A: The whole heart of Act2Thrive is to reach and connect this group of people.In the plan there are several initiatives.Pastor Craig speaks of them in the Act2Thrive video.They include: Family Partnerships, Community Fun Nights, 7 day a week Café’ & Community Center, Neighborhood Ambassadors, dynamic indoor playground and children’s and youth space.All of these and more have the intention of invading the life of those not interested and becoming an irresistible place to come.Of course, our personal invitation and engagement with people in the community will always be the best.
A: Yes. As the design of this space begins, we would want to include perspectives from this population so that the playground is useable for all.Some great ideas have emerged in how we can have and maintain an up-to-date, exciting indoor playground space the community will want to come to.We will be exploring these more as Act2Thrive moves forward.
A: Many new initiatives are already in place and new ones are emerging.We currently only have two entrances unlocked on Sunday morning and these are under watch of hospitality teams.There is also a security team on Sundays who make rounds in the parking lot and throughout the building. Children are checked in on Sundays and must be picked up with the same system.We also have security cameras in the building and in the parking lots.Exterior lighting has been increased. Processes are continuing to be reviewed and improved upon.Encouragement is given to all of us to be aware of our surroundings.During the week, there are no unlocked doors.A person entering must come and check in at the main entry. In the new/renovated facility, there will not be the ability to walk down hallways without checking in.
A: The Building Team and Congregational Council will be working with the architect and builder to control the cost of the project from the beginning as the engineered drawings take place.At this time decisions will be made as to what changes need to take place to meet our budget.If there are major changes that need to be made in the scope of the project, these will be sharedwith the congregation.We will also seek to continue to increase our capital resource for the project as new people connect with the ministry.It is our prayer that through our generous giving we far exceed our project goal and move forward with excellence.Read Exodus 36:2-7.
A: You can tax efficiently transfer stock to CtK as part of your Act2Thrive pledge. By transferring shares of stock to CtK, you will eliminate paying taxes from selling the stock, because we are a charitable organization. As a 501c3, CtK is not required to pay taxes when we sell the stock, which we will do upon settlement of stock transfers. Please contact Denise@CtKCharlotte.org for the brokerage account number or additional information.