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It’s Back On! First service in New Building is May 22nd

We’re not kidding. This has been a roller-coaster but we have found an alternative light solution that will allow us to have our first worship services in the new building on Sunday, May 22nd.

Please note these important changes to our event schedule:

1. We will be having the Move-in Work Day tomorrow, 5/14 at 8am. Sadly, the event was deleted from The City, but if you were planning on coming and bringing something, please do. We will have plenty of work to do.

2. We will be having our Volunteer Training Night on Wednesday, 5/18 from 6:30-8:00pm. If you volunteer on Sundays in any capacity, please do whatever you can to come. We will have childcare.

3. We will not be doing a BBQ/Open House prior to moving in. We’ll try to do something soon after, but considering the whirlwind, we had to prioritize.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for your understanding and support during this exciting time!

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March 14th Construction Update (New Photos!)

After a couple of weeks of slow-down waiting for door frames, the work at 8743 E Pecos Rd is hopping again. Most noticeably, we’re starting to see pieces of the OSB wood get installed. It’s a fairly involved process of sanding, staining, and finishing, but the finished product looks great.

Here are some of the latest photos:

New drywall 'boxes' around the main entrances to The Box

Portions of the OSB going up (not finished)

In The Box with portions of the exterior wall covered in OSB

Down the classroom hallway. Drywall and door/window frames are in.

Wall tile in bathroom (with cool design / layout)

Office space with window into break room




February 23rd Construction Update (New Photos!)

Well, we’ve hit our first construction delay since the project began (some door frames coming in later than expected), but there’s still significant progress since the last update and the delay shouldn’t impact our April opening. You’ll notice that much of the drywall is up, the ceiling is painted out black, and the skylights are in. There’s also a lot of wiring work complete that you can’t really see. Once the door frames come in, things will pick up quickly again.

We’re still praying that we can get in a few weeks before Easter and we’re praying that God uses us to reach many people for Jesus.

In other good news, our Beyond campaign is almost half way to goal in terms of actual giving and continues to come in strong.

Check out the latest photos below:

From the front entrance. Notice the hanging drywall over the refreshment sink area (on the right), the wiring for welcome screens, and the skylights.

A view from the back of "The Box"

A different angle from the back of "The Box," including the sound/tech booth.

The check-in counter (missing the counter)

Looking back towards the main entrance, the restrooms and a tables/chairs storage area.

A view of the admin space, including the framing for the workspace (copier, paper-cutter, etc)

One of the classrooms

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February 1 Construction Update (New Photos!)

It amazes me how fast things change over at 8743 E Pecos Rd for our new building. I’m told that the changes will soon be less noticeable as greater details begin to be worked on, but now I’m surprised each new time I visit. Below are the latest pictures.

Also, giving for the Beyond Campaign continues to be strong — we’re almost half way to our $500,000 when it comes to actual giving and, as of today, we have 11 months left. Thanks for your prayers and generosity!

Please continue to pray that the glory and fame of Jesus — not our own — would be the driver behind this step. We want people to meet Jesus, disciples to be formed, leaders to be released and churches to be planted. This is a key step on that journey.

Here are the latest photos (click to enlarge):

A/C ventilation pipes now installed in The Box

Frame for drywall video screens in The Box

View down the classroom hallway. Insulation now installed.

One of the classrooms

Door frames for entrance into The Box

View from the main entrance -- Insulation now in the walls

Office/Admin space being drywalled




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January 20 Construction Update (New Photos!)

The progress on 8743 E Pecos Rd and the Beyond Campaign continues to be significant and exciting. Every time I go over there, more has changed. As of yesterday, all of the ‘walls’ of the interior are up (at least in metal stud form). It makes it where you can really get a solid feel for how big certain spaces are and how the flow of the building will be.

Additionally, drywall has gone up in a number of places and most of the duct work is complete.

In the pictures below you’ll see a look at the admin space (drywalled), the view from the front door (note the 80′ wall on the left), a couple of looks inside ‘The Box,’ a view down the classroom hallway, and a view of the kids check-in area.

Please keep praying that God would use this space, and us as his people, to extend his gospel to as many people as possible!

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January 6 Construction Update (New Photos!)

Work continues to progress on 8743 E Pecos and the Beyond project, as more wall frames have gone up, much of the HVAC ducts are getting installed, and a few skylights have been punched in the ceiling. It is very cool to see the space change each week!

Also, having the work take place indoors allows us to keep going even when there’s inclement weather (though the fierce wind last week beat the heck out of our “Future Home of Second Mile” sign).

Soon many people will be gathering here to exalt the name of Jesus!

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Construction Update (New Photos!)

After months of planning, praying, and all kinds of other work, the building at 8743 E Pecos Rd is now under construction. It’s an empty shell that we are building out as a space for worship, hosting community events, and proclaiming the good news of Jesus to all who enter.

You can see that the framing for the interior walls is starting to go up, and you’ll also see a picture of the interior black ceiling lining that will provide sound absorption in The Box (for a look at the design of the space, click here).

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BEYOND Update: Construction Starts Today!

We are excited to announce that construction begins today on the new facility at 8743 E Pecos Rd! The existing shell is already there, so this buildout project is anticipated to conclude in time for Easter 2011. For photos of the facility and some architectural drawings, click here.

We will be taking regular pictures of the facility and updating them here on the blog.

Please be praying that the work would go smoothly, that the contractor would do an excellent job, and that communication between all the various parties would flow naturally.

Above all, be praying that God would be preparing a harvest in our community of people whose lives need to be transformed by the gospel and be praying that God would be preparing us to serve and bless.

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Moving to Perry High School April 5

Well, after a few months of meeting for Sunday Worship Gatherings at the ASU Poly Student Union, we’ll be moving to the Perry High School Auditorium beginning April 5th (the week before Easter). This is an exciting change because it gives us the opportunity to reach into a new community with the gospel, provides space to grow into the future, and will make our Sunday ministry environment even more flexible for creativity and celebration.

How can you help? Glad you asked…

  1. Invite a friend to join us for Easter. Our hope is that the timing of this move will help us maximize Easter and we’d love you to be part of it.
  2. Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 6pm for a setup run-through. We’ll need help on our setup and teardown teams, so come learn what’s involved.
  3. Join a Volunteer Ministry Team in another area. As we grow and develop, more opportunities to serve and grow will surface. If you call Second Mile home, you need to be part of this.

UPDATE: I’ve had a few requests for the address. It’s 1919 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, 85297 — but neither MapQuest or Google Maps have the address correct. Below is a map with a more accurate view of where it’s located.