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1. What exactly are we raising $500,000 towards?
The great news is that Grace Life Church is GROWING and IMPACTING more and more lives for Jesus daily! As a result however, we have outgrown our current space. The sanctuary is packed in our morning services, we need more space for parking, more space for our Kids Ministry, for our Day Care, and for a host of other ministry functions. The build-out of our "mountain" property will take several years. So, in order to accommodate our current growth, we are looking into existing properties within a few miles of our existing campus, which have the needed infrastructure in place (parking, lights, utilities, etc.), resulting in shorter renovation time and lesser construction costs. This would enable us to move into our new space sooner and give us an abundance of room to grow for years to come! The $500,000 is will be the 1st Phase of raising funds, but will enable us to move quickly to purchase or finance the new property and start the needed renovations.
2. What can we do individually?
We each need to pray as a family about what part God wants us to play in this great opportunity for our church! Each person then fills out the commitment card provided at each of our weekend services with what God has placed on your heart to give, over and above the tithe, and return it to one of our giving stations in the lobby. Please turn in your commitment card on the weekend of April 15 or as soon as possible, so we can monitor our progress towards our goal of $500,000 as everyone contributes!
3. After I have turned in my giving card, when and how do I give?
There are a few simple ways that you can give either your one time gift or your recurring gift over time. We are asking everyone to complete their contribution between now until June 30th, if possible.
WAYS TO GIVE TOWARD OUR "DAY OF GIVING":
*Designate your gift towards "Day of Giving"
*You can give online: www.gracelifechurch.tv/give
*You can fill out an envelope at any of our weekend services, mark it Day of Giving, and place it in one of our giving stations in our lobby.
*You can give via text by texting the word "Day" and the "amount" to this number: 412-227-1631 (example for a $100 donation, text "Day 100")
*You can send a check marked Day of Giving in the mail to:
Grace Life Church
4761 William Penn Hwy. Monroeville, PA 15146
4. What will we do with the "mountain"?
The mountain behind the current church is a major asset of the church that we will continue to seek to use in the most strategic way. Because any development there will require substantial permitting, excavation and other significant investments in infrastructure (utilities, changes to the intersection), it would be at least 3 years before we would be even ready to begin to construct a church building there. We will continue to slowly work towards moving some dirt in accordance with some requirements with the local municipality. We also continue to look into ways to use the mountain within our “Marketplace Ministry”, by partnerships and other ventures to serve the community and the church. Note that we will also keep our current building at 4761 William Penn Highway for offices and potential marketplace ministry opportunities going forward.