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.

 

Together, we can:
 

  • Address deferred maintenance by renovating our facilities for ministry.
  • Improve our facilities for ministry by addressing accessibility, traffic flow, unification of programs, additional rooms, and consolidation of campus for future revenue.
  • Expand our mission with increased commitment to local and international mission efforts.
 

Meet our Capital Campaign Mission Partners

Young Life South DC

Young Life works to introduce adolescents to Christ and help them grow in their faith. 

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Little Lights

Little Lights’ spaces provide a safe, engaging, Christ-focused haven from the challenges of a difficult neighborhood. 

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Evangelical Philadelphia Nazaraene Marka Church

The church and school witness to Christ among neighbors in desperate need of love and connection.

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The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL)

The Synod of Syria and Lebanon has set up a network of Christian schools with a Syrian curriculum to serve the refugees and offer hope.

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International Association for Refugees – Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

International Association for Refugees is a Christian ministry that supports local church initiatives in worship, education, shelter, hygiene, and evangelism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a commitment?

Thank you for supporting our mission to “Build Together for the Next 50 Years”! You can make your commitment online today by clicking the button below:

 
 
How are our current commitments matching against projected costs?

We are overwhelmed with the generosity of this congregation. So far, a remarkable 460 households have made commitments totaling $13 million…thank you! Business is booming in DC, and construction costs have risen exponentially since the rough order of magnitude cost estimates were presented to the congregation in fall 2017.

 

Our goal is still to implement the master plan as it was presented—but we need to develop a better understanding of detailed construction and deferred maintenance costs with the help of engineering studies and architectural plans. Once we have more accurate costs in hand, and knowledge of additional campaign contributions, the Session will propose an exciting—but fiscally responsible—plan that will be phased, if necessary.

When will we vote on the final construction plan?

We expect the research to be completed and for the congregation to vote in late spring 2019 so work can commence on schedule in fall 2019 and finish by late spring 2021.

Will we borrow money to complete this project?

Our intention is to have a final project that is accomplished with no long-term debt.  We do anticipate obtaining a bridge loan at some point after construction begins.  Any loans required would need to be approved by the congregation.

Have we looked into grants, gifts-in-kind, or other creative fundraising options?

We are investigating several avenues to fund our Capital Project in addition to your generous support. If you have a specific suggestion, we would love to hear it! Please email us at buildingtogether@nationalpres.org. 

Who is working on the Capital Project?

We have a fantastic, dedicated team of individuals working diligently on National’s behalf to bring our dream to reality.

  • Capital Project Steering Committee (CPSC): John Neely (Chair); Mary Jo Pera (Vice Chair), John Lawlah, Susie Westrup, Diane Stewart (our Facilities Director, and a licensed architect), David Renwick (Senior Pastor / ex officio).

  • Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB): BBB has vast experience in in restoring, revitalizing, and reusing historic buildings and sites and served NPC as the architect during the Facilities Master Planning process. BBB’s Project Manager is Jennie Gwin.  Jennie has over 10 years of experience in architecture, historic preservation and adaptive re-use. Jennie is active in her PC(USA) Presbyterian church, currently serving as an Elder, and understands our polity and process.

  • Owners Representative, Requity Real Estate Group: Bill Krokowski and Chris Regan each have 30+ years of real estate development and executive management experience and will provide design and construction oversight.

  • Civil Engineering Firm, Wiles Mensch Corporation (WMC): WMC has worked with the leading architectural firms, real estate developers, and general contractors throughout DC for over 30 years.

 
How are we planning for upgrades and future maintenance of our campus?

Our Facilities Master Planning focus groups, and your continued communications with us via email to (buildingtogether@nationalpres.org), have provided valuable feedback on how our church campus is used now, and how we would like it to be used in the future. We continue to investigate improvements to our current systems and associated maintenance against a prism of balancing upfront costs and long-term benefits.  Our investigation includes analyzing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, acoustic, accessibility, technology, and “green” energy options...and much, much more!  Do you have a comment or question about our plans?  We’d love to hear from you! Please email us at buildingtogether@nationalpres.org.

What can I do to help?

Pray!  Give thanks for our donors.  Pray for new donors.  Pray for our staff.  Pray for our Capital Project volunteers.  Pray for wisdom and discernment for our architects, contractors, and consultants. And, most importantly, pray that the improvements to our facilities will be a blessing to our church family and enable us to better share the good news of Jesus Christ.

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.

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