That our General Contractor (Horst) will present an updated GMP that does not negatively impact the construction of the new classroom building.
For mortgage underwriting to proceed to a favorable conclusion as soon as we get the updated GMP.
Pray for good weather to allow site work to develop as soon as possible.
Pray that our 4-year operational forecast of the church and schools will be well-received by S&T Bank and that our loan will be approved with good terms.
As the school year continues, please pray for the staff and students in the Academy and Preschool for health and safety.
That God would stir the hearts of Academy parents and alumni to join our campaign.
As a church, we have been praying that our congregation would grow. The Lord has presented an opportunity to us this fall as the Academy enrollment has grown significantly and many of these new families are seeking the Lord and a church. May we continue to trust the Lord to show these families love through the school ministries and let Him provide our needs to break ground for this new classroom building.
For health and safety for all our congregation, students, parents, and teachers during this pandemic
Wisdom to know what changes to make to have the project cost more in line with our budget.
That we would be good witnesses while advocating for a reasonable resolution regarding the Park Road sidewalk issue.
As we move forward with critical decisions, pray that Windsor will construct the building that the Lord wants and not labor in vain in any of our own aspirations.
Wisdom to lock in mortgage terms at a favorable time.
Fundraising efforts within the Academy community.
Pray for guidance in selecting people with the gifts and skill sets to serve on sub-committees of the Building Committee.
God to stir our congregation to glorify God by building a community of faith through prayer, evangelism, and making disciples.
God to provide us with $3 million to build the new building so we can build a community of faith.
Prepare the growing community to receive Christ and become committed disciples
Unite the Church, Preschool, and Academy in ministry and in this building project
Provide the building committee with wisdom, time, and knowledge so the project meets ministry, budget, and timing objectives
Prepare all the people who will affect the project, including government officials, architects, engineers, and contractors
Protect the work from being stalled by opposition or mistakes
God to grant us favor with Upper Uwchlan Twp. supervisors and officials
Plan and execute a stewardship campaign to raise sufficient funds
Complete the work for the 2019-20 school year
Incite people to help the building committee
Building up our faith in Him as He leads us through this process
Glorify Himself when others see the work of His people
May 2021 – Praise God that we received all Upper Uwchlan Township approvals and permits to begin site work.
March 2021 – Increased enrollment at both schools means that Windsor’s cash flow position is exceeding forecast, which is a favorable sign for our mortgage approval.
December 2020 – Approval of final land development plans by Upper Uwchlan Township Supervisors.
December 2020 – Over $280,000 was raised in November and December with contributions and effort from the Academy community.
November 2020 – Windsor Wild Turkey 5K was a huge success! The event was sold out and raised over $14,000 for our building fund.
October 2020 – The congregation approved the classroom building project in 2 stages: site development and building construction.
September 2020 – The GMP was reduced by $90K
September 2020 – The presentation to Academy families and alumni went well
August 2020 – During the August 25th site meeting, all parties agreed that the new playground can be developed on its new location without creating an interim temporary playground. A praise in both logistics and cost reduction!
July 2020 – Pastor Ben has officially been called as lead pastor of Windsor Baptist Church.
July 2020 – We were able to have our meeting with the congregation to present all of the current information on this project, preparing us for a congregational vote on next steps.
April 2020 – The 90% detail drawings have been completed despite the current shelter-in-place situation.
March 2020 – Design work is continuing despite the coronavirus shelter in place rules. God is still accomplishing His purposes.
March 2020 – The most recent building plan revisions knocked the estimate down by $500k.
February 2020 – Bruce Eberwein joining our committee to lead and organize our prayer efforts for this project.
January 2020 – Township approval on the proposed building exterior and facades.
January 2020 – God using this project to bring the schools and church into a closer working relationship as evidenced by the shoe drive and meaningful student-led night of prayer.
December 2019 – The number of people participating in this project is increasing as
we make more decisions. This willingness is a praise and it’s encouraging to see the teamwork between the church and schools.
December 2019 – Our working relationship with the township continues to be collaborative.
November 2019 – The favorable decisions granted by the Township Planning Commission and Township Officials this month regarding our preliminary land development plan with most requested waivers.
October 2019 – A favorable meeting with the township planning commission.
September 2019 – God granted us grace with the township when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved our conditional use request.
July 2019 – The General Contractor selection subcommittee unanimously selected Horst Construction as the GC for our building project. Praise God for His wisdom and discernment during this selection process!
June 2019 – Over 30 people, not counting the group of prayer warriors praying at church, reached out to our community with the Gospel, the love of Christ, and an invitation to worship with us during the June 15th Upper Uwchland Block Party. Windsor Baptist Church and Schools made an impression on our community; we were the only church who participated in this outreach.
May 2019 – Momentum has been increasing in building a community of faith. Visitors are coming each Sunday and several expressed interest in learning more about the Lord and our church.
May 2019 – Opportunities to reach our community have grown, especially through the closing programs of our preschool.
March 2019 – The Commitment to Prayer emphasis has been launched. 49 people have committed to pray for God to build a community of faith at Windsor.
March 2019 – The Uwchland Township Planning Commission has given approval to take the next step in our plan to build a new facility.
December 2018 – God granted us favor when we met with Upper Uwchlan Township’s Planning Commission on December 13. We achieved our goal of getting feedback before formally applying for a development permit.
December 2018 – God moved people in the church and schools to respond generously to Pastor’s end-of-year appeal letter.
December 2018 – Throughout Advent, worship services exalted the name of Jesus Christ, with many visitors in attendance, especially on Christmas Eve. Thank you choir and musicians, Jean Chaya and the music committee.
December 2018 – The shoebox outreach, 3 services at Abraxas, and several “standing room only” programs and chapels by the Preschool and Academy proclaimed the Gospel in word and deed to many, many people.
December 2018 – The December Concert of Prayer, Mid-week prayer meetings, and special prayer times throughout December made all the difference in our observance of Advent and Christmas.
November 2018 – We thank God for His provisions. The Lord continues to stir the hearts of the congregation to give sacrificially. The building fund continues to grow while still meeting the operational needs of all church ministries.
November 2018 – We thank God for how He is working in and through the building committee. We are making good progress in our task of stewarding the building project. There is unity and much excitement as the committee fulfills its duties.
November 2018 – We thank God for blessing our Thanksgiving Eve Service. Not only did we celebrate our 185th anniversary, but the music and encouraging testimonies lifted everyone’s spirits. Phil Marks’ powerful message challenged us to be involved in building the community of faith through this new facility.
July 2018 – Showing us His will by providing the initial $500K
September 2018 – Raising up a building committee to oversee the work
July 2018 – Providing a very competent, experienced Christian architect
God has granted the building committee with clear direction and wisdom
Thanks be to God for the progress that has been made regarding the new building.
Please join us for organized prayer times to petition the Lord for favor for a community of faith and for building the new building: