6 Month Celebration

Our Generations Campaign kicked off just 6 months ago and we're ready to Celebrate!  October 28 we will acknowledge what God is doing through through our church and we have some special things leading up to it this week.  We're calling a church wide fast to remember our commitment to the campaign, thank God for his faithfulness, mercy and grace, believe God for victories and breakthrough in every area of our lives, and seek God for our continued part in the campaign.




October 22-26  Church wide Fast

Click HERE for the Fasting Guide.  

Join us as we gather during the times listed below:


TUESDAY OCT 23:    Prayer 6:30-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY OCT 24:   Worship Night 6:30-8:00 pm

THURSDAY OCT 25:      Prayer 6:30-7:30 pm

GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts."

 - Psalm 145:4


GPC has been called by God to equip and empower every generation to share the marvelous Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Currently, our capacity to reach people and build community is severely limited!  It's time to renovate our facility so we can accommodate all generations and add critical full time staff to equip members for the purpose of reaching people and building community.  We exist to reach the people of Abilene, Texas with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to build a community of disciples and leaders who will make disciples.  


This campaign is about more than just hiring on staff members and remodeling a building.  We are calling this faith journey 'Generations' because we are including every generation in our church family to work together as we enhance our capability to reach people, and build community.  

THE PLAN

We plan to raise $200.000 over the next two years for the Generations Campaign. The funds raised will be used for 5 projects (Lobby, Staff, Worship Center, Children's Area, and Youth) carried out in two major phases.  Keep reading to learn more!  


With these renovations and staff additions, GPC will have the capacity and opportunity to reach and build community with over 21,000 people in our targeted 79602 zip code.  During the completion of these renovations and staff transitions we are believing to grow %5 every year (12 families) per year for the next 5 years.  Additionally, we are believing for a vibrant campus chapter within the next two years at McMurry University.  


"And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers.  And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel."   Judges 2:10


Failure to finish this campaign will prevent our church from accomplishing its targeted mission of reaching and expanding to a zip code of new families and students with the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as building a community of disciples who will make disciples.  This, in turn, will result in plateauing and our eventual decline as a church.  


GPC HISTORY

Planted by Pastor Kevin and Renee York out of Midland TX in 1990, our church first began as North First Community Church.  From our church we have seen several successful church plants.  In September 2002 Pastor Jeff Little, along with 50 people, planted a church in Keller TX now with 4,500 in weekly attendance.  In June 2010 Pastor Chris and Kacee Pate replanted a church in Houston TX.


In the last five years, Grace Point Church has:

  • Seen 78 disciples follow Jesus
  • Baptized 76 disciples
  • Added 95 new members to GPC
  • Raised $183,000 for missions and outreach
  • Added 6 full-time campus missionaries and 3 interns to serve our local college campuses.  

We are reaching. We are building.



We are GPC.

WHEN

This campaign is a two year faith journey to raise $200,000.  Although our journey has already begun, we want to stand in commitment together as a church on April 29th.  This will be an important all-church gathering that includes everyone at GPC and will be conducted in an environment of worship and deep appreciation to God as we offer our 'first fruits'.  


Together we can do this.  Together we can Reach People, Build Community, and set the foundation for the next generation.  Together we can do even more to Honor God and advance His Kingdom!

PHASE 1

LOBBY:

We want to construct and design a community space.  We currently have no place for fellowship or a place to build community together.  This space could also be rented out by our surrounding community partners.


STAFF:

Full time, paid Associate Pastor, Children's Pastor, and Youth Pastor.  these staff members will be added to Engage, Establish, Equip and Empower members for the purpose of reaching people and building community.  Staff transition to full-tim positions will commence 6 to 12 months into the commencement of the campaign.  

PHASE 2

WORSHIP CENTER:

This area is in much need of maintenance and improvements including: roofing, carpeting, new seating, lighting, lobby flooring, and paint.  We will also do a parking lot renovation- which alone will cost $38k.  


CHILDREN'S AREA:

This area is in desperate need of maintenance and upgrade.  Most importantly, the area needs a security upgrade so that our children are well protected and an environment where parents feel that their children are secure.  


YOUTH:

We want to have their very own designated worship and hang out area with new lighting, equipment, ad furniture. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can my regular tithing be shifted towards the campaign?


The goal of this campaign is to raise funding for renovations that go above what Grace Point requires on a monthly basis.  Shifting your tithe toward the campaign is detrimental to the day to day church budget which could lead to shortfalls in any monthly expenses.  We are asking, in faith, for commitments that go above and beyond what you're already giving regularly.  We believe that God is using this opportunity to foster a heart of generosity through faith, which will cultivate exponential growth in our church body.  


I'm in!  When can I make my commitment?


Although the campaign begins now, we want to stand in commitment together as a church on April 29th.  This is an important all-church gathering that includes everyone at GPC.  This event will be conducted in an environment of worship and deep appreciation to God as we offer our 'first fruits'.


Why is my participation important?


This campaign is about more than just hiring staff members and remodeling a building.  We are calling this faith journey "Generations" because we are including every generation in our church family.  We want to work together as we enhance out capability to reach people and build community.  Although we all give at different levels, the impact will be tremendous when we participate together, regardless of the amount given.  


Click here for more info on how you can be involved with the GENERATIONS campaign.