“THAT OUR PASSION FOR PRAISE MAY GROW”
I Chronicles 29: 1-3, 5b-7a, 8-9
“And David the king said to all the assembly, “Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God. So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, …Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God: …Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?”
Then the leaders of fathers’ houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officers over the king’s work. They gave for the service of the house of God …… And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.”
David recognized that building the temple was a momentous calling because the temple was for the Lord’s glory, not man’s pleasure. Although David wasn’t going to build the temple, nonetheless, he sought to lead in sacrificial giving to the Lord for this great and holy work. Devoted to the Lord and the Lord’s temple, David challenged the Israelites to give themselves to the Lord and offer willingly. And they responded! Wholehearted devotion to the Lord overflowed in free and sacrificial giving and great rejoicing.
Our capital campaign is primarily a call to wholehearted devotion to the Lord. Let us pray together over the coming weeks that the Lord would give each of us, and all of us, wholehearted devotion to Him which will overflow with free, sacrificial offering to the Lord with great rejoicing! We ask that you please prayerfully consider your sacrifical part in this endeavor. A suggested aid in this: Find the page in the church directory you’re on and as you pray for the work of the Spirit in your life to wholehearted devotion, pray the same for the other saints on that page as well. Please click here to read our Capital Campaign Letter.
SANCTUARY RENOVATION UPDATE: Finally we are on our way! Flagstar Construction has been chosen to complete the $1.36 million renovation of the interior of the sanctuary building. The floorplan will remain the same but virtually all areas of the building will receive a much needed facelift. Included in the renovation will be new sanctuary seating, a new organ, and building wide LED lighting. Thank you for your patience and prayers. His Kingdom has come, and may it come in power amongst us.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When will the renovation begin?
Sanctuary renovation is scheduled to begin in late February and be completed by late July, 2016.
Where will worship services be held during the Sanctuary Renovation?
Worship services will be held in the Multipurpose Building during this time and are scheduled to begin February 21, 2016.
What is the approximate budget for this entire project?
The budget is approximately $1.36 million. As of year-end 2015 renovation receipts totaled $916,000 leaving a balance of funds still needed of approximately $445,000.
How long will the Capital Campaign (Fundraising) be?
The Capital Campaign is a 3 year campaign and includes immediate offerings and pledges of offerings to be given over a three year period. Contributions may be cash or check, securities or other marketable assets. (Contact Patsy Holeman in the church office about non-cash offerings)
How can I find more detailed information or have questions answered?
Please contact Bob Austin, Chairman of the Renovation Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or Neil Barnes, Chair of Capital Campaign, email@example.com.
As you prayerfully consider your financial contribution, here are some practical Ideas for sacrificial Giving:
Spend less on recreation – hunting, fishing, attending ballgames
Honor friends and family with gifts given to the Sanctuary
Dividends from stocks or bond coupon payments
Give a portion of what is given as gifts to friends and family
Forego or take a less expensive family vacation
Have a multi-family garage sale
Defer purchasing a replacement vehicle and contribute payments
Sell some unused assets
Cancel a membership or subscription
Donate a percent of what is spent on Christmas or vacation
Ask that gifts given to you be donated
Perform Yard Work for a donation
Sell possessions (jewelry, guns, silver/gold, etc)
Donate all or part of a CD coming due
Donate proceeds from a timber cut
For those later in life, make a legacy donation
Donate a percent of yearly or quarterly bonuses
Work backwards. Decide in your heart what you want to give and ask the Lord to help you fit it in the budget. Step out in faith that the Lord will provide!