Planning for the Future
Rolesville Baptist Church is situated in the center of one of the fastest growing areas in Wake County. This is an exciting, but challenging time for us as we strive to meet the facility needs generated by the growth of our ministries and the growth in our membership.
- A Facilities and Space Planning Committee was formed by the Board of Deacons in 2006 to complete a comprehensive study of the long and short-term needs of our church. With focus on fulfilling the RBC mission, the committee considered current space needs, evaluated the demographic data for our community-including projected growth in population, and consulted with church space planners to determine what today's congregations want in a church facility.
- The committee developed a Master Plan that addressed intermediate and long-term needs of both our church family and a growing community. Throughout this process, we received assistance and guidance from the Raleigh Baptist Association and NC Baptist State Convention.
- The Master Plan had two phases. The first included renovation and remodeling of existing educational space in 2011. This has been completed and paid for through donations.
- Phase two calls for the construction of a new building that will include a 750-seat sanctuary, additional education space, accessible offices for pastor and staff, and updated accessible space for the music program. An architect was hired to draw plans for this building and integrate it into the RBC campus.
- With plans approved and a projected cost estimate of $4 to $4.5 million, the Finance Committee felt that it was important to raise a substantial percentage of the projected cost before beginning construction. A Finance Subcommittee was tasked with developing a plan to fund the project. It was decided that a capital campaign with the goal of raising 40% of the total was the best plan of action for our church. RBC members agreed with this plan and in 2012 voted to proceed.
- The Growing Together capital campaign began April 2013. Our goal is to raise $1.8 million over the next three years. Once this goal is met, construction will begin and the church will secure a mortgage for the remaining cost of the project.