To help us become equipped and prepared we excited for our "Expand the Kingdom Here" campaign. We ask every member of the Christ Church family to prayerfully consider joining us in generously giving to this campaign. The goal of Expand the Kingdom Here is to expand our ministry capacity through a number of special projects across the church.
We can't wait for each and every one of you to join us on this journey!
Don’t we already give to Greatest Gift, how is this different?
Our Greatest Gift offering is primarily used to bless those outside of Christ Church. We use the Greatest Gift to primarily bless our ministry partners locally and around the world.
A small portion of those funds are set aside each year for our obstacles and opportunities fund. This fund has assisted in some small ways to improve our capabilities but has been used as an emergency fund for building repairs and needs.
The Greatest Gift has always held the focus of expanding the kingdom through our ministry partners. Our Expand the Kingdom offering will focus on expanding the kingdom here.
What happens if we don’t raise all the money needed to complete the Expand the Kingdom projects?
Our hope is that the Lord will bless us with an abundance through this offering. If we do receive less than our stated goal we will move ahead with the campaign and our plan. Our leadership team and elders would meet to work on priorities for the funding level we were able to reach.
Are these funds different from our regular tithes?
Expand the Kingdom is a giving campaign. Anytime we are called to give or provide an offering these are gifts that are above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings. This special offering and giving campaign is an opportunity for us to generously give back for all the Lord has done for us. Expand the Kingdom is an opportunity to invest in the work of advancing the kingdom here at Christ Church.
How will it be ensured that the funds raised are used for the stated goals?
All funds received through the Expand the Kingdom campaign will be held within our designated funds account and placed under the Expand the Kingdom designation. These funds will only be issued out for the listed projects and each will be approved by the Executive Pastor to ensure they are properly used. The Executive Pastor will report on all fund usage to the board of elders to ensure full accountability.
What if we raise more than we need to complete the projects that are part currently of Expand the Kingdom?
There are so many opportunities that it if there were additional funds raised, we could certainly find further projects to begin work on. If we raise additional funds above and beyond the needs of our current projects we will work as a team to determine the best way to utilize those funds. The pastoral leadership team would determine some projects to apply the funds towards and decide initial priorities. Once the leadership team has made these initial recommendations the board of elders will review the recommendations, prayerfully consider them, and make final determinations on how to allocate the additional funds.