ONE TO THE NEXT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

After waiting several years to renovate the south end of our building, we believe the time has come. Would you prayerfully consider your involvement as we seek to expand our children's ministry area? God is faithful if we are willing.

 


INITIAL GIFTS & PLEDGES ARE DUE BY MARCH 29, 2020

I WANT TO GIVE      I WANT TO PLEDGE

Please select or indicate "One to the Next Initial Gift" on all initial gifts, and "One to the Next Pledge" on all pledge contributions.

Learn more about how to give & pledge...


 

VIDEO TESTIMONIES

 

From One Generation to the Next

So that they should set their hope in God
– Psalm 78:7 –

 

ONE TO THE NEXT (PART 1)

Hear Pastor Rob preach from Judges 2:6-15 and go over the first 7 of 14 reasons to renovate the south end of our building in his message: "One to the Next (Part 1)."

ONE TO THE NEXT (PART 2)

Hear Pastor Rob preach from Psalm 78:5-8 and go over the last 7 of 14 reasons to renovate the south end of our building in his message: "One to the Next (Part 2)."


14 Reasons to Renovate the South End of Our Building for Our Children

1. The stakes are high
2. The battle rages
3. Most people come to Christ as a child
4. Our kids deserve the best we can provide
5. Good facilities improve our chances of reaching more kids
6. Our current facilities aren't very good
7. Children's ministry is the greatest outreach arm of our church
8. To influence the next generation to set their hope in God
9. The south end needs maintenance
10. We have space going to waste
11. It's an opportunity to leave a legacy
12. The opportunity may not always exist
13. We need to finish
14. If not us, who?

 

why now

 

THERE'S A NEED

For better space

THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY

To provide the best we can

THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY

To impact the next generation

 

why ministering to young children matters

In most cases, a person's spiritual beliefs are formed when they are pre-teens

 

why as solid biblical foundation is essential

Of all church-going teenagers...

 

2/3

will stop attending as a young adult

69%

of those who drop out likely won't return

 


Sources:
"When Americans Become Christians." National Association of Evangelicals, 2015.
"Most Teenagers Drop Out as Young Adults." Lifeway Research, 2019.


THE BUILD-OUT


floor plan

rendering
CHILDREN'S ENTRANCE

 

rendering
CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA

 

rendering
CHILDREN'S CHECK-IN

 

rendering
CHILDREN'S West HALLway WITH CLASSROOMS

 

rendering
MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

 

what's included

 

 


THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN


 

FINANCIAL PROGRESS: OVERALL TOTALS

Updated FEBRUARY 19, 2020

 

financial infographic

 

STILL NEEDED: $2,388,819

Total to Date: $1,611,181*
GOAL: $4 MILLION

I Want to Give      I Want to Pledge


*Includes monies saved, received, and pledged

 


 

FINANCIAL PROGRESS: CATEGORY BREAKDOWNS

Updated FEBRUARY 19, 2020

 

$1.25M SAVED
TO DATE

COMPLETED!

$150,000 RAISED
TO DATE THRU LARGE GIFTS

$850,000
IN LARGE GIFTS STILL NEEDED

Raise Goal: $1 Million

$79,338 GIVEN
TO DATE THRU INITIAL GIFTS

$170,662
IN INITIAL GIFTS STILL NEEDED

Give Goal: $250,000

$131,843 PLEDGED
TO DATE (PAID OVER 2 YEARS)

$1,368,157
IN 2-YEAR PLEDGES STILL NEEDED

Pledge Goal: $1.5 Million**


*
*If everyone pledges an amount equal to half their annual tithe, given over the next two years, we will meet our goal

 

timeline

INITIAL GIFTS & PLEDGES

To be given / turned in by March 29, 2020

CONSTRUCTION

Begins end of June 2020

GIVE & PLEDGE


 

The opportunity is before us to invest in the next generation!

Will you join us?

I Want to Give      I Want to Pledge

INITIAL GIFTS & PLEDGE COMMITMENTS ARE DUE BY MARCH 29, 2020

Please select or indicate "One to the Next Initial Gift" on all initial gifts, and "One to the Next Pledge" on all pledge contributions

 


HOW TO GIVE YOUR INITIAL GIFT


 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be counted as an initial gift towards the capital campaign, all initial gifts must be marked with the following:

Fund Designation:

“ONE TO THE NEXT INTIAL GIFT”


What is an initial gift?

