FEBRUARY 23, 2020
January 27, 2020
A Letter from MATT HAUPT
I am very excited about the unanimous vote to move forward with the purchase of a new facility. The opportunities this building will open up for us toward our mission of reaching 200,000 with the gospel and the love of God will be amazing. The unity displayed yesterday was inspiring and it is a powerful example of MissionView’s commitment to be a missional church. I am thankful for God’s grace that is active in us and fuels this kind of passion to see His Kingdom grow!
The approval of the building now requires our financial support. The total cost of the finished project is estimated to be $3.6 million. The purchase of the property will cost $300,000. Another $600,000 will be required to obtain $2.7 million in financing and start the renovation project. This sounds like a large number, but I know that where God leads, He will provide.
This move is going to take all of us joining together in sacrificial giving apart from our normal giving. I am sure that as you have been praying about this location, looking over the renderings, and maybe even driving by the facility to check it out, that you have been asking the Lord to guide you in how you can financially support this move. I wanted to let you know about two ways that you can give towards project Basecamp.
The first way is coming up this Sunday. We are going to be taking up a special offering to raise money to acquire the building and start the renovation process. I want to ask each of you to pray about what God would have you give. I trust He will guide you and bless you with great joy as you give, and remember that it is not about equal gifts but rather an equal sacrifice.
The second way you can give is by making a three-year commitment. We are looking at different and strategic ways to finance this renovation and we have talked with a couple of lenders who would allow our three-year commitments to be used as equity in the lending process. We are going to be sharing the specifics of project Basecamp, our three-year campaign, over the next 3 weeks. This will give you more time to pray about the different ways you can support this move above and beyond your regular giving. For me, I know Starbucks is going to be seeing a lot less of my money over the next three years and Netflix might have to go too:)!
As your pastor, I want to thank you for your generosity and passion to see the gospel go out and impact our neighbors, our city, our country, and the world, as we pursue a gracious Savior and live on mission for Him!
An architectural rendering of a proposed redesign of the front of the building.
A rendering of a proposed design of the worship space.