The Elevate Team, along with the Administrative Council and Finance Team, make the following recommendation:

We recommend that South Haven enters into a three-year giving campaign, beginning on August 28, 2022, called “Elevate Our Future,” to raise $650,000 for the following needs:

Worship Center, South Entrance, Next Generation, Hospitality Room, and Parking Lot.

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

WORSHIP CENTER

We have a great place to worship on Sundays! However, the Worship Center has not been refreshed since it was built in 2006. Over the last few years, we have upgraded some audio/video components and all the lighting – these were greatly needed. Now it is time to look at the rest of the space and bring a fresh look to it as well. The recommendation is to bring a more modern look to the room through fresh paint, new seating, flooring, and audio.

NEXT GENERATION

Generation Z, those born after 2002, will make up almost thirty-seven percent (37%) of the population in our area in the next four years. This is a crucial time for South Haven to create atmospheres for this generation. Though improvements have been made to the Children and Student Ministry spaces over the last few years, there are still some projects that need to be completed. Included in the Next Generation improvement will be the completion of the KIDS Playground.

SOUTH ENTRANCE

This is one of the most used entrances at the church. Not only on Sunday morning but about ninety-five percent (95%) of weekday traffic comes through that entrance. We were able to make great improvements to the inside in 2020, but the outside did not get completed. This entrance is the first one you see when going north toward the church and definitely needs to be inviting.