Dearest Faith family,
In 2011 we began studying God’s mission, praying about God’s vision, and developing God’s plans to better serve our Faith family today and the future Faith family tomorrow. Finally, in the spring of 2018, we voted to embrace our strategic plan, a plan that calls for expanding and remodeling our current facilities. It calls for adding staff and programming to be more effective in bringing the Gospel to our community. We have prayed. It’s time for a new chapter in the life of our Faith family, and Jesus is the author of this new chapter. I believe this is where He’s taking us – One Mission…Forward in Faith.
As we move Forward in Faith to implement our plan, everyone in our Faith family needs to be informed. This plan involves an immeasurably more funding emphasis at Faith. Our goal is $1,000,000 above and beyond our regular operating gifts over the next three years. We believe this giving goal will position us to Move Forward in Faith to tell the NEXT generation the wonderful deeds of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Rev. Preston Wagner, from LCEF Capital Funding Services, is leading us toward this goal.
For more than eight months, our architectural team has been working on assessing our current facilities and future needs. In February 2019, we contracted with the architectural firm CDH Partners to lead us to develop a master plan for expansion and refreshing our facilities to engage a new generation. Our facilities have served us well over the past 60+ years, but it’s time to update, remodel, and add some new spaces to our aging facilities to reach and engage a new generation.
It is time to tell you in greater detail the how and why of our ONE Mission…Forward in Faith. We want you to know and understand why our congregation is undertaking this funding emphasis. The INFORM Team, headed by Russell Couch, has set six Inform events (9/15 @ 9:30am & 12:15pm; 9/22 @ 9:30am & 12:15pm; 9/29 @ 9:30am & 12:15pm) designed to share with you the goal for this endeavor. Not only do we want you to have the information, but we also want you to have every opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts on how to achieve our goal, or tell us how you feel.
Keep praying to the Lord of the Church for our congregation, all our leaders, and our work together to reach our “ONE Mission…Forward in Faith.”
Joining with you in bringing the name of Him who died and was raised, in Jesus’ name,