If you missed Sunday at Connexus Church, you missed an incredible moment.
But we don't want you to miss a second more.
Our bold new future is launching in 2014-2015.
Here's are the key highlights:
Construction of a A Brand New Central Facility. In August 2014, we begin construction on a brand new 24,000 square foot central facility for Connexus located on Mills Road in Barrie with move-in scheduled for early 2015.
A Revitalized our Orillia Campus. In 2014, we'll revitalize our Orillia campus, replacing gear, upgrading our environments and make the experience better for guests, for kids, for students and for you. Our Orillia campus will become a trend setting campus for other future sites.
The Launch of our Online Campus. In 2015, we launch an online campus from our new Central Facility. The entire service—music, baptisms, message—will be broadcast live online. A perfect way to introduce your friends to Connexus before they attend.
We're so incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to lead even more people into a growing relationship with Jesus through these Bold moves. In the next 12 months, we'll be better positioned than ever before to be a church that even more unchurched people love to attend.
Here are all the details….
We Need You to Help Close The Gap
The good news is we are almost there financially. But we need your help to close the remaining gap. It's more than doable if everyone participates.
The entire project will cost $2.8 million.
You have already pledged $1.2 million toward our bolder future. We are targeting $1.3 million in financing ($975,000 is already lined up).
An additional $300,000 makes the dream a reality.
If everyone gives something, we are confident we will be able to close the $300,000 gap.
How will we bridge the gap? We can do it together on Sunday May 11th.
Sunday May 11th
On Sunday May 11th, we're asking everyone who calls Connexus home to make an additional Close the Gap Bold pledge. Those gifts can be given between May 11th and December 31st, but on May 11th we'll make our commitments so we know whether we have the funds we need to complete the project.
We'll take a few minutes that day in the service to allow you to submit your Bold Close the Gap Pledge Card. You can download a copy of the pledge card here or pick one up at our locations on Sunday.
Together, we can do this!
Start Dreaming – Who's Your Who?
This isn't nearly so much about what we're doing as it is about why we're doing it. Buildings, a revitalized campus and even on online campus are not about new gear, new drywall or even having a first rate online presence. They're about people.
They're about who, not what or how.
So I want you to dream with me.
Who's your who?
Who's the person you think will never darken the door of a church? Someone you love….someone you care about deeply.
Someone you know would be so much better off knowing the love of Christ, but for whatever reason just doesn't.
This is about them.
That's why…and it makes the what and the how just a small thing compared to the enormous grace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ. We want to be the church unchurched people love to attend.
Don't Miss Our Town Halls May 5th and 8th
Want to know more about our Bold New Future?
Join us for one of three Town Hall Meetings. The town halls are one hour sessions with details and a Q and A. We want to make sure your questions are answered.
We will be in Orillia and Barrie. Because of the proximity of our Barrie Meeting to Mills Road, we'll include a tour of the new facility at the Barrie Town Halls.
Monday May 5th | Connexus Offices 546 Bryne Drive, Barrie | 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. (Includes Tour of Mills Road Facility)
Thursday May 8th | Highwayman Inn Orillia | 7:00 p.m.
Our Boldest Moments are our Best Moments
Thanks to each of you for praying more boldly, inviting more boldly and giving more boldly than ever before. Today is the day to be bolder than ever.
The future starts now!