What is the Legacy Campaign?
This campaign is to help purchase and renovate Augustana Lutheran Church. Two years ago, we projected that we would outgrow our current facility. That time came, and God simultaneously provided the opportunity to buy ALC, which is directly next to our current property! Our desire is to update the property for our ministry needs, and also to continue on the legacy that Augustana started 145 years ago!
That’s the summary version. Attached are two documents below that can give you all the detailed information on how this came about. We pray that it ministers to you. Even though it took a lot of time and effort, God’s sovereignty is so clearly seen!
Augustana Purchase FAQ
This document outlines the process of how this came about and answers frequently asked questions.
Intent to Purchase Augustana
This document is what we presented to Augustana Lutheran Church, of which both of our congregations voted and approved.
Why is this so important?
We want to honor God by helping as many people as possible become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. That’s always been the vision, and will continue to be the vision. God has been doing amazing things at Hope, and this building is a key part to our continued prayer for God to be glorified in our city, state, and world. To state it clearly, we don’t want another building for the sake of having another building, to grow Hope’s name and popularity, or for the sake of just growing an organization. We want another building so that we can:
- more effectively share the good news of Jesus Christ to our city, to our state, and to our world through the
- proclamation of the gospel,
- bringing people into community,
- impacting our culture,
- raising up leaders, and
- planting new relevant and reverent churches.
What’s the timeline?
Since we’ve already acquired the property, we are in the middle of renovations. A lot of work as done already! Check out the Restore Hope East page to see what all our amazing volunteers have done! We’re hoping to be able to open the property in the fall of 2013.
How much is needed?
The following is a financial breakdown of all project components
- $280,000 Closing (price/fees)
- $1,609,000 Renovation costs (bid + light/sound + IT)
- $81,000 Architectural Fees
- $200,000 Additional Costs (new roof, environmental issues, etc.)
- $120,000 to Community Emergency Services
That puts us at a grand total of $2.29 million. See the above video for what is included in the renovation costs.
What if we don’t raise enough?
Well, to be frank, if we don’t raise the funds, we can’t do the proposed renovations. The space won’t be able to meet the needs we have.
Are these gifts tax-deductible?
Yup! They sure are!
Have further questions?
Will you consider giving?
This is a large endeavor. We need your help. The hard part about a growing church is that it can often get hit by the bystander effect – people just assume that other people will take care of it. It can happen with discipleship, evangelism, giving, and service. Don’t let that happen here. We need YOU!
Has Hope been a blessing to you in some way? Maybe God used it to bless you while you were in college. Maybe God used it and you heard the gospel for the first time in your life. Maybe God used it to as influential instrument in the life of a loved one. Maybe God used it to ignite your faith in ways it hadn’t been previously. We want to continue to help as many people as possible become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Can you help us do that?
Throughout this process, there will be countless opportunities for you to sacrificially give from your time, talents, treasure, and ticker (your heart). Sacrifice, by definition, means that it’s giving up of something. We know we’re asking a lot. But we’re hopefully and trusting that God will allow you see what He’s doing, and that it would be an excitement and joy for you to take part in it!
Fill out a pledge card
Here you can communicate how you’d like to be involved!
If you need to edit your Pledge Card, simply e-mail Jon at email@example.com with your changes.
Please follow through with the commitments you made in the pledge card.
Help us get the word out
Exposure, exposure, exposure. You can play a HUGE part in this campaign by helping us get the word out about this. Tell your mom, tell your friends, tell your mom’s friends! A very easy way you can this is through your social media:
Just update your status with the link www.hopecc.com/legacy
Now, in true Hope style, we like to have a little fun. This campaign is no different! As a free promotional item, feel free to download and enjoy the following game! A HUGE thanks to Paul Evans for it’s creation!
- Donation Goal