Faith makes expansion a reality
By Traci Chapman
Mustang Church of the Nazarene members say they always had faith their church would expand.
That expansion is about to become a reality.
On Sunday, members of the Nazarene family and city officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 12,000-square-foot addition to the church’s current worship center. The new space will house six classrooms, a youth fellowship area and a small worship center which will seat about 100 people, Pastor Terry Armstrong said. An office complex for Armstrong and his staff will also be incorporated into the addition, and current administrative space will be converted into a small adult fellowship area.
“We knew we needed to invest in reaching children and teens as well as families with children and teens,” he said.
The expansion was about four years in the making, Armstrong said. The church’s project manager estimated the building would take about nine months to complete, he said.
Changes will also be made to the church’s exterior, with a new pavilion and walking track slated for the west side of the property. The one-half-mile walking track will surround the park, and the 40-by-50-foot pavilion will be available for outdoor weddings, concerts, family reunions and other activities, Armstrong said. A second playground has already been added to the Nazarene property, completed late last year.
Sunday’s groundbreaking was attended by Mayor Jay Adams as well as Councilmen Matthew Taylor and Terry Jones. As church board members, city officials and several children took turns turning over shovels of dirt to mark the start of the project, Adams said the expansion showed the best of Mustang and its future.
“We all know we’re growing and we have so many positive things going on here,” the mayor said. “This is a great start to the new year in Mustang.”