What's the goal?
Our goal is to raise $30 million dollars over the next three years.
Over the past two years, the elders and senior staff leadership have been thinking
and praying about the best way to expand the ministry of Oak Hills Church. They
have been aware of the crowding at the Crownridge campus and have exhausted all
reasonable efforts to increase capacity there without building. After much discussion
throughout 2014, concluding with 40 days of prayer this past fall, the elders agreed
that it was time to move forward with the expansion plans at Crownridge, the construction
of a permanent home for the Outer West congregation, and with increased investments
with our global ministry partners.
What are we asking?
We are asking all Oak Hill Church families to learn about the vision for our future,
get your questions answered, and then pray a very simple, but powerful prayer: "God,
what are you calling me and my family to give toward this vision?" We ask that you
spend an extended season in prayer listening to God. He has something he wants to
say to you and it will be different for every individual.
From March through May, we are asking each individual or household to evaluate their
priorities and spending, consider their current and future resources, and determine
how much God is calling you to give above your normal giving. We are not asking
for equal gifts, but equal sacrifice as God directs. Commitment Weekend is May 2/3.
Listen to what God is calling you to do and become part of something truly amazing.
God wants to multiply the efforts of his people beyond their greatest dreams.
Isn't this church big enough?
God has clearly blessed our church and has given us a vision to reach into all the
neighborhoods in San Antonio and in other locations where he has called us, like
Fredericksburg. God wants all people to know him through a relationship with his
son Jesus. Until that is done, we are not finished, and must be obedient to grow
where and how God directs.
When will these projects start, and when will we be finished with these projects?
It is our hope to begin construction at Crownridge in early summer, 2015 and to
break ground at the Outer West by early fall, 2015. It is our hope that both facilities
will be finished before Christmas, 2016.
How much will all of this cost?
The Crownridge expansion will cost approximately $25 million. The Outer West campus
will cost approximately $8 million and we are targeting a $1 million investment
in our global ministry partners.
Will there be an Acts 1:8 Offering in 2015, 2016, and 2017?
No. For those years, we will invite anyone not currently participating in the We
Are Called vision campaign to give a gift at year end.
Funding for our global ministry partners that normally is provided through Acts
1:8 will come from the 2014 Acts 1:8 Offering, monies from the We Are Called
vision campaign, and through regular giving.
What about traffic and parking? Will Crownridge be able to handle more cars?
We will be adding additional parking and believe the roadways will be able to handle
the increased traffic.
Will we be debt-free?
It is our plan to complete this project without going into long term debt.
Is my giving toward the We Are Called vision campaign in addition
to my regular tithe?
Yes. All gifts to the We Are Called vision campaign should be above and
beyond your normal giving.
Will my gift be confidential?
Yes, like all giving to Oak Hills Church, your gifts are confidential.
What type of items can I give?
The tax code is very generous on a Gift-in-Kind. By transferring ownership of an
asset to the church and letting us sell it, you can eliminate potential capital
gains taxes and increase after-tax proceeds. Appreciated investment property held
more than one year (such as stock, mutual fund shares, bonds, and real estate) can
be given. Personal property such as cars, jewelry, and boats may be given.
What will happen if we raise more / less than the goal?
As with all major decisions, the elders will prayerfully consider what should be
done if we raise more or less than the goal.