Summer = Progress!

Summer = Progress!  It’s a cool 95° in Charlotte, North Carolina this summer, and our construction team has been hard at work constructing the Student Center and CCS gym!  Significant progress has taken place since our last post in April:  – Zinc panels have been installed on the outside – Gym lights have been hung…

Wiring, Water and Windows…

  As we’ve transitioned from winter to spring, work on the Student Discipleship Center and Gym has shifted heavily inside. Here what’s been happening:   •    Fire-proofing and sound-proofing have been sprayed in the auditorium area •    Footers for the wall around the playground area have been poured •    Windows and drywall are being installed…

A Year in Review

February 15, 2016 It has been a year since Cultivate officially launched. Excitement is mounting as construction visibly progresses each day! Thank you for the significant role you continue to play. Today, you’re invited to join us in pausing, reflecting and praising Him for all he has done in the past 12 months. A Year in Review February 2016 Carmel…

Bread and Bricks

January 24, 2017 As we begin 2017, we are grateful to have a front row seat to watch the great thing the Lord IS indeed doing. Here’s a quick update… Bread On Christmas Eve, Jim Hughes was blessed to spend time with the construction team and share how Jesus Christ, the bread of life, was born in…

Abundance of Blessings

December 13, 2016 It has been a month full of blessings, progress and prayer on the construction site! Builder Blessings Carmel Christian kicked off Builder Blessings — an intentional effort to encourage the construction crews as they work on the Carmel campus and a unique opportunity to serve those whom the Lord has brought TO us! As…

Giving Thanks: Framework & Friendships

November 15, 2016 New Framework  Steel and sparks have dominated the construction site these past weeks! When you drive by the campus, the structure now visibly includes the: •steel framing for the auditorium, gathering space, administrative offices and education wing. •base layer of the roofing for each of the above areas. •concrete (via more early…

Strong Foundations

Our construction site has really transformed in the past 30 days! Dirt has been leveled, plumbing roughed in, conduits for electrical lines put in place and steel beams installed.   On Monday, October 11, the foundation began being laid with the first of five concrete pours consisting of 1.2 million pounds of concrete! Dig this: Did…

A Drive, a Dirt Pile, Bathrooms & Builders

The construction site is abuzz as the foundation and underground plumbing lines for the community space, auditorium and three story education wing of the Student Discipleship Center are being laid. Prep work for the gym is next! The Drive Recently, the dusty dirt road in front of the construction site was paved with a base coat…

Groundbreaking: Thanksgiving and Pouring into Our Sons and Daughters

“…Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters…” -Nehemiah 4:14 On Saturday, August 13, the Carmel Baptist Church and Carmel Christian School families celebrated the Lord’s faithfulness and dedicated His mighty work to prayer both corporately and symbolically through written prayers which were integrated into the foundational fabric of the new…