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Funding

During our “Needs Assessment” process, we prayerfully considered the needs of our congregation and the community we serve.  As we continue in a pattern of growth, we have determined that an expansion of our facility is necessary.

The next phase of our journey is seeking the best way to fund this expansion project.  The theme of this phase is, “God’s Vision, Our Mission.”  As a congregation, we desire to be faithful in fulfilling the mandate to reach our community, and beyond, with the Gospel message.  Each month, we have dedicated a portion of our Sunday morning worship to encourage the congregation to “ponder, then pray” for this endeavor.

A highlight of our fundraising emphasis will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2024 during both of our morning worship services.  On this “Covenant Sunday”, members will be encouraged to join together in a covenant of prayer. Members will also be encouraged to consider a three-year financial covenant above their regular tithes and offerings.  The cost to complete this project, that provides adequate space for current and future ministries, is $4 million.

The need is great.  We believe the financial goal is achievable, but only through God’s guidance and a willing congregation. 

Please, prayerfully consider your financial participation in this God-sized endeavor!

Building Expansion Fundraising

During our April 28th Quarterly Congregational Meeting, the Fellowship Hall was packed full of members waiting for the announcement of God’s Vision, Our Mission fundraising total.  The building expansion process involves three committees with distinct responsibilities:  the Needs Assessment Committee (NAC), the Fundraising Committee (GVOM), and the Building Committee.  The needs have been identified therefore the NAC has been dissolved by the trustees.  

The Fundraising Committee launched the GVOM campaign in October, asking members to “Ponder and Pray” about how they could personally contribute to this fund.  Finally, one week after Covenant Sunday, the total was revealed.  Drum roll, please…… as of April 26th, 2/3 of our families had submitted Covenant cards totaling $2,177,750!  More cards have been coming in since then, and it’s not too late to submit your card.  Just call or email the office, and we will send a card to you.

 

The next step is to form a Building Committee chaired by Brad Lundberg.  This is just the beginning for this new committee.  We are by no means ready to build, but we are ready to start planning as we continue to raise funds.  Below is a picture of the conceptual site plan.

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Chapel Family Testimonies

As the Chapel prepares for our Covenant Sunday on April 21st, four families have spoken during our worship services:  Brent, Julie and Luke Leverett, Jim and Pat Griffin, and Darren, Melanie Clark and Kegan, and Susan Borg.  (There will be two more family’s testimonies in April.) 

We were honored to have them tell their story about what the Chapel has meant to them.  They all stated the importance of new building growth for our increasing ministries.  One couple spoke about the very beginning of White Bluff Chapel.  If you were unable to hear their testimonies, we encourage you to follow the directions below to view them.

To hear their testimonies, please go to the home page and click view all services.  Then select the dates:  February 18th , March 3rd , March 10th  and March 17th  to view the service in which they spoke.

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“Ponder then Pray”

Throughout the next few months, we are placing a special emphasis on prayer as we consider God’s Will in the expansion of our facilities.

This month, we will focus on God’s Mission.

Jesus provides clear instruction of the mission of the church in Matthew 28:19-20: “All authority has been given unto Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.”

This month we will focus on our response to God’s vision and mission with a spirit of Thanksgiving. We serve a merciful and gracious Lord, who is longsuffering, abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Our Prayer is - “Abba Father, as we seek to faithfully respond to your Mission for our church, we do so with Thanksgiving in our hearts.  You are indeed a merciful and gracious God and we are your grateful children.  We pray that in the power of your Spirit and in the name of Jesus we respond to your vision and mission with Thanksgiving as we share the Good News in our community, our nation, and the world.”

“Ponder then Pray”

As we approach our Church-Wide Covenant Event in April, we will continue to observe a special emphasis on prayer as we consider God’s Will in the expansion of our facilities.

Our focus is on God’s Vision and the Mission for His Body at White Bluff Chapel as we seek to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults. The estimated cost to expand our facility is $4,000,000. 

Is our congregation able to meet this challenge?  Jesus responds to us with the same words he tells the disciples in Matthew 19:26: “With people this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”

All things are possible if these “things” align with God’s Will.  As we ponder and pray, we are called to seek His direction and recognize that we have the opportunity to share in the blessing through our prayers, participation, and financial gifts.

We live in exciting times!  We have the opportunity to be part of the White Bluff Chapel “Great Adventure” as, together, we experience God’s blessing.  Let us consider the words of Jesus in Luke 6:38 who said, “Give, and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

As we Ponder and Pray, let us open our hearts to God’s leading and joyfully step forward in obedience to Him.

 

Remember to Save the Date for the Church-Wide Covenant Event –

                                      Sunday, April 21, 2024

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“Ponder then Pray”

As we begin a new year together, we will continue to observe a special emphasis on prayer as we consider God’s Will in the expansion of our facilities.

Our focus is on God’s Vision and the Mission for His Body at White Bluff Chapel as we seek to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults.

         Ephesians 2:10:

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

How can we put our hands to work?  By following the Great Commission:

          Matthew 28:19-20:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

God’s vision and mission are before us– to make disciples, to baptize them and teach them the Word of God.  The purpose of this Campaign is to provide the resources necessary to accomplish the work prepared by God for the Body of Believers at White Bluff Chapel.

 

Remember to Save the Date for the Church-Wide Covenant Event –

                                      Sunday, April 21, 2024

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“Ponder then Pray”

Throughout the next few months, we are placing a special emphasis on prayer as we consider God’s Will in the expansion of our facilities.

This month, we will continue to focus on God’s Vision for His Body in White Bluff Chapel as we seek to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults.

Scripture is clear, we are all sinners and have fallen short of the Glory of God; we all need a Savior.  God’s Vision is to provide His Salvation through the perfect Gift.

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the “Gift of God”.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

In Greek, the noun “gift” is derived from the verb “gave”; its usage underscores the free, uncaused and sacrificial nature of the Gift.

Our Prayer – “Out of a humble and grateful heart, we say thank You for Your Gift of Salvation. In this time of giving gifts to those we love, we pray that we share the Good News of the greatest Gift of all – the gift of Your only begotten Son, Christ Jesus.

 

Remember to Save the Date for the Church-wide Covenant Event – April 21, 2024

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