Initial gifts are one-time gifts that are meant to be given in addition to any pledge amounts.

When are initial gifts due?

Initial gifts are due by Sunday, March 29, 2020.

How do I give my initial gift?
Option 1: Give Online

Give your initial gift electronically by using our online giving platform and selecting "One to the Next Initial Gift" as your fund designation.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Click here to access our online giving platform
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit your initial gift, selecting "One to the Next Initial Gift" as your fund designation
Option 2: Give Thru the Mobile App

Give your initial gift electronically using the Coram Deo Mobile App. Select "One to the Next Initial Gift" as your fund designation.

To download our mobile app, text "CORAMDEOAPP" to 77977

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Open the Coram Deo Mobile App on your mobile device
  2. Select "Campaign" from the bottom menu
  3. Click "Give"
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit your initial gift, selecting "One to the Next Initial Gift" as your fund designation
Option 3: Give with a Check

Mail or deliver a check for your initial gift—along with your Giving Commitments card—to the church office, or drop it in the offering during the Sunday servicesPlease indicate "One to the Next Initial Gift" on the memo line.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Pick up a Capital Campaign Packet from the church lobby
  2. Fill out the “Initial Gift” portion of the Giving Commitments card from the packet (you can use this same card to submit your pledge commitment)
    • Write the amount of your initial gift in the white box labeled "Initial Gift"
    • Select that there is a check enclosed
  3. Make your check out to: Coram Deo Bible Church
    Memo Line: One to the Next Initial Gift
  4. Place your Giving Commitments card and check in the provided envelope and return it to the church

 

 


HOW TO MAKE YOUR 2-YEAR PLEDGE


 

STEP 1: Submit Your 2-Year Pledge Commitment

What is a 2-year pledge commitment?

A 2-year pledge is a commitment to pay a certain amount towards the capital campaign over the course of the next two years (starting from March 2020). Initial gifts do not count towards pledge commitments.

When are pledge commitments due?

Pledge commitments should be submitted by Sunday, March 29, 2020, and paid off over the course of the next two years.

How much should I pledge?

If everyone pledges an amount equal to half their annual tithe, given over the next two years, we will meet our goal.

PLEDGE EXAMPLE

Below is an example of how to figure out half your annual tithe, but please prayerfully consider if you are able to give over and above that amount.

EXAMPLE:
$4,000
(annual tithe) ÷ 2 (half) = $2,000 to be pledged and paid over the course of two years


How do I submit my pledge commitment?
Option 1: Pledge Online

Submit your pledge commitment electronically by using our online pledge formPlease indicate the total amount you plan to give over over the next two years.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Click here to access our online pledge form
  2. Fill out the form to submit the total amount you plan to contribute over the next two years
Option 2: Pledge Thru the Mobile App

Submit your pledge commitment electronically using the Coram Deo Mobile App.  Please indicate the total amount you plan to give over over the next two years.

To download our mobile app, text "CORAMDEOAPP" to 77977

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Open the Coram Deo Mobile App on your mobile device
  2. Select “Campaign” from the bottom menu
  3. Click “Pledge”
  4. Fill out the form to submit the total amount you plan to contribute over the next two years
Option 3: Pledge thru a Giving Commitments Card

Mail or deliver your Giving Commitments card to the church office, or drop it in the offering during the Sunday servicesPlease indicate "One to the Next Initial Gift" on the memo line.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Pick up a Capital Campaign Packet from the church lobby
  2. Fill out the “2-Year Pledge” portion of the Giving Commitments card from the packet (you can use this same card to submit your initial gift)
    • Write the total amount you plan to contribute over the next two years in the white box labeled "2-Year Pledge"
    • Select the frequency with which you plan to make contributions towards your total amount
  3. Place your Giving Commitments card in the provided envelope and return it to the church

 

STEP 2: Contribute Towards Your Pledge Total

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be counted towards your pledge total, all contributions made towards your pledge must be marked with the following:

Fund Designation:

“ONE TO THE NEXT PLEDGE”


When do I start paying towards my pledge total?

The frequency at which you contribute towards your pledge total (weekly, monthly, or annually) is up to you, but your overall total should be paid off over the course of the next two years (starting from March 2020). You will be asked to indicate your payment frequency when you submit your pledge commitment.

Pledge Statements will be sent regularly to help you track your progress.

