Building Tomorrow Today
for our future
Germantown Presbyterian Church is at a crossroads. One path leads to growth of ministries, expanded educational opportunities, increased opportunities for Christian fellowship, and full campus access for older church-goers and the physically handicapped. The other path embraces the status quo. In January the congregation voted to pursue the first path. With the Building Tomorrow Today capital stewardship campaign, our church hopes to fund major changes to our campus. We will tear down the aging Warren Hall—which currently has a stream of groundwater flowing beneath and many other structural problems—and replace it with a new building that will allow us to serve God more effectively for years to come. Moreover, we will return the historic Evans Chapel to a dominant place in the life of our church with long-awaited improvements.
Look around the sanctuary on Sunday morning. In addition to familiar friends with whom you have worshiped weekly, there are fresh faces, new families, and more children. GPC is growing. And with that growth comes a responsibility. Our church must ensure that we have the best facilities to further God’s mission and meet the needs of our Christ-seeking congregation and community. The Building Tomorrow Today capital stewardship campaign will make our historic facilities accessible to all and beautiful throughout. It will enhance opportunities for Christian education, evangelism, intergenerational fellowship, mentoring those with special needs, outreach to the community, and unique worship experiences. It will support families with better space for funerals and other receptions and an expanded Memorial Garden.
“…For God is the one who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give you many opportunities to do good, and He will produce a great harvest of generosity in you…” -2 Corinthians 9:10
This spring we embark on a similar endeavor. We are building a foundation for the future of Germantown Presbyterian Church, a future of expanded ministries, a growing congregation, a re-energized commitment to Christian education and new opportunities for intergenerational fellowship.
We are also embracing our historic heritage with the restoration and renovation of Evans Chapel. The Building Tomorrow Today capital stewardship campaign is the vehicle that will transport us to a better, brighter future in the near term and for generations to come.
This FAQ addresses questions you may have about our Phase II building project and the capital stewardship campaign. Please pray for God to be with our church as we go forward. And ask for His guidance as you prepare heart and mind for participating in this important effort.
Renovations: a handicapped-accessible and restored Evans Chapel with covered walkway linked to rest of campus
An expanded Memorial Garden.
- To make our historic facilities accessible to all and beautiful throughout
- To improve special event, fellowship and education opportunities
- To enhance facilities that serve the community and promote our local mission of education and serving those with special needs
- To serve families losing loved ones with better funeral reception space and an expanded Memorial Garden
1 Corinthians 16:2, Proverbs 11:25, Proverbs 3: 5-9, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Acts 20:35, Luke 6:38 and Psalm 116:12.
We will unite to submit our commitment cards on Commitment Sunday, May 7, 2017, although pledges will be accepted thereafter as well, especially as new members join. The church will receive donations toward those pledges from May, 2017 through 2020.
The church will accept cash and checks as well as the transfer of title to marketable stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.
You may update your commitment at any time. And anyone may contribute to God’s work in our church.