Ministry Expansion

GOD IS LEADING AND THE GOSPEL IS GAINING GROUND! Our Next engaging all generations is coming soon!

December 2019 Update: We are making good progress on the North Property building.  So far we are on schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2020. As of writing this update the following has been completed or is near  completion: 
  • Site work is completed with the leveling of the land.
  • Huge underground water retention tanks have been buried.  These allow us to use all of the land for the building and parking. The tanks that are still visible on the property will be buried south of the TPC, so we can expand parking around that building.
  • All of the underground plumbing has been installed and inspected.
  • Miles of underground conduit has been laid.
  • The concrete slab has been laid for the Classrooms and Youth Center.
  • The concrete slab for the Lobby and Worship Center is scheduled to be poured.
  • Preparation for parking expansion around the TPC has begun.
  • By mid to late January the exterior walls of the building will start to go up!

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November 2019 Update:  The footers for the new building have been poured.  Footers are concrete slabs that go deep in the ground.  The main structural beams are then anchored to the footers to keep the building stable.  In the next few weeks, the plumbing pipes and the conduit for electrical will be run through the slab floor.  In early December, the concrete slab will be poured, which is when we will put the prayer cards, that were filled out by the congregation, under the Worship Center floor.  
The large tanks for the underground water retention have arrived and they will be installed in the  coming weeks.  This is part of the prep work for the parking lot to be laid at a future date. 


October 2019 Update: After many months of permit and regulation learning curves, the North Building is starting to kick up dust!  This month the foundation will be poured and you have an opportunity to participate.  Prayer cards were eblasted and handed out the past 2 Sundays in all services. We are requesting all prayer cards be returned by October 14 in the collection plate or via email to   These cards will be placed in the concrete floors of the Worship Center.

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7.10.2019 Update: Currently, the plans for the Worship Center are being reviewed by Maricopa County for the second time. After the first review by the County, they had several changes they wanted in the plans, nothing that changes the look or scope of the building. The changes were mainly with building code issues, but each change has a domino effect on the construction drawings. Hopefully, after the second submittal, no more changes will be required and they will issue a building permit. Nothing can happen on the  property until the permit is issued. Please keep the process in your prayers.
On March 10, 2019,  85% of the 227 voters approved moving forward with the Ministry Expansion on the North Property. The new building on the north property will have a contemporary Worship Center, commercial kitchen, additional parking, classrooms, youth center and more. 
This building will enable Risen Savior to continue to reach out to our community with the wonderful news of Jesus! 

Watch the video below to see what is happening with our ministry expansion.


A big Thank You to those who have already pledged to “Our Next Steps…in Engaging all Generations” Capital Campaign. If you have not had your visit yet, don’t hesitate, please contact  our Church Office at 480.895.6782. We want to reach every family to discuss this significant step regarding the Ministry Expansion of Risen Savior.



On July 29, 2018 Pastor Ron Burcham held a Town Hall Meeting for all church members.  Below is a video highlighting the meeting in case you missed it!

Risen Savior Celebrates the Next Step for the Campus Expansion Project

Members of the Church met for a luncheon and congregational meeting on Sunday, July 8 to discuss and ratify the next step for the expansion of its Alma School Road campus. The new building will feature an additional 725-seat Worship Center and multi-purpose building, a state-of-the-art kitchen and outside patio with a front yard area that will support community activities such as; the Novemberfest, the school's Fall Festival, the Church Picnic and more.

 After presenting architectural renderings of the campus expansion project to the congregation at focus meetings last Spring, the Steering Committee began rolling out the three-year Capital Stewardship Campaign, Our Next Step…in Engaging All Generations, to potential donors in June. At the July 8 meeting, the Steering Committee revealed that the first 73 pledges amounted to $2,709,800!

Between now and December, the Capital Stewardship Campaign will be presented through individual visits to answer any questions and to invite your participation in this historic event. At the end of this year, the congregation will meet again for a campaign update and for a second vote that will authorize commencement of construction to begin early in 2019. If ratified, it is anticipated that construction will be completed in 2020.

Contact the church office to schedule your visit 480.895.6782.

Governing Board Unanimously Approved of Capital Campaign!

A detailed Final Report was provided to the Governing Board by our James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. representative, Carl Graber. He stated that “This is the most positive study that he has conducted in his 15+ years of experience”. As a result of the overwhelming support received from the congregation, the Governing Board voted unanimously to move forward with a capital stewardship campaign.

Here is a summary of the results from our Readiness Assessment of the proposed building plans on the north property. 436 individuals, representing 256 families attended Focus Group Meetings. The responses were very positive as the following information indicates. When attendees were asked for financial and volunteer support:

 Financially           215  Yes      10  No       59  Need more information

 Volunteer Time    120  Yes      17  No       91  Need more information

We will continue to keep you informed as more information is available.

December 2017 was the first meeting with the Design Unfocus Groups (DUGs) and architect Kevin Callahan.  The four DUGS are:

·  Worship
·  Adult Ministries
·  Children/Youth Ministries
·  Special Events/Facilities

The DUGs will meet a total of five times by the end of February 2018.  In between each meeting, a cost analysis will take place. When they meet again the group will discuss the costs of what they are requesting for in the building.  Choices will then be made and more ideas/options will be generated.  At the end of the process we should have a good handle on costs and staying within the budget.

Kevin produced a variety of blueprints to show the many building options that are available for the north lot. Some of the choices discussed were; size, location of the building on the lot, along with many design options that will tie in all three buildings and their needs.  The design of the north building will encompass the necessity for a larger worship space but, also the need to have a multi-use building.  The pictures below show some examples of what options were discussed and will provide a frame of reference at future DUG meetings. 

We will continue to send out regular updates, to keep all of you well informed of the progress that is being made at your home church.  Stay tuned…

While we continue on this path, we stop often to listen and to pray. We seek God’s direction, His enabling power and guidance so that His work is done His way.