WHY BUILD AGAIN?
By building the new 780 seat worship center and finishing our 10 acre campus, we will have a large room for worship and other large community events, more connections space (larger lobby, coffee shop, prayer room), and be able to dedicate our current facilities to the children's ministry.
We would love to not only build the Worship Center and connection space but to secure land around us to provide a food pantry, an urgent care center, auto repair facility and ballfields that would make us a resource to our community!
Jesus is the Hope of the world and the Church is His body. Our community NEEDS us to express the love of Jesus in practical ways so that the thousands who haven't received the good news of Jesus can come to know, love and serve Him!
When our community hears the name "Thunder Mountain Church," we want them to see a church who is always reaching out with a spirit of generosity to give!
WHAT ABOUT DEBT?
Each time we have borrowed money, we did so with ONE purpose in mind and that is to reach people! In 2008, a church of about 100 committed to borrowing $1.5M and that allowed us to become a church that would touch the lives of thousands of people a year. Borrowing money in 2018 let us have the new facilities three years earlier and touch the lives of hundreds of children in the process!
We recently paid off our mortgage and we did this for two reasons: 1) to eliminate the need to pay interest and 2) we needed to eliminate all debt in order to be able to build again.
CAN I MOVE MY REGULAR GIVING TO "FOR THE ONE"?
Short answer: if everyone did this we would have a building but no ministry. The operational budget funds everything we do and is where our tithes belong. This campaign will build our faith and it must come from money over and above our current giving.