The total funds needed for our church building project is expected to be $4.0M. This total amount includes an estimated $3.33M for building construction and re-striping the parking lot, an additional $350K for furniture, lighting and sound system, plus $250K for architectural and engineering fees.
We plan to raise $3M or more of that amount through generous giving and donations from our church members while financing the remaining $1M or less. During our initial Building Fund Drive, we received commitments totaling $1.27M in pledges. Since July 2017, we have collected $770K into the Building Fund. Including the surplus in the General Fund that had been moved into the Building Fund, there is now $1.2M in the Building Fund. If we include the $500k amount pledged yet to be received, we will need to raise additional $1.3M in order to keep the mortgage under $1M.
God has gifted each individual and family differently; some are able to give more than others. But all of us are called to be givers, and all of us can give sacrificially when necessary.
Together we can provide the financial resources needed to accomplish the task, but it will take all of us walking in faith and obedience to God. We encourage every “giving unit” in our congregation to be part of this journey and prayerfully consider a three-year faith commitment that is above and beyond their current giving. Our goal is for as close to 100% of our members and families to participate as possible.
Through the worshipful act of giving generously and sacrificially, we deepen our faith, trusting God will use these facilities for His purposes. Discuss as families how you can participate in the Lord’s work. Look for opportunities to involve your children with object lessons about giving, goals, and sacrifice. Let’s all get involved in the work and excitement for the new building project. Can we envision facilities that serve Him and our community for another 75 years? Join us as we embark together on this journey of faith!
How to give
Please remember to designate your supplemental “Building Fund” amount so as to separate it from your usual giving amount. Now is the time to start giving if you haven’t already done so.