Raleigh North Christian Center (RNCC) is a non-denominational Christian church that exists to reach local and global communities with the personal love of Jesus Christ. Additionally, RNCC has a heart for missions and partners with local ministries and churches worldwide. Located in northeast Raleigh, RNCC’s current facility is limiting their ability to meet growing congregation and community needs. In 2020, RNCC partnered with Ministry Solutions to create a vision for the next level ministry center. The new design will support the future growth requirements of the ministry, support local and global outreach ministries and while remaining affordable.
To begin, the Ministry Solutions’ team took the RNCC leadership team through the Clear Path Forward process. This brought RNCC leaders together cross-functionally, allowing the Ministry Solutions’ team to understand department head responsibilities, leadership structure, and desires for the new building design. The leadership team went through infinity exercises to develop the programming needs for their new facility. These exercises allowed the Ministry Solutions’ team to identify the requirements for taking these programs to the next level. Each leader gave input on the current loves and dislikes of their building, and their hopes for the future building. Our in-house architectural wizard, Dave Benham, took the information gleaned from Clear Path Forward and created a layout design programmed to meet RNCC’s current and future needs.
In tandem with the design of the new building, the Ministry Solutions’ Financial Advisory team performed a detailed analysis of RNCC’s financial history to define affordability. Next, the team developed a comprehensive financial plan for RNCC that established construction loan requirements, defined a process for selling the existing facility and identified a fundraising target.
Ministry Solutions and RNCC are currently wrapping up the design phase of this project and are targeting August to break ground! On their website, RNCC has a section for Project 5009 where you can find details about the project. Ministry Solutions is ecstatic to continue to work through this project with RNCC and are even more excited to see our friends continue to make an impact for the Kingdom from a home that fits their needs perfectly.
This church, under the leadership of the two incredible pastors Dr. Jeff Chapman and First Lady Sandie Chapman, has grown to a congregation of several thousand people, still meeting in a 20k SF facility with inadequate parking and minimal family ministry space.
Raleigh North Christian Center (RNCC) had moved down the road on a design prior to hiring Ministry Solutions, but in March of 2020, the church called up the Ministry Solutions' team and asked the question, “are we building the right thing?” Ministry Solutions conducted a Clear Path Forward for the church, which ultimately saved RNCC several million dollars in the design of the building. This new design added needed seating, parking, square footage, and provided a way forward for the building to be a hub in its community.
Despite this last year's challenges of Covid uncertainty, fluctuation in the cost of materials, the difficulty of raising money from not meeting in person, and the perception of an uncertain lending market, we are excited to share that RNCC has broken ground on their new home! Not only that, but as a testament to their leadership and the hard work of the Ministry Solutions team, they hit their project budget, raised the necessary money, and had five different banks competing to win their business.
We love seeing the good guys win, and we can’t put into words just how overjoyed to be a part of this win for Raleigh North Christian Center.