BOUNDLESS THANKS EVENT

Recap & Videos from the August 21st Celebration

On Aug 21st, we gathered for a celebration of everything that we’ve accomplished so far through the Boundless Initiative. With over 150 gathered for dinner and fellowship, it was a great evening! Even with a partial power outage, the celebration continued and we heard exciting reports from ministry leaders. See below for a recap and for the videos that we weren’t able to show, due to the outage.

FACILITIES ENHANCEMENTS

A major goal of the Boundless Initiative was to meet a number of deferred maintenance and facilities improvement needs. Even without fully meeting our Boundless Goal, your Trustees have worked hard to use the resources they’ve been given to make some significant improvements to the Holden Rd Campus.

GLENWOOD CAMPUS

In the midst of the Boundless Initiative, we had the opportunity to merge with Glenwood UMC, which became our Glenwood Campus. We started by launching a new meal and worship service on Monday nights called The Table. Watch this video for an glimpse into what it has become!

MINISTRY AND MISSIONS

The Boundless Initiative provided for a fully-funded ministry and missions budget for 2018 & 2019, including a 10% investment in missional efforts in the community. Watch for an update on the missional impact of your generosity!

DEBT RETIREMENT   The Boundless Initiative allowed us to retire debt on the eighteen year old building initiative that gave Christ Church the Fellowship Center, Gathering Space, and primary meeting rooms. Today, this building hosts two worship services (with a third starting this fall) that account for half of our weekly worship attendance, provides space for countless church and community groups 6-7 days a week, and fosters deeper connections within and outside of the church community. This project was a critical investment in the ministries of the church and we celebrate finally paying off the debt, in order to free up resources for further ministry and mission!

DEBT RETIREMENT

The Boundless Initiative allowed us to retire debt on the eighteen year old building initiative that gave Christ Church the Fellowship Center, Gathering Space, and primary meeting rooms. Today, this building hosts two worship services (with a third starting this fall) that account for half of our weekly worship attendance, provides space for countless church and community groups 6-7 days a week, and fosters deeper connections within and outside of the church community. This project was a critical investment in the ministries of the church and we celebrate finally paying off the debt, in order to free up resources for further ministry and mission!


In the spring of 2017, our lay leadership discerned a wonderful God-given vision for Christ Church: to “embrace people, the community, and the world with the boundless love of God!”  In order to fulfill our vision, we said we wanted to focus on three core values: love, grow and serve. We want to be known as a community of faith that helps people love God, humanity and all Creation; grow in Christlikeness; and serve others in our church, community and world. 

We have been given an exciting opportunity. If we respond to God with courage and faith, we will take a powerful step as a church towards embracing people, the community, and the world with the BOUNDLESS love of God! We have embarked on a two-year (2018-2019), $6 million generosity initiative entitled “Boundless.”  This initiative will enable us to fulfill our vision and live out our core values in 2018-2019 in three ways: 

Budget

It will resource two-years of our annual operating budget (which will include increasing missions to be 10 percent of our annual budget). 

Debt Freedom - Complete!

It will enable us to become debt free, providing even more resources for future missions and ministries.

Facilities Improvements

It will provide funding that will enable us to complete some much-needed updates to our beautiful facility.