6445-909-Carrickmacross Evangelism/Ministry/Training Center
In 2009 – after 15 years in barely adequate rented facilities – God miraculously provided the Baptist mission church in Carrickmacross, Ireland, with its first property to serve as a base in the community for Christian worship, evangelistic outreach, ministry and training. Shortly afterwards “Woodlands Christian Center” was completely renovated and expanded through the hard work and financial sacrifice of church members – and with significant help from this fund’s donors.
Funding is still needed to complete the approved building plans by erecting a much larger worship area. Unfortunately, if it is not possible to erect at least the shell of this major addition before the end of 2018, the current building permit will expire and renewing it will involve much more costly restrictions and requirements.
We believe that God means for the expansion of this facility to enable the believers in Carrickmacross to better reach out to lost and hurting people in the northeastern part of the Republic of Ireland and to more effectively make and equip disciples for Jesus.
The young congregation is eager to advance Christ’s Kingdom by being an evangelistic and caring presence in this Irish population hub. Members have given very generously and sacrificially and worked tirelessly to purchase and completely transform this property for God’s use. Now additional funds are urgently needed for the addition of a 175-seat worship area in order to provide space for the church family to continue to grow and to expand the usefulness of this facility for evangelistic outreach, corporate worship and a variety of ministries to the community and the local body of Christ. Please consider how you can help to bring about the realization of this vision.
Needed to complete Woodlands Christian Center (home of Carrickmacross Baptist Church)
Here is a rough breakdown of the projected costs for the needed church expansion:
• Stage 1 – Foundations – Nearly complete. About $6,000 to finish.
• Stage 2 – Shell of the new building – Hoping to be completed before the end of 2018 when the building permit expires! Price estimate: $130,000
• Stage 3 – Auditorium – Transform bare hall into the main meeting room. Price estimate: $65,000
• Stage 4 - Audio equipment. Budget not yet estimated.
• Stage 5 - Toilets, fireplace chimney and parking lot paving. Price estimate: $43,000