Below you will find answers to many of the questions you might have around the Unimaginable vision and the project we are stepping into. This is not a simple effort, but we hope this page helps give you clarity and confidence in this next season.
If you have a question that was not answered, there's an opportunity below for you to ask specifically.
What are you asking me to do?
First and foremost, we are asking that you pray and seek God’s direction on what he is asking of you.Prepare your heart to hear him and then listen to what he says. Engage in personal reflection withGod in this guide. Talk with your spouse, your Life Group, or others about what this commitment will mean for the next season of your life.
We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to God’s unimaginable vision—whatever it isthat God leads you to do. Follow his leading.
Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. We serve an awesome God, and he is going to move in huge ways. We anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective Unimaginablecommitments—something only God can do. Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday, February 24, as we’ll be making a step toward this vision together.
What is the projected costs of the construction and renovation?
The entire cost is approximately $5.3 million. This includes the new auditorium, new lobby, and outside gathering area, as well as all of the renovations of our kids’ areas. We are working with anarchitectural firm and contractors to have a quality construction plan for the best possible price.
How will we use the money raised during the Poured Out campaign?
Six years ago, we stepped into a capital campaign for a similar building process that our leadership decided to pause. That capital campaign, titled Poured Out, along with additional gifts, raised $2.3 million that we are able to commit to this building project.
Is it possible we might finance any portion of this project?
Any funds needed beyond our Unimaginable commitments and current resources will be financed.We are committed to borrowing up to, but no greater than, $1.3 million.
What is our timeline for Unimaginable?
This is a three-year generosity initiative, so the giving timeline will be over 36 months. Some of us might choose to make yearly gifts, while others may choose to give monthly. Your commitment is built around your personal situation, so you can determine what works best for your family!
How can I give to Unimaginable?
There are many creative ways to give. You might choose to give out of your monthly budget, from your savings, or from other resources that you might have. We encourage you to explore the Generosity Journey portion of this book to see many of the ways that you are able to give.
When do I start giving toward my commitment?
On Sunday, March 17, we will have our Give Big offering. We will announce the total commitment from Unimaginable, give our first gifts toward what God is going to do through this vision, andmark the beginning of our three-year campaign.
What if I am new around here?
Unimaginable is about the vision for our church and our personal commitment to giving as followers of Jesus. We believe that the local church is one of the most compelling missions to give toward, and we would love for you to make First Christian your home and join us in Unimaginable. If you are ready for it, this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and partner with us!
What if I have significant financial difficulties?
Giving isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you. It should be our joy and privilege to give at all times. If you are struggling with a large amount of debt or dealing with a recent job loss, you are responsible to care for yourself and your family through
this difficult time. Spend time in prayer about the step to which God calls you and give joyfully inresponse. Please visit with one of the pastors if you need assistance with this or if you would like to speak with a budgeting counselor. We would be honored to help you!