Building Addition Updates

We are excited about our upcoming building expansion!  This 6000 sq. ft. expansion will allow us to dedicate our existing education space for a secure children’s area, expand our foyer, add improved office, youth and adult education space.  Here is some basic information about the project so you can pray and give as the Lord leads you.


March 21: Coordination meeting with seven-nine team leaders.  Our church will provide lunch.

***March 27-29:  Home Prayer Meetings for Building Addition and for Easter***

Post-Easter:  Foundation to be prepared

June 19-26:  The Chilton Baptist Builders will send up to 100 or so volunteers!

July/August:  Carpenters for Christ will send volunteers during this month!  So far EIGHT teams have committed to come!  The projected numbers are between 200-240 volunteers.  This is in addition to the Chilton Builders. We’ve been told that volunteers save churches $800-$1100 per person.  If we have 300 plus volunteers, they could save us $300,000 plus!  Praise the Lord for these volunteers!  Here is a schedule of the teams coming this summer.  Please use this as a prayer guide!

7/13-7/17 FBC Ewing, MO

7/13-7/17 FBC Tallahasse, FL

7/13-7/17 FBC Waterloo, IL

7/20-7/23 The Ridge Church Brookville, OH

7/20-7/24 FBC Pinson, AL

7/20-7/24 Faith Church, Auburn, MA

7/26-8/1 N. West Coast Builders Panama City, FL

726-8/1 N. Jefferson Baptist Association Mt. Olive, AL


  • Estimated cost of project:  $1,000,000 (this will be adjusted)
  • Estimated savings by volunteers teams:  $300,000
  • Balance of estimated cost for the church $700,000
  • Church budget and Building Fund gifts to date: $126,076.26
  • Architect Expenses to Date:  $63,482.00
  • Construction Expenses to Date:  $0.00
  • Building Fund Balance to Date: $62,594.26
  • Construction Loan Balance: $0.00
  • Building gifts can be made to
  • Building gifts can also be mailed to Fruitland Community Church, 6040 Hwy 61, Jackson, MO 63755

Tools Needed for the week of Chilton Builders:

  • 4/ 8’ step ladders
  • 4/6’ step ladders
  • 2/ 14’ heavy duty extension ladders
  • 2 sets of 8’ tall baker scaffolds
  • 3 sets of 6’ tall baker scaffolds
  • 2/ 20’ aluminum scaffold boards
  • 12 sets of 4’ or 5’ brick mason type scaffolds with cross pieces not the one with the wall they open style
  • 24 braces for these scaffolds & 8 casters for these with 6 aluminum clip on scaffold boards
  • All terrain lull for exterior
  • Scissor lift for interior work—- trusses, electrical etc

Prayer Requests for the Building:

  1. Pray for the finances of this project
  2. Pray for wisdom for final design decisions
  3. Pray for volunteers to be raised up for “The Chilton Baptist Builders” and the “Carpenters for Christ.”
  4. Pray for coordination of volunteers and materials
  5. Pray for safe and travel and safety on-site for our volunteers

As the Chilton Builders have taught us to say:  “God is Able!!”


Pastor Mike