When are we going to move in?
Since the purchase of the new church building back in August 2019, renovations have begun. The scope of the work includes a completely new HVAC system, bathroom remodels, and other cosmetic and mechanical updates. The project is scheduled to be completed by springtime. In the meantime, we will continue to meet on Sundays at Garfield Middle School at 10am.
Gifts received as of 3/4/20:
Can I still fill out a pledge form, since the deadline has passed, or should I just set up my gift and start giving?
Please fill out a Pledge Form so that we have an accurate idea of the funds that should be available to complete renovations on the building. You can complete the form by using the Online Pledge Form, or you can fill out a paper copy, available at the Building Campaign table on Sunday mornings. After completing the Pledge Form, please set up your payment by following the directions below.
How do I set up the payment for my pledge?
Setting up your pledge payment is similar to setting up giving online. Login to CCB. Go to the “Give” tab and choose either a one-time or repeating gift. Under "Gift Amount," choose the “Building Campaign 2019-2022” designation. If you choose to set up a repeating gift, you will set the amount, frequency, and duration here.
Am I able to make my pledge payment by check or cash, rather than online?
Absolutely! Please place cash in an envelope labeled “Building Campaign.” For checks, include “Building Campaign” in the memo line.
How do I access my pledge information?
Login to CCB. Go to “Give” and click on “Pledges.” Your Building Campaign pledge will appear.
Am I able to make changes to my automatic payment?
Yes! To change your giving amount, please cancel your existing gift and create a new gift. You may cancel any repeating gifts in the “Give” tab and then under the “Schedules/History” section. Here, you will be able to view and cancel any repeating gifts. Return to the “Give” tab to set up your new gift.
Am I able to make a one-time gift?
Absolutely! Follow the same instructions as presented above, but check the box labeled "one-time gift" to designate your gift as such.
Can the church office set up my online giving for me?
No. We will enter in your pledge, but then you must set up your own gift because it requires your credit card or bank account information.
The building will be used to...
SET DOWN ROOTS
It is often said of churches that “people walk by and then walk in.” Our desire from the start has been to remain in Lakewood to serve this community. We rejoice that we will be able to nurture and develop these permanent roots.
CELEBRATE IMPORTANT MILESTONES
Churches are special places where people make lasting friendships, get married and baptized, and mourn together when loved ones pass away. They are places where important sermons are heard that may change peoples’ lives forever. We look forward to marking all of these significant moments together.
ESTABLISH SUNDAY WORSHIP & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CLASSES
No more set up and tear down. Need we say more? We look forward to the ability to worship together and to teach our children within the stability and security that owning a building provides.
SUPPORT YOUTH & ADULT MINISTRIES
We will now have dedicated spaces to use for student and adult gatherings. Our primary focus will be to equip one another for works of ministry.
WORK & MEET
Our staff will vacate our rented office space and relocate to our new home base. Additional spaces will be used for fellowship and discipling opportunities.
The total cost of this project is about $2.5 million which will cover the cost of purchasing the building and its corresponding renovations. The financial framework will be as follows:
We will use $500,000 from the savings that we have accumulated over the past four years.
We will receive $500,000 in the form of a generous gift from Parkside Church in Bainbridge.
We aim to raise $500,000 from our members and regular attenders over the course of the next three years.
We will borrow the remaining funds needed in partnership with Parkside Church in Bainbridge paying back the loan from our operating budget over the next 10 years.