On November 11&12, 2017 we had our pledge weekend for the generosity campaign, PREVAIL. Just a few weeks later, the giving phase began and on December 3&4 we entered into that two-year phase. I am pleased to announce the following:
Total Pledged: $502,562
Total Received To Date: $133,595
% of Pledge Received To Date: 26.58%
% of Pledge Expected to Date: 22.11%
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in giving to the PREVAIL Campaign. We continue to press forward, but are moving at a pace that is slower than we would all like. As of today, the lawyers from the city and our lawyers continue to work towards a development agreement. I recognize this doesn’t mean much to most, but it’s an important step in the process and it just takes time. We are hoping to wrap this up sooner than later.
We have also listed some of the property for sale. If you were at our TC Soul service in April, you are already aware that we are examining all options on the table to aid in financing this project as it is a great cost for the church. Right now we are looking to sell anywhere from 1 to 6 acres. This will NOT affect the general mission of our Church and what we are called to do on this property, but it will enable us to continue to move forward.
As you may expect, there are a lot of moving parts and all of them require a great deal of prayer. Please join us in praying for the following:
- Please pray for financing. The cost of this project is immense. You can see above that we have about half a million pledged in giving, but the cost of the project is over $4 million.
- Continue to pray for the development process with the city. There are still items yet to be resolved and everything takes time. Pray that we will continue to have favor with the city.
- Pray that we can find cost savings in this project whether it be through donations, gifts, etc. This project is bigger than us, but not bigger than God. he has a plan!
- Pray for the sale of a portion of our land. We will need this in order to qualify for financing moving forward and to limit the amount of debt we take on as a church.
Thanks again for your faithfulness in giving. We are continuing to trust that God has a plan for our future and for this project. We will continue to move forward as he leads. Thank you for going on this journey with us. It may be long and arduous, but the reward will be great. Furtheremore, I want to assure each of you that ThornCreek Church will continue to minister in the way that we are all accustomed to and we will continue to follow the Lord’s leading as we endeavor into new ministry opportunities. Rest assured that money that is given to PREVAIL will only be used for costs associated with this project. Have a blessed day.