If you were at church on the weekend of September 29 and 30 you heard some very exciting news! Earlier this summer we received a very generous $500,000 dollar gift from someone who does not regularly attend ThornCreek. This was NOT part of a pledge to the PREVAIL campaign but was given for the expressed purpose of building on our land. This is exciting news!
Because of this gift, we are now moving forward on the following…
- We have a new builder and are designing a 10,000 square foot building at less than half the cost of what we originally had planned
- We are moving the building footprint to the south end of the property in order to save thousands of dollars in site work costs
- We have a verbal commitment from our lender to loan us up to $2 million dollars which should cover the cost of our first building and necessary site development
- We are meeting with city officials to dial in a timeline and get all necessary permits finalized to begin building
- We are not currently planning on selling any of our 15.21 acres and instead will move forward with the goal of using all land for the glory of God through ThornCreek Church
- We are hopeful that we will break ground this winter and be in our very own building sometime in 2019
It is important to note however, this gift is just a piece of us securing our future in our new building. We still have financial needs going forward and we still need you!
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: $177,447
% of Pledge Received To Date: 35.3%
% of Pledge Expected to Date: 43.26%
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in giving to the PREVAIL Campaign. As you can see, we have received over 35% of committed giving with a little over 40% expected as we move into the 4th quarter of the year which is typically a very strong giving time. With that said, thank you to those who have remained current in your giving and for those who may have fallen behind, there is still plenty of time to catch up. Remember, that EVERY gift is important!
These are very exciting developments, but this journey is not over. We have waited on God’s timing and will continue to do so, but in the meantime, we need each and every one of you to pray!
- Pray that we can design the building in a way to keep costs to a minimum
- Pray for continued favor with the city as we have some very important meetings coming up
- Pray for ThornCreek Church that God would continue to draw people even while we’re portable
- Pray that we have good weather once we break ground
- Pray and seek how God would have you involved in this project and at ThornCreek Church
Thanks again for your faithfulness in giving.