We are raising $1 million over three years to create a campus environment that is intuitive, inviting, and appealing and to continue being a catalyst for church planting in our community.
The design for our campus improvements was submitted to the city in late February. We expect to have them back with minor corrections soon. Additionally, the builder is receiving bids for the various components of the project. All of the above points toward an anticipated start of construction to late April/early May. The actual improvement of our facilities is fast becoming a reality! Your continued faithful support of these efforts is tremendously appreciated!
We will begin the first phase of making our campus more appealing, inviting, and intuitive by:
The most significant deferred maintenance issue is to take care of our roofing.
Church planting has proved itself as an effective way to multiply ourselves for God’s kingdom work. New churches are more evangelistically effective and also bring new energy and ideas towards working for the good of the city. Through planting of churches, we multiply our effectiveness in being here for the good of others.
Parkcrest has been a catalyst for planting new churches. Most recently, through PlantLB, since 2011, we have seen 11 new churches started in the Greater Long Beach area. We have also launched 7th Street Church as a new, independent church and in February 2016, we will launch the Lakewood Campus as a new, independent church.
While we do not yet know the specifics of the next church plant, we do believe that God would have us continue moving forward in being a catalyst for planting new churches. Our strategy of utilizing an off-site campus that transitions into a healthy, independent church has shown itself to be successful and is how we will move forward with the next one as well. Based on previous experience, start-up costs for us to plant the next church will be $250,000.
This is not just about raising money for our campus and church planting, but it can be a catalyst that spurs us on towards the spiritual discipline of being more generous with what we have.
We are seeking to raise $1 million over the next three years. We will do this through both one-time gifts and on-going monthly commitments for the next three years.
If 200 families or individuals give an additional $2,000 per year for the next three years, we will exceed our goal. Some will be able to give more and some less, based on abilities and God’s stirring. It will take all of us together to make this happen.
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