We, as the elders of Hope Vineyard, recognize that God wants to grow and expand our church in this coming season. In the spring of this year, as I (Pastor James) was praying and studying the book of Isaiah, I came upon the following passage (Is. 54:2,3a):
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left…”
I immediately sensed that God was speaking this as a “now” word over our congregation: specifically, that the time has come for us, as a congregation, to purchase our church building from our founding pastors, Steve and Judy Greenough. Upon bringing this before the elders, we all agreed that this is the crucial next step for Hope Vineyard. So, by God’s grace and provision, we plan to raise the money among our own church body, in one year, to buy the church for $290,000 accordingly:
- 20% down payment - $58,000
- Immediate facility improvement - $17,000
- Total funds to be raised (in one year)- $75,000
By faith and through sacrifice, we will all make monetary pledges for the year starting on Sunday, October 15th of 2017 until Sunday, October 14th of 2018.
We invite every individual church member from the young to the old, each married couple, and each family, to ask the Lord what amount to pledge.