Building Together for the Next 50 Years
God has big plans for our church! We have the opportunity to serve Christ by building up our church and community for generations to come through our Capital Campaign.
Progress to Date: $9,355,835
Committed as of April 22, 2018, towards our goal of $14.3 million.
Capital Campaign Update
Shared with the congregation on March 11, 2018.
Are You Ready?
Your prayers and your financial support are vital as we move forward in our Capital Campaign. Our intention is to visit with each member of the church in the coming months to share more about the plans for National, and how we can each support the vision of glorifying God by building together for the next 50 years. If you are ready for a visit now, please let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we make a commitment?
You will be visited personally by a fellow church member who has volunteered to help with the campaign. He or she will explain the plans for the campaign in more detail and will give you an opportunity to ask questions, so that you fully understand the church’s vision and the project. Afterwards you will be given an opportunity to make a formal financial commitment that can be spread over five years. If no one has contacted you yet and you are ready, please request a visit here.
Can gifts be given in assets other than cash?
Yes. Giving appreciated financial assets (stocks, bonds, trusts, life insurance, annuities, etc…) and appreciated real estate are especially beneficial, because the donor may enjoy certain tax advantages, particularly when given directly to the church for sale by the church.
How many years do I have to fulfill my gift to the capital campaign?
We are suggesting that you consider a commitment that can be fulfilled over a period of 5 years or less. The earlier you can begin paying the better it will be for the church since there are immediate costs involved including architectural fees, permitting, etc…
When will we have to make a decision?
Since the campaign is scheduled for a limited number of weeks, it is important that commitments be made as quickly as possible after you have been visited. Take all the time you need, but please hurry! Most families find that they can make this decision within one week of their visit.
If my circumstances change can I revise my commitment?
Yes. The commitment card represents a statement of your best intentions. If your circumstances change (either for better or worse) please call the finance office and make a revision.
Who will know how much we pledged?
This information is given in confidence to only a few people who will receive and record gifts.
How will we know how much to give?
While each of us will be asked to give generously and sacrificially, only you know what amount to give or how to structure your commitment over the five-year period. It is not about “equal giving”, it is about “equal sacrifice.” We can’t all give at the same level. Some have more or less than others. A sacrificial gift is one which requires us to change our lifestyle, or rearrange our priorities, or give up something. You will discover that thinking and praying about your contribution will allow you to begin a process of personal discovery to determine your own level of generous giving. Let the Spirit guide you into what God already has in mind for your participation in this campaign.
I have a lot of things up in the air right now. Do I really need to make a decision now?
Each donor will need to make a decision that is best for themselves and their family. We only ask that you also consider the best interests of your church family as well. Since we would like to start the project as soon as possible and the final scope of that project will be based on the total dollars committed, receiving your decision now is most helpful to proper and responsible planning.
Are the building plans final, or can I still make suggestions?
Feedback on the plan is welcome at any time. The plans are far from final. Many changes and adjustments will continue to be made based on feedback and the results of the capital campaign.
How many families need to participate in order for this to be successful?
Our hope is for 100% participation. It will take all of us, working together, in order to reach the goal. As our campaign theme states: Building Together for the Next 50 Years.
Focus Group Presentations
Over the past two years, our Facilities Master Planning Team and Session have listened to your ideas. A draft facilities plan was presented to the congregation, and your comments and insights were essential as we shape the final plan!
A Prayer for our Capital Campaign
Gracious God, our Creator and Giver of all that we have and are, for this Capital Campaign and beyond, we are profoundly grateful for the blessings and grace that you bestow on us. Our heart’s desire is that your will be done. We ask for your guidance as we seek to serve you with the time, talents, and treasure you have given us. With joyful and generous hearts we pray for unity and boldness. May we discern wisely how best to follow you and act imaginatively as we pass on the message of your boundless grace, love, and peace throughout our church, community, and world. In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.