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February 1, 2022

Construction Update from Mustang Island Conference Center

After many years of thought, planning, and more planning, and much fundraising, construction on the new Mustang Island Conference Center chapel and housing began in Fall 2021. The new lodge will add ten guest rooms, larger than the existing ones, and two meeting rooms for more break-out space.

Mustang Island Conference Center's first purpose-built sanctuary features natural wood construction with an open air concept to complement its location among the dunes of the Texas Gulf Coast. The ocean breeze will circulate through the seating areas, while a woven fabric windscreen mitigates wind gusts without obstructing the view. Wooden pews and benches will comfortably seat 200 people in the covered chapel. The sanctuary's bell tower, visible from both the road and the beach, will be the new primary landmark of the conference center.

As with all of Mustang Island’s buildings, the chapel and the lodge feature an intentional design that respects the barrier island's natural state. Raised buildings and boardwalks connect the chapel to the rest of the conference center and the beach, giving the dunes room to move and the native grasses space to grow.

Kevin Spaeth, Mustang Island Conference Center Director, shares, "We are excited for this new construction and new spaces!  Even more exciting, is the opportunity to serve more people, and offer them rest, reflection, and renewal with God and each other in His coastal creation. I am looking forward to seeing you soon here at your Island home."

Construction is expected to finish before Summer 2022, so that the new rooms and meeting space will be available during Family Camp! Sign up online and see the new chapel for yourself, at, or contact the conference center to book your Fall Retreat today!

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