Small Groups meet at 10AM on Sundays.  Join our Men's group, Women's group, or our Couples' group.  See a greeter to be led to the classrooms.  


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See the Holy Land

We have an amazing opportunity to walk in the same places that Jesus walked and see many of the sites we read about in the Bible! See Pastor Carey for a flyer and to get information. The trip will be June 4-11, 2019.


Q & A from Meetings between FUN club & North Gwinnett Church

These questions are in no particular order; some may be repetitive. We just took questions from the North committee as they came to mind and then discussed with FUN Club, Inc. These are the minutes from the meeting dated November 5, 2018.

If you have any further questions/concerns that are not addressed in this document, please feel free to call Carey and set up a time with him and our North Team to discuss anything. There will also be a time for Q & A on Sunday, Feb. 10 immediately after the service. 678-717-8229.

Would this venture increase the church's liability for accidents or incidents that occur at the FUN facility? No, FUN has and will continue to carry their own liability insurance.

Would the church need to increase their liability insurance due to this venture? No, our insurance covers any members or guest on our property.

Would there be any clause or cause for breaking the lease such as not keeping up the facility, not paying the utilities, etc? Yes, we will include many “exit” clauses in the lease agreement.

Would the church use of the FUN building be limited to just Wednesday evening or all day on Sundays? North would have permission to use the FUN building when they are not using it. For example, on Sundays for more small group space.

Would the FUN board have to approve other dates for the church to use the FUN building besides Wednesday evening and Sundays? We will have to work with their schedule to use their building and FUN would need to work with North to use our building. Most, if not all, would be a matter of calendaring.

Who would be responsible for all the upkeep of the FUN building and land such as mowing grass, fences, cleaning inside and outside of the building, flower beds, etc? FUN would be responsible for 10-20 feet all around the new building. North would continue to keep up the rest of the property as we are doing now.

Would the FUN club pay all the utilities, insurance and taxes on the building and the land? FUN would be responsible for their own utilities. Being a non-profit, they do not pay taxes. Non-profits do pay a storm-water fee each year that is related to the non-porous areas of the property. We will prorate that county fee according to the increased non-porous area the new building will occupy.

Would the church be expected to pay a portion of the utilities and upkeep on a ratio of use basis if we used the building regularly? FUN will be getting their own utility bills for the new building.

Would the FUN club use any part of the church's driveway and/or parking lot? Very few cars come to FUN. The participants are picked up in morning and returned to their homes in the evenings by a FUN van.

If the church's driveway or parking lot is used by the FUN club would they help financially if and when repairs are needed on them? No, our parking lot is used substantially more by North’s ministries and the access required by the cell tower than the FUN Club will put on the asphalt.

Would a clause in the lease be needed to make sure a fence would not be put in place by FUN Club to limit the church's access to their building? The property is still North’s, they will not be able to change or alter anything on the property itself. We will make sure the lawyers include such a phrase in the lease agreement.

How much land will actually be leased to FUN Club? For a nominal fee, only to create a legal contract under Georgia law.

Will a survey be required to mark the land lease? Yes, a survey and civil reports with hydrology studies will be completed before dirt is moved.

Who will pay for the survey if required? FUN will pay for all expenses associated with the building and getting permits for the building.

Will there be a need for a contract with FUN Club regarding some of these issues or is only a land lease being entered into? If the lawyers feel like it is too much to have in a land lease, we will create a “Letter of Understanding” for both of our organizations.

Is FUN Club a non-profit organization?  If not, will it affect the church's non-profit status to be contracted with them? Yes, FUN is a non-profit.

Are there plans for FUN Club programs to expand in the future to overnight stays or even assisted or independent living for their clients? There are no plans to expand to an overnight facility for their participants. There mission statement and purpose is focused and clear. In addition, Gwinnett County ordinances will not allow it on our property as it is zoned presently.

Would there come a time when enlarging the building to meet expanding needs of FUN Club be required and is there enough land in the lease to cover this option? There would be some land to expand where they would be located on our property. If they grow faster than expected, FUN would have to decided to alter their program or move again. Any expansion on the property would have to be approved again by North.

Will we have at least one church member on the Fun Club Board be part of the written contract or lease? Yes, we are going to have a liaison from North on their board. Steve and Donna Abram’s son is also involved. So they will have information that we might need.

Would this church member on the Board be appointed for an indefinite term such as until they were unwilling or unable to continue? We have not worked on a rotation term for the liaison from North. We will work on this soon; please feel free to ask us this question again in the near future.

Who will appoint this church member to the Board to begin with and in the future when necessary? More than likely, the pastor will appoint this person. We do not have a nominating committee required in our by-laws at North. This is not a paid position and would not need to be confirmed by a vote.

How will affect current parking spaces? Only a few (possibly 6 spaces from the side of the church would be taken away to create a drive-through for the new building.

Who is responsible for cleaning FUN building & up keep of grass? FUN is completely responsible for cleaning the new building; 10-20 feet all around the new building will be FUN’s responsibility (grass, pine straw, trimming greenery, etc.).


Since we are using FUN building, will they have access to basketball & volleyball? Yes, we will coordinate scheduling with them for the use of North’s gym.


What does church expect in return from FUN club in exchange for the land we are donating? Nothing monetarily; this is a partnership to minister to a need in our community.


How will utilities be paid? FUN Club will have their own utility meters.

How do you foresee church & FUN working together on projects/events? We want to make sure the FUN club participants and their families are welcomed at all of our events and activities at North.


How will you keep NG high school students from parking @ FUN building? We monitor our parking lot each day; there will be no change in North’s routine concerning the parking lot.


How will you handle property taxes on FUN building? They are a non-profit; FUN along with North do not pay property taxes. There is a storm-water fee that is calculated by the non-porous area our building and parking lot occupy. It will be easy to pro-rate FUN’s portion by calculating the area of their roof and parking area.


Will FUN club be invited/welcome at NG events, i.e. Evening with Santa? We want to make sure the FUN club participants and their families are welcomed at all of our events and activities at North.

Thoughts on selling piece of land to FUN? We have no present nor future plans or thoughts of selling any land or building to FUN.

These questions are in no particular order; some may be repetitive. We just took questions from the North committee as they came to mind and then discussed with FUN Club, Inc.

If you have any further questions/concerns that are not addressed in this document, please feel free to call Carey and set up a time with him and our North Team to discuss anything. There will also be a time for Q & A on Sunday, Feb. 10 immediately after the service. 678-717-8229.