by Jason Raber
We did it!
We finished our building campaign! We raised $1 million in 3 years. That is no small accomplishment. I want to just take a minute to celebrate that big accomplishment.
Just over four years ago we purchased the property and buildings at our current location on Southern Ave. This was a big deal, prior to being at this space we had met in 13 different locations throughout Tempe, now we finally had a place to settle in for the long term. We know the church is the people, not the building, but having a consistent home and place to gather is an undeniable benefit and a sign of setting roots within the community we are committed to serve.
Being able to buy our property is one of the most tangibly visible ways that we can see the benefit of Redemption Church being one church with many congregations. Thanks to the financial strength and generosity of all the other congregations we were in a place that allowed us to qualify for our mortgage. We did this by putting a $1.7 million down payment on the property, $1 million of which was a gift from Redemption Church and $700K of which was a loan to be repaid to Redemption Church within 3 years.
Building a Stronger Church Campaign
We launched our Building a Stronger Church campaign in March of 2013 with a goal of raising $1 million in 3 years. We did it in 3 years and 1 month!
Over 500 families participated over the course of the campaign with over 100 joining in the last few months! Over the past three years our church has grown significantly in generosity and maturity which has directly led to us being able to do more ministry, and in this specific case has allowed us to own and use a property for the purposes of blessing the city. I know many of us sacrificed to make this possible. Matthew 6:21 tells us “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” From all of the elders here at Tempe we want to thank you for placing your heart here with our church community!
Thank you for being faithful, Redemption Tempe!!