What is Enduring Faithfulness?
We are so thankful for how God has been incredibly faithful to Grace Bible Church over the years, and we are excited to share with you where we believe God is leading us next. Watch this video for an overview of the Enduring Faithfulness initiative. For a more detailed explanation and background, check out the Vision Gathering recording linked to below.
How can I participate?
We are asking the body at Grace Bible Church to participate in two primary ways: First, we're asking you to pray. Pray for this process of building and fundraising, and that God would lead in the direction he wants us to go. Second, we're asking that our families would participate financially, however God has enabled them to. To get started with that process, begin with filling out our online commitment card. For a recap of our April 2 Commitment Night Celebration, watch the video below.
where are we at in the process?
Each week, we will post an update on funds pledged and received
The New Building
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Goal of Enduring Faithfulness?
The goal of Enduring Faithfulness is to help raise the needed funds for a new building for the continued ministry to our children, youth, and church family. Our hope is that everyone will participate in whatever way they are able, and together, through the Lord's provision, we could make this dream a reality. A more detailed explanation can be found in the videos and brochure linked on this page.
What is the process of participating in Enduring Faithfulness?
There are two ways you can participate in Enduring Faithfulness. The first is to make a pledge that would help us calculate the total amount that will be given by our church body over the next two years. The second is to simply give a gift of any amount to the "building fund."
Can I use my skills to help out?
The best way everyone can help is through the financial gifts that are needed for our construction costs. In addition to that, there will be some work days where there will be opportunities to help with clean up, landscaping, and other tasks. Unfortunately, due to liability and insurance restrictions, we need to rely on the hired contractors for all of the skilled labor. There are, however, a few ways the church family can help later in the construction phase. Specifically, we need people who can help with building the new playground, running low-voltage wire, landscaping, clean-up days, and furniture set up. If you are interested in helping in any of these ways you can fill out the volunteer form below.
How will the church pay for the total project?
Obviously, the goal of 3.3 million is not going to cover the total cost of this project (estimated to be around 8.2 million). To help with the balance, we have secured a loan at 4.5% through Christian Investor Financial. Our hope is that the loan can be paid off in 8 years or less through allocating 20% of the general budget to debt reduction, and continuing to receive designated building funds.