Construction at The Sanctuary began on September 7, 2012. After three long years of careful planning and permit application, the construction crews arrived on site. Huge earth movers began crawling through the landscape, excavating for the new road into the property, building site elevations and parking areas. The new road construction also opened the door for other infrastructure work to begin.
With excavation underway, Andrew anticipates that the first phase of the project, including Charis Bible College's first building, The Barn, will be complete within the next 14 to 16 months. The Barn will be the primary classroom portion of the Sanctuary facilities and will include 23 classrooms, two auditoriums (with a maximum seating capacity of 2,400) and a large industrial kitchen.
Here are several images of the progress: