Master Plan

Master Plan

We are so thankful for your interest in our Campus Master Plan!

Below you can read updates, see the Elders’ goals for the campus and click on the link to donate.

Click below to view the 12/21 Master Plan presentation video.



The flooring and counters have gone in the toddler room.  We are waiting for the windows to be delivered next month and anticipate moving the children in to their new room by the end of May.

A few sound component delays from overseas have slowed the upper adult space down from completion but we were told this week that they hope to have most of the pieces in by the end of April to be installed in May. The room is almost done!

Our team has worked hard this month to iron out issues with the architect and construction crew related to the air conditioning unit in the Nursery and our hope is work will finally resume.  We should have an updated timeline from the general contractor soon.

3/2023: Work is coming along! Demo is finished, stucco is done and lighting is next in the nursery and mothers’ rooms.

1/30/23: Demolition began on the Mothers’ Room, Nursery and Adult Education space upstairs! We anticipate completion by May of this year.

11/5/22: MP Team visits Grace Community Church to view their facilities and talk to their contractor. We are continuing to get bids from contractors so we can start the children’s rooms soon!

8/31/22: Children are moving to their new rooms, and we are waiting for the contractor to give us a start date!

8/2/22: 2nd round of changes to the Courtyard plans submitted to the City.

7/17/22: Final City approval secured for the Nursery and Mothers’ Room renovation! Final bid should be coming from contractor soon with a start date for demo this summer!

7/6/22: 2nd round of changes to the Mothers’ Room and Nursery were submitted to the City. Courtyard plans were submitted last week to the City.

6/8/22: Courtyard plans completed; Donations surpass $340,000!

5/24/22: City’s requested changes to the plans for Mothers’ and Nursery submitted to the City

5/8/22: Master Plan donations surpass $310,000!

4/26/22: Plans for Mothers’ Room and Nursery submitted to the City of San Gabriel

2/7/22: Master Plan donations surpass $250,000!

12/5/21: Master Plan Kick-off! Special All-Church Sunday school, architect boards on display and Q & A with Pastor Steve

6/25/21: Master Plan drawings are shared with the congregation during special Sunday School

9/2019: Current Master Plan Team is formed

The following are the Church’s goals for the Master Plan:

The SGCC/CS campus is not our legacy but should reflect our core conviction that everything we do is to make the glory of God known. 

The buildings should be beautiful, simple, clean and inviting. 

There should be as much green space incorporated into the design as possible.  It should be the most calm, beautiful, inviting place in the community to visit.

Signs should clearly direct visitors where to go.  They need to be flexible enough to be clear during the week for school families, during the week for special church activities, and for those coming on a Sunday morning.

Everything on the campus should have a home and should be in its home. 

We should find an appropriate way to display appropriate art that when seen moves the heart toward worship, serves as reminders of God’s character and points people to the glory of the gospel and the grace of good on display in the gifts he has granted to those he has created. 

Interior Spaces

Create adult ground level and elevator accessible space that is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Bible Institute and Adult SS classes. This would include things such as sound, projection, food prep (snacks and coffee) areas, storage, adjustable lighting for video projection, etc.  Should also be easily accessible for future community outreach activities such as ESL classes.

Create office space that meets the needs of the entire ministry.  More pastoral offices and more space for interns. 

We need designated children’s ministry space to accommodate children from birth – 6th grade.  In general it needs to be safe, clean, welcoming and designed for children.

A space that is a designated “lounge”.  A place where you could meet and welcome church visitors, host small receptions, have a small group meeting, etc.  – inviting, comfortable.

Exterior Space

The Courtyard should be a creative green space that is designed with some flexibility to accommodate smaller groups (parents meeting, parent/teacher conf., teacher lunches, small group lunches for youth, SS lunches, a place to bring your coffee up from the café, etc).  It should also be flexible enough to provide a venue for larger gatherings such as wedding receptions or post-school graduation events.

A place where SS classes / small groups, school classes could gather for various kinds of meetings…shaded, good seating…versatile. 

Master Plan Construction (order approximate):

*** Budget $2.5 million for all phases***

Phase 1:

(1a) Current Early Childhood converted to Nursery; Current Nursery converted to Mothers’ Room

Phase 2:

(2a) Creating accessible Adult Classroom spaces/multi- purpose rooms; Build Elevator;

(2b) Gym reface

Phase 3:

(3a) New pastor offices and conference room

(3b) SGCS classrooms



Courtyard looking to Stewart Lounge


Michele Saucy with any questions