How do I contribute towards my pledge total?
Option 1: Contribute Online

Contribute towards your pledge total electronically by using our online giving platform and selecting "One to the Next Pledge" as your fund designation.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Click here to access our online giving platform
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit your contribution, selecting "One to the Next Pledge" as your fund designation
Option 2: Contribute Thru the Mobile App

Contribute towards your pledge total electronically using the Coram Deo Mobile App. Select "One to the Next Pledge" as your fund designation.

To download our mobile app, text "CORAMDEOAPP" to 77977

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Open the Coram Deo Mobile App on your mobile device
  2. Select "Campaign" from the bottom menu
  3. Click "Give"
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit your contribution, selecting "One to the Next Pledge" as your fund designation
Option 3: Contribute with a Check

Mail or deliver a check for your contribution to the church office, or drop it in the offering during the Sunday servicesPlease indicate "One to the Next Pledge" on the memo line.

Step-by Step Instructions:

  1. Make your check out to: Coram Deo Bible Church 
    Memo Line: One to the Next Pledge
  2. Mail or deliver your check to the church

 

 


WAYS TO GIVE


 

Plan Ahead
  • Adjust your budget
  • Reduce your spending
  • Save a designated amount each week or month
Change Your Plans
  • Take a lesser vacation
  • Wait to buy a different car or home
  • Defer retirement
  • Put off remodeling projects
Sell an Asset
  • RVs, cars, boats, snowmobiles
  • Real estate (land or a second home)
  • Jewelry and collectibles
  • Excess "stuff"
Draw from Savings
  • Bonuses
  • IRS refunds
  • Stocks or bonds
  • Excess college funds
  • Inheritance
Trust God

After careful prayer and consideration, trust God to replace what you've sacrificially given, or to enable you to live without it.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 

Q: Can we wait and do this later?

A: First, our kids and students deserve the best, and good facilities offer the best chance to reach and disciple the next generation.

Second, our facilities are not being leveraged to their greatest capacity for ministry. By finishing our south end build-out, we can maximize our space to accommodate our growing children's and student ministries.

Third, the south end of our building is in need of major maintenance. It would not be wise or good stewardship to continue to simply repair and delay the inevitable.

Fourth, now is not the time to pull back when so many people in our community are backing away from the church. We need to finish. If not us, then who?

Q: Can we do it cheaper than $4M?

A: No. This is the best number to help us finish our build-out in a way that is both inviting and functional for the work of ministry, while also practicing good financial stewardship without sacrificing quality.

Q: What is the difference between an initial gift and a 2-year pledge?

A: Initial gifts are one-time gifts that are meant to be given in addition to your 2-year pledge. Initial gifts are due by March 29, 2020, and should be labeled with the fund designation: “One to the Next Initial Gift.” 

Pledges are meant to be given in addition to your initial gift. Once you prayerfully consider the total amount you would like to pledge, you can pledge that total using our online pledge form or Giving Commitment Card. In addition to your total pledge amount, you will also select whether you plan to pay weekly, monthly, annually, or as a one-time payment towards your total pledge amount over the course of the next two years. Pledge submissions are due by March 29, 2020. Contributions towards your pledge total should be labeled with the fund designation: “One to the Next Pledge,” and should be paid over the course of the next two years. Pledge statements will be provided in order to help you keep track of where you are in contributing to your pledge total.

Q: When I submit my pledge, am I submitting the total 2-year amount, or a per-payment amount?

A: When you submit your 2-year pledge—either through the online pledge form or through a Giving Commitment Card—the amount you submit should be the total amount that you plan to give over the next two years.

Q: How do I figure a pledge amount “equal to half my annual tithe, given over the next two years”?

A: Below is an example of figuring out what half your annual tithe might be (using $4,000 as the annual tithe), but please prayerfully consider if you are able to give over and above half your annual tithe. 

EXAMPLE$4,000 (annual tithe) ÷ 2 (half)$2,000 to be pledged and paid over the course of two years

Q: Will the chairs in the Multi-Purpose Room be moveable?

A: Yes. The chairs will be moveable in order to allow for multiple configurations and maximum flexibility within the space, including setting up tables for banquets or meetings.

Q: Will there be security around the play structure?

A: The play structure that we are looking at has a single point of entry and exit, with strong mesh netting surrounding the structure for safety and easy visibility. Outside of ministry time, parents are expected to keep an eye on their children while they are inside the play area.

 


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact the church office by calling (563) 359-5333 or emailing