What is Reach 20/20? What are the goals and purpose behind it all? Here is Pastor Tony Walliser…
The Creekside Campus is our most effective worship venue in reaching the next generation. If we want to continue
to reach the next generation for Christ, then we need to provide the space for their continued growth. Building a new
Creekside Worship Center will provide more space for these packed services to grow. Also, this will free up our Student
Ministry Building to be better utilized to reach our students on Sunday as well.
Today, coffee houses have become the gathering places for our diverse culture. In generations past, the church was the center of a community. Instead of a church building where people might visit once a week, we want to create a place where the church and community could cross paths seven days a week. This building will also serve as an alternative worship venue to reach the unchurched. It will be located at the corner of Bonny Oaks and Silverdale Road.
Since our church is the largest church in the area, we want to take the lead in building bridges between the races and helping to reach the inner city. We plan to take all the profits from our coffee house and use them in our local mission partnerships. We should slowly begin to see genuine change in our city as we merge the volunteers of our church and the profits generated from our coffee house.
Advisors tell us that Apison is about to experience a population explosion, and we need to prepare now before land prices escalate. We hope to purchase ten acres of land in Apison within the next two years so we may be able to launch a future campus to reach new families.
Reach 20/20 Q&A
Q: What is the seating capacity going to be on the new Creekside Campus?
A: A little over 600 people. That seating capacity will almost double the capability to reach the next generation.
Q: How will this also help the Student Ministry?
A: Presently our student ministry can only meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 because it is sandwiched between the two Creekside services. But once the Creekside services are removed from the Student Ministry Building, it will free up the building to be utilized to its fullest capacity for students. So it will double the potential growth of our Student ministry.
Q: Where did we get the idea for the Coffee Shop and has it been done before?
A: There are a number of churches around the world that are using this approach to reach their city. The most successful example is by the National Community Church in Washington DC., they have raised over a million for missions from their coffee house.
Q: When do we plan on purchasing the land in Apison?
A: Within the next two years.
Q: Exactly how much are we trying to raise in this campaign?
A: $4.5 Million. The general budget will be $3,000,000 for the Creekside building, $1,000,000 for the coffee house and ministry partnerships and $500,000 for land in Apison.
Q: How does Reach 20/20 work?
A: We hope that every member of our church family will make a financial commitment over and above their regular tithe to our Reach 20/20 campaign to be given over the next two years.
Q: How will I make my commitment?
A: Start by praying about your commitment, then fill out a commitment card. We’ll collect the cards and ensure everyone has been given the opportunity to commit.
Q: Can my commitment be revised?
A: Yes! This commitment is between you and God.
Q: Will my commitment be made public?
A: No! It will never be made public or known by others.
Q: Why collect the commitment cards then?
A: So that we know the overall level of commitment from our church family and be able to build accordingly.
Q: Do I have to commit to a specific amount?
A: No. There are suggested levels of giving, but the amount you give is between you and God alone.
Q: If I fall behind on my commitment, will the church notify me?
A: No. The purpose of the commitment is to help you plan your giving.
Q: When do the commitments start?
A: Commitment Weekend is February 17 & 18, 2018. Your commitment can begin then and will last for two years.
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