There’s been a little bit of confusion about our financial status for our upcoming move. I’ve actually even heard the rumor that we have even already raised enough money to make it happen. NOT TRUE!
As a result, I thought I’d write a post to clearly lay it out.
There are two distinct financial phases to our move to AMC at Concord Mills.
We need money for the trailer and road cases: $15,000. This equipment will help us create an efficient setup infrastructure for the long-term portability of our church. This phase needs to be completed this Sunday.
I believe that Kinetic Church should, independently, raise this entire amount to cover the road cases and trailer. Kinetic has been alive for over two and a half years. To date, we have never confronted a challenge like this on our own. Since the beginning, we have leaned on the support of other churches and benefactors to meet the financial challenges of our church. This purchase is an obstacle that we can and must overcome as a church. And that’s what we’re going to do. If we are going to be a self-supporting church, then it’s time we begin acting like one and today is the day.
This Sunday is our last official offering for the trailer fund. The church in New York agreed to hold the trailer in our name until the first week in September, which is next week. That means we must have $15,000 in hand by this Sunday afternoon.
Here’s where we currently stand on our goal to pay for the trailer (this represents money in our account – not promised funds):
We need to raise money to cover all of the auxiliary costs associated with moving. We need the finances to create a brand new preschool class, upgrade the electrical in the new theater, acquire internet access for Kinetic Kids checkin, reprint banners and brochures, print “Kinetic Church” on the side of the new trailer, up-fit the sound system to accommodate a larger space and resource our Recon ministry. Whew!
Originally, we thought our auxiliary costs would be around $5,000 (hence the original $20,000 goal) But, upon further investigation, It appears that we may need around $10,000+ to meet all of our needs.
As a result, all outside support, donations from benefactors and overflow from the church’s giving toward the trailer will go toward this need. For example, the moneys generously donated from Freedomhouse Church and The Branch Family Church have been set aside in this secondary fund for auxiliary moving expenses.
Just so you know, I have been working extremely hard to connect with our outside supporters and am hopeful that God will meet the need of this second reality.
Here’s where we currently stand on our second phase: (again, this represents money in our account – not promised funds)
These are days that we will remember for the rest of our lives. This need creates an incredible gap for God to work, and He will. And as we continue to face the challenges of our church, God will continue to provide the resources we need to do his work.