Vision 2020 - Center Lake Expansion Campaign
UPDATE - PROJECT GOAL INCREASED April 2015 Due to the overwhelmingly positive response and an extra donation to the matching fund, we have increased our target from $10,000 to $15,000. After the matching this will equal $60,000!
VISION 2020 For over 20 years I have witnessed the powerful Christian impact of Center Lake Bible Camp. Adults and teens return from retreats challenged and spiritually renewed. Our students who serve as volunteers and counsellors catch a new vision for serving Jesus. Countless children from Calvary have had a great experience at summer camp and I personally have been able to lead dozens of kids to Christ as a camp speaker. As the enclosed brochure explains, Center Lake is embarking on a new season of ministry with expanded facilities and ministries. Three new family style lodges will be built that can house couples, families and groups in hotel style accommodations. New camper cabins will be added with their own meeting areas and bathrooms, and many other improvements will be made to the facilities and ministries. We hope to help advance this cause by being a significant contributor to the project both in finances and labor.
PLEDGE & MATCH Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year from individuals at Calvary and then match those gifts with $10,000 from our missions fund. When that $20,000 is sent to Center Lake, our conference, Converge MidAmerica, will generously match it again for a total of $40,000! In other words, a $100 gift turns into $400 and a $1,000 gift turns into $4,000. This is an incredible opportunity to multiply your resources for God’s Kingdom!
We are asking everyone to pray about their giving and submit a pledge card by Pledge Sunday – March 8. Some will be able to do more than others, but each gift counts and we encourage everyone to participate at some level.
Inspiring By EXAMPLE In 2 Corinthians 8 Paul elevates the generosity of the Macedonian church as an example to inspire others to give. We have that same opportunity. We are purposefully the first church to make a pledge to Vision 2020. What we are doing will be communicated to other pastors and leaders to inspire them to do the same in their churches.
· Prayerfully consider a pledge and return your pledge card by Sunday, March 8.
· Fulfill as much of the pledge as you can now so we can help camp begin construction this spring.
· Pray for God to supply for you and the entire project in ways that stretch your faith and bring him glory!
· As God provides, fulfill all pledge amounts by February 2016.
· Watch for information on mini-mission trips to provide hands on help for the projects.
Contributions may be marked “Vision 2020” and mailed to the church, placed in the offering, or submitted online through the church website. When you invest in this project you are investing in more than concrete, lumber and drywall, you are investing in people and the power of God to transform lives.
Thanks for your generosity!