WHY DO WE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS?
As we embark on this next phase of our journey, we know that the purchase of land and construction of a new building is far too great a project for a few individuals to carry. Far more than what regular tithes and offerings can support. We need every person at Citymark to do their part. We know the magnitude of the project will require sacrificial giving, and sacrifice for each person must be measured differently. You can play a part in changing the eternal destiny of thousands of people in our city and throughout the world. Just imagine how many more lives we can change with your help!
WHEN WILL WE BUILD?
Our goal is to begin construction in the Fall of 2019. Breaking ground is contingent on raising enough money to facilitate the project cost.
HOW LONG IS THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE?
We believe construction will take approximately 12 – 18 months. Our goal is to move into our new building by Easter of 2021.
HOW WILL THE PROJECT BE FUNDED?
Your First-Fruits Cash Offering and 2-Year Faith Financial Commitment, combined with the commitments from hundreds of others, will be the primary funding for the project. We have a line of credit available to supplement as needed, but our desire is to borrow as little as possible.
WILL MY CONTRIBUTION BE MADE PUBLIC?
No, absolutely not. Only the total of all commitments received will be announced.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN TITHES?
The tithe is the first 10 percent of your income that you return to the Lord. These tithes are funds set aside for the daily operations of the church. An offering is a gift over and above tithes and is designated to fund special projects and campaigns like this. It is important to remember that life-transforming ministry continues to take place through the ongoing work of Citymark Church during this campaign. Please continue to bring your tithe in addition to the special offerings and the 2-Year Faith Financial Commitment God leads you to give.
WHEN DO I GIVE?
On Commitment Weekend, May 12th, each family will be asked to bring their Make Your Mark Commitment Card, stating what you plan to give up-front in cash, and what your 2-Year Faith Financial Commitment will be. Then, on May 19th, we ask you to bring your initial First Fruits Cash Offering to begin your commitment.
HOW LONG IS THE COMMITMENT?
The giving period will last for two years starting in May. You can give far more when it is spread out over time, and you may choose to give weekly, monthly, or even make annual payments. Please select the best giving method for you and your family.
WAYS YOU CAN GIVE
- Give online at our church website or at the campaign website. makeyourmark.church Select “Make Your Mark Building Campaign”.
- Give during the regular Sunday Offering. Designate an amount onyour check. On the memo line write “Make Your Mark” and the portion of the check you want to designate to the Make Your Mark Campaign.
- Give cash. Place your cash in a completed offering envelope and write the amount designated to the Make Your Mark Campaign in the space provided.
- Give stocks, bonds, real estate, other assets, or gifts in kind. Please call the church finance office at 281-554-4200 and speak with Mike LaBerge (Executive Pastor) or Karen Peebles (Financial Director) for help with these special gifts.