Building a Haven for the Community: FAQ
What is the “Master Plan”?
The Master Plan is a 5-year vision God has laid on our hearts to build a haven for the community of Glendale, Arizona, and beyond. It is our prayer that through our church, people will come to know and grow in Jesus through a welcoming environment, a space for our young people, incorporation of athletics, and consistent outreach.
Where can I read more about the Master Plan?
By partnering with DeBartolo Architects, we have been able to develop the Master Plan, a project document summarizing our vision. You can learn more about how we are building a haven for the community by reading our project summary linked above.
What is the first phase of the Master Plan?
Our goal for Phase 1 of the Master Plan includes two elements to be built simultaneously:
A plaza to make a more welcoming entry into our sanctuary. Our hope is that this plaza will provide a place for people to congregate before and after our church services for fellowship, as well as enjoy a shaded space on the way to other campus activities during the week.
A gymnasium that we hope to use as a sports ministry opportunity for allowing unchurched people a non-threatening place to come and discover who we are, and more importantly, who Jesus is! The gymnasium will also allow the campus space for non-athletic events and activities.
What is the timing, and what are the next steps?
We will begin working with the City of Glendale on the permitting process over the next several months. We hope to break ground on the plaza and gymnasium by November 2021. God willing, Phase 1 will be complete at the end of 2022.
Does part of my tithe go to the Church Building Fund?
No, we are taking up a separate offering for the Church Building Fund. We believe that God has led us to step out in faith and trust that He will provide for what He has called us to do, above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings.
How can I be a part of the Master Plan and building a haven for the community?
Join us by praying—we would love for you to partner with us in prayer as we seek Christ’s will in all that we do through the planning, development, and construction phases of this project. If you feel led to contribute financially, please visit our website: havenaz.org/give and select the drop down menu for “Master Plan Building Fund.”
What if I have more questions about this project? Who can I talk to?
If you would like to learn more, please reach out to us!