Building for the Future is the name of the capital campaign Connections church launched in March 2021 and concluding in March 2024. We believe our church is being led to build a permanent church home where we can have a forever presence in the community and reach even more people for Christ.
The current plans for this future on-ramp and off-ramp will have minimal effect on our land and building plans.
25-30% of total cost is typically required for lending agencies to lend finances. Therefore, we are seeking to secure these funds through Building for the Future with the plan to break ground as soon as possible.
Within the current plans is a second stage to expand the building as we grow.
Phase 1 is 13,947 square feet.
The age old question, “Should we rent or buy” is very relevant. The cost over the last year to rent space has increased significantly. This, along with the potential to reach more people with the Gospel in a permanent facility, are the driving forces behind our decision to build.
The total cost is estimated to be between $2.8 to $3.2 million.
We will pay for the building with a combination of financial gifts from attenders and supporters as well as financing from a lending agency.
The goal is to raise $786,500 over a 3 year period March 2021 - March 2024.
Yes. The more financial resources we have during the early part of the campaign, the sooner we can break ground.
Yes. We are committed to taking on as little debt as possible to reach our goal of building a permanent home for Connections Church.
Absolutely not. We ask that each person or family take time to pray about their financial involvement in the campaign and then, out of obedience and love for God, follow through on what he is asking of you. It is our hope and prayer that there will be 100% participation in the campaign.
Whether you are starting at the very beginning in March 2021 or any time after this, prayer is the best way to prepare. Prepare your heart. Listen for God. We have also created a 21 day prayer devotional that you may find helpful. These are available at church and on the website. Plus, a Journey Guide has been created that will help you walk through more of the why and how of the campaign and will provide ways to take inventory of your financial resources as you pray and ask God how he would have you contribute.
This is a 3 year capital campaign from March 2021-March 2024. Most people will make a campaign pledge that will be spread out across all 3 years, but there will be those who prefer to make their gift in one lump sum during this period of time.
Absolutely! No pledge amount is too small and all pledges are helpful. We believe God honors all of our gifts.
No. Your giving to Building for the Future is above and beyond your regular tithe.
Contributions can be made by cash, check or credit card. Other forms of contributions can include the transference of title to marketable stocks, bonds, real estate and other assets of your estate. If you have more questions regarding how to make these types of donations, please contact the church office.
Pledge cards will be turned in starting on Commitment Sunday, March 14, 2021. Your first contribution toward fulfilling your pledge should start shortly thereafter.
Yes, you may update your pledge amount at any time during the 3 year campaign.
No. Participating in the campaign is a personal decision for each of us and anyone may contribute to God’s work in our church.
Welcome! We hope you will pray about your involvement and feel welcome to be part of this amazing time at Connections Church. You can reach out to your LIFE group, other attenders, church staff to learn more and ask questions and grab the campaign resources that are available. It’s never too late to be part of the work that God is doing!