Q. Why do we need to start a Capital Giving Program like Expanding our Reach?
A. Our Children’s Ministry is continuing to grow and has run out of room, our Student Ministry is in need of small group space, and our Adult Sunday School classes are spread across the campus. Our campus is nearly twenty years old and is in need of much needed renovations.
Q. Will my contribution be made public?
A. No. Only the total of all commitments received will be announced on Sunday, November 18.
Q. What is the estimated cost of the project?
A. We are estimating that it will cost just under $8 million.
Q. When would we start construction?
A. Much of the funding for Phase 1 is already in hand from the sale of the Wintergreen property. Construction on those projects will begin this fall.
Q. How much money are we hoping to raise?
A. Our commitment at Hillcrest is to not incur any outside debt. With approximately $3 million in hand from the sale of the Wintergreen property, we need to raise $5 million to complete all the projects in Phases 1, 2 and 3.
Q. What about my regular tithe?
A. During this period of rapid expansion and growth, the ministries of Hillcrest Baptist Church will continue meeting people’s needs and growing the community of Christ one life at a time. Because of this, our Expanding Our Reach giving will be above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings.
Q. Can we do this?
A. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”—Ephesians 3:20