A brief history of Seabreeze locations and campus projects
In 2018, we began to work to edit and finalize the master plan for the Seabreeze campus. We received input from the people of Seabreeze, architects, and builders to determine the best approach. Based on the input, we determined to finish the campus in three phases:
In the fall of 2020, we launched a capital campaign called Next Move to raise $2.5 million to fund Phase 1. The people of Seabreeze went well above the $2.5 million and committed to give $3.7 million! This enabled us to begin Phase 2 and renovate half of the old Kids Building for a Student Ministry auditorium and hangout space.
Simply put, waiting increases costs. We have contractors ready to move, and we have shown our ability to save costs by managing renovation projects like this in-house. If we choose to pause, it will likely be more expensive if we return to it later.
A second reason to build church offices now is staff and volunteer productivity. Seabreeze has 18 full and part-time staff members. The current office space is very limited. Most pastors set up temporary desks in an open room each week. In the short and long run, Seabreeze would greatly benefit from the increased productivity and camaraderie of the staff in one location.
In addition to staff, volunteers work in the office weekly. There are many teams during the week that come to help with various aspects of the ministry of the church. These offices would provide space for those individuals and teams to work. The church's work is highly relational, so having private and open spaces to work from on the Seabreeze campus would be a great benefit.
Most of us have a sense of what we can give beyond our current, regular level of giving. This number likely comes to mind quickly. This is a great starting point for prayerful consideration of how you will give.
This involves searching your heart and budget for ways to use your money for something different than what you planned.
What would it look like if your commitment caused you to rely on God in a greater capacity? This question focuses on faith and positions you to experience God's faithfulness in new ways.
Cash or Check - You can place your gifts in the offering on Sunday mornings or drop the gift in the mail during the week. Make checks out to Seabreeze Church and write “NextMove2.0” in the memo line.
Online - CLICK HERE to give one-time or set up recurring giving. Select "NextMove 2.0" from the fund options. You can also set up "Bill Pay" through your online banking. Make sure to put "NextMove 2.0" in the memo line.
Stock Transfer - These tax-deductible gifts are donated directly from your account to a brokerage account set up by Seabreeze. We sell the stock and use the proceeds to fund the Next Move 2.0 campaign. Contact our Administrative Pastor, Tudor Marici to set this up: .
Other - You might have annuities, IRAs, land, or other valuable assets to contribute to this campaign. Contact Tudor Marici for these types of contributions.
No. We have a strong conviction to not go into more debt. The only debt we currently have is the commercial loan for the property. In 2021, we secured a 15-year loan with a fixed interest rate of 3.5%. This means the Seabreeze campus will be completely paid off in 2036. Taking out a loan to fund the church office renovation project would require refinancing our entire debt at today's interest rates, which is not a wise option. It is a possibility that we not move forward if we do not raise the necessary funds.
The $750,000 will complete Phase 2, but Phase 3 is still in the future. If more money is raised, we would consider beginning projects in Phase 3 – permanent restrooms, updated outdoor play area, redesigned patio, improved outdoor kitchen, etc.
There is no Phase 4, so the campus is complete once Phase 3 is done. There is no looming campaign that we are planning. However, we hope to have financial campaigns in the future because that means God is working among us. The mission of God will continue, and it requires our time and resources.
The renovation cost for church offices is estimated at $750,000. We plan to source those funds 100% from the NextMove2.0 capital campaign.
We hope to start construction this fall. It will likely last about six months. If everything goes to plan, we will be in the new church offices by the summer of 2024.
We have designed the offices with future growth in mind. There are twelve private offices, most of which are big enough for two people if needed. There is open office space that could fit up to nine workstations. In addition to offices, there is a printer/work room, an entry lobby, a collaboration/break area, a conference room large enough to fit up to forty people in rows, and a small storage space facing the courts (intended to be used primarily for Upward basketball/sports storage). See the "What Are The Plans?" video above for a walk-through of the project renderings.
Commitment Sunday is October 1st. On that day, we are asking everyone to let us know what they plan to contribute to NextMove2.0. You can give a one-time gift any time before the end of 2023. Your one-year commitment will begin in 2024 and can be given at a frequency that works for you.
NextMove2.0 is over and above regular giving. We ask that your commitment be in addition to what you already give to Seabreeze.
Yes. None of us know what God has planned for us in the future. He may bless us financially beyond our imagination or take us through trials that challenge our resources.
Email Pastor Lance and he will help answer your questions: .