We are committed as a gospel church to growing deeper, walking closer and reaching farther. In light of this we see our church campus and facilities as tools for gospel ministry.
Our desire is to reach all people from all backgrounds with the gospel. Yet imagine you are someone who faces mobility challenges. Maybe a part of your daily life includes the use of a wheelchair or walker. Are we really prepared to welcome you here? As we invite you into this church family, will you have access to everything we do? As we prayed and thought about this we realized the answer is no. Though the warmth of our people is welcoming, the layout of our facilities can be a barrier to some. We want to change that.
The Access for All Project
This $1.65 million dollar construction project will be an addition to our existing nursery wing. It will include an elevator, upgraded ADA accessible restrooms and a refreshed and expanded nursery.
How will we pay for it?
The Access for All project will be funded as follows:
- $450,000 will come from cash on hand in our capital improvement fund.
- $900,000 will be raised over a 3-year capital campaign.
- We will utilize up to $300,000 in debt (if necessary).
How can I get involved?
Please take time to prayerfully consider your part in this effort. This is an opportunity for all of us to give in all kinds of ways, from diligent prayer throughout, to “sweat equity” during the construction phase. Of course, we will need financial giving that is joyful, purposeful, and sacrificial if we are to see the Access for All project happen.
Here is a breakdown of what we will need in terms of giving in order to reach our goal of $900,000.
Would you prayerfully consider your part in this effort? We all have different financial circumstances. Yet we can all participate to bring the Access for All project to fruition.
We are asking everyone to respond with their commitment no later than February 28, 2023. For your convenience, there is a commitment form at the bottom of this page. Or if you prefer a paper commitment card, you can find one in the church foyer and place it in the offering box.
What if I want to give a gift now?
For all who would like to begin giving now we have good news - the Access for All fund is open!
You can place a check in the giving box in the foyer. Simply write "Access for All" in the memo of your check.
Or you can visit our giving page (click here). The drop-down menu includes a selection for "Access for All".*
If you would prefer to use our text giving option, use "Access" as the designation code in your text.*
These are exciting days. We are looking forward to what the Lord will do through all of us as we joyfully strive together to open our doors wider and provide Access for All.
*Note: Both website and text giving platforms deduct a 2.5% processing fee. They also give an option for the giver to cover that fee.
I can’t decide how much to give. How do I decide?
The Apostle Paul gives us helpful instruction in 2 Corinthians as he writes,
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:7)
In other words, there is no one “right” answer for every person. We encourage you to review your current budget and your family’s needs prayerfully, wisely, trusting the Lord to lead you to the amount He would have you give.
How does the Access for All project affect what I give in the Sunday offering?
It should not affect it. Access for All giving is over and above our regular giving.
What happens if I make a commitment and then our financial situation changes?
A commitment is not a bill; it is a statement of intent. We understand that circumstances change and only ask that you do your best. If your financial situation improves during the 3-year commitment, you may choose to increase your support as well.
I’m reluctant to turn in a commitment card because I want to give anonymously.
We understand and respect this desire. To help you do this, the “name” sections on the commitment card are “optional”. Feel free to leave the name section blank. This way you can turn it in with complete anonymity.
I do not want to turn in a commitment card because my commitment is between me and the Lord.
We respect your desire to keep your commitment private between you and God. However, your choice to do this will hinder our leadership’s clarity in making decisions about steps ahead. Unlike God, our leaders lack omniscience (thankfully), and can only make decisions based on what they know. They will only know of your desire to pray and/or financially support this project if you communicate with them. The commitment card is a simple way to do this.
I do not want to turn in a commitment card because I am not in a financial position to contribute to Access for All.
We completely understand and respect choices you are making. At the same time, there are other ways to support this project. At some point we will need volunteers. We currently and continually need prayer most of all. The first section of the commitment card highlights prayer. If you are praying, please let us know by filling in that part of the card and turning it in. It will be a great encouragement.
Can I make my Access for All commitment online?
Yes, you can indicate your commitment using the form below.