
By Lead Team
By Jason Roszhart
By Harvard Medical School
By Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC
By Sherene Joseph
By Earl Davidson
By Rebecca Perry
By Joe Padilla
By Christian Melendez
By Bruce Riley
By Isaac Harris
By Amy Leadabrand
By Ben Haile
By Shaun Robinson
By Natalie Franks
By Cathy Barnett
By Ryan Sanders
By Casey Pruet, The Grace Alliance
By Sharon Arrington
By Lauren Chapin
By Betsy Paul
By Alberto Negron
By Kelly Jarrell
By Michelle Mayes
By Jenn Wright
By Jill Jackson
By Terri Moore
By Robyn Wise
By Katherine Holloway
By Richard Ray
By Kurtley Knight
By Bruce Hebel
By Neil Tomba
By Tony Bridwell
By Grayson McGovern
By Luke Donohoo
By Kathy Whitthorne
By Mike Moore
By Wade Raper
By Mike Gwartney
By Jo Saxton
By Dieula Previlon
By Jonathan Cude
By Ken Lawrence
By Jay Hohfeler
By Barb Haesecke
By Lindsay Casillas
By JoAnn Hummel
By Shawn Small
By Alice McQuitty
By Jonathan Murphy
By Peggy Norton
By Brent McKinney
By Irving Bible Church
By Irving Bible Church
By Ashley Tieperman
By Betsy Nichols
By Trey Grant
By Debbie Lucien
By Sue Edwards
By Suzie Robinson
By Paul Smith

Next Up is our initiative to create new space for transforming kids. 

Sunday we shared an overview of Next Up and update as we head into the end of the year. Here are the highlights: 

We need to create new space for kids that is:
1. More welcoming and hospitable to young families
2. Better designed for small group connection and discipleship
3. Safer and more secure

Our staff and volunteers do an incredible job serving kids, but the reality is that they do so in spite of our children’s space rather than with the help of our children’s space. Our kids need and deserve space designed for the mission of our children’s ministry: to join with parents in making missionary disciples of kids. 

To meet this need, we created plans for a 36,000 square-foot children’s building that would cost an estimated $7.1 million. 

This new building would bring all the kids of IBC into one bright, inviting, secure environment in which they can experience the love of Jesus through teaching, worship, and connection. 

Since launching Next Up in October 2016, we’ve raised 40 percent of our $7.1 million goal. 

In just 14 months God has provided and you’ve been incredibly generous to the extent that today we have $2.84 million for creating new space for transforming kids! 

Our budget for 2017 is $8 million, which, if fully funded, includes $1 million designated for Next Up. To reach $8 million in giving for 2017, we still need $1.5 million by the end of the year. 

Reaching our budget number would mean another $1 million for Next Up, which would move us past the halfway mark of our goal. But to get there we must pray for God’s provision and invest in what he’s doing. 

This year, inflation has affected—and continues to affect—the cost of the building we originally designed, but our $7.1 million goal hasn’t changed. 

In a project like this, it’s no surprise that we would come up against forces beyond our control. The building we originally designed might now cost around $11.5 million to build. That’s not fun to think about, but it is reality. The good news is that we never have and never will come up against something beyond God’s control. And again, please note: our $7.1 million goal hasn’t changed. Going forward we will explore more cost-effective design and construction options that will help us pursue our goals with the resources we have. Throughout this process we’re going to continue to trust God, seek his best for IBC, and follow where he leads. 

Please join us in praying for Irving Bible Church and the Next Up initiative. Pray that God will provide all that we need to move forward in creating new space for transforming kids. Pray that God will lead and guide you in how you can invest in what he’s doing in and through IBC. 

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