THE SHAWNEE PROJECT

+ RAISE $350K TO COMPLETE PROJECT
+ CONTINUE REACHING CHILLICOTHE
+ PLANT more CAMPUSES IN OHIO

next steps

In November of 2015, we started on a journey -- a journey that would help us secure a permanent home so we could reach more forgotten cities in the state of Ohio. In March of 2017, God opened the door for that opportunity in Shawnee Square. Now we're ready to see God take this dream full-circle. But to see it through, it will take all of us playing our part. As of today, demolition on our new space has started, but that's just the beginning. There is so much more to do!

We want to build a place that all of us, and many more, can call home. It won’t happen by the talent of few, but by the sacrifice of many. Let’s be a church that when everything is said and done, there is more done than said.
Our next step requires greater faith. It’s a step we have to take together, as a church, to propel us into a new season of ministry. Our step is big. Our ask is great. But we’re in this together. We’re praying, giving, and trusting that WE can see this project through, sooner than later. To get to the next step, to continue what God has started, we need to raise an additional $350,000 to finish our project.

We are a full-circle church with full-circle faith. Let’s play our part, go all in, and see this dream come full-circle in Shawnee Square!

This is just the beginning and the best is yet to come!

SHAWNEE SQUARE

STATUS: RENOVATION UNDERWAY

UPDATES

BUILDING A LEGACY

What if we lived for something bigger than ourselves? What if we built a legacy that outlived our lives on earth? What if we set up lasting altars, like Abraham, where generations to come can meet God and call on his name? What if we built a church that was not just for those who are already here, but also for those who are not? For people who are yet far from God’s grace, for children who have not yet experienced Him for themselves, and for their children who are yet to be born? What if we sacrificed momentarily to build what lasts eternally? What if we gave, what we cannot keep, to gain, what we cannot lose?

THE TIME IS NOW

These next six months mark an era of unprecedented opportunity for our church. The phrase “actions speak louder than words” has never rang more true for us. Let’s not just say we love our community and generation, let’s show it. This begins our journey to build a place for thousands to be changed from despair to hope, from darkness to light, from death to life. We want to build a place that all of us and many more can call home. It won’t happen by the talent of few, but by the sacrifice of many. Let’s be a church that when everything is said and done, there is more done than said.

PROJECT faq

Why did we choose Shawnee Square?

Our desire has always been to be a church “in the city – for the city.” The doors God has opened for us to launch a campus in the heart of our city is beyond what we could have ever dreamed or imagined. At our Chillicothe Campus, we believe God will draw people from every walk of life. We are excited for the opportunity to help revitalize a forgotten part of our city!

What is the project?

This is a $1.5M overall project. We’re taking an uninhabited space in our city and completely transforming it. Bringing down the walls of a once movie theater and creating a state of the art auditorium, technology, and gathering places that will allow us to broadcast the word of God into other cities in our state, online, and across the globe.

How much have we raised so far?

Since we launched NO LIMITS back in November, 2015, we have raised $597,000 for our project.

Have we used NO LIMITS funds?

Yes we have! All funds allocated to date, have exclusively been used for the Shawnee Square renovation project. From architectural fees, due diligence, to project management, we’ve been able to move the project forward in preparation for this next phase.

Will we require financing?

We believe this will take a complete miracle from Jesus, but we fully trust that when we step out, HE steps in. We know to pay off debt, we will be shifting our leadership and church culture to become more generous. The projected growth of the church and this shift in generosity will allow us to pay off debt sooner than later. We are also diligently working with our Architecture firm to have different building project plans to ensure we are able to meet budget and be ready to move in when the time is right.

Why an additional $350,000?

While our initial NO LIMITS generosity campaign raised nearly $600,000, our goal was $750,000. The overall financial scope of this project will be $1.5M. While this is a lot of money, we know this is the next best move for us as a church that will only help us, in the future, propel into more forgotten cities such as Waverly and Circleville.

We also need to keep our debt services reduced so we don’t handicap future ministry. Our goal with this project and this next step, we need to bridge the financial gap as well as ensure we can secure financing and continue doing current ministry that will support our future growth as we move into our permanent facility.

Shawnee Miracle Financial Update

In July, together, we committed to raise another $148,000 to bring the Shawnee Miracle full-circle. In honoring this financial commitment, in addition to the our previous financial commitments and allocations, and with lending, renovation officially began in June 2018.

What about the gap?

Yes, there is a gap. We cast vision to raise another $350,000 before the end of the year and together, $148,000 was committed. Though there was a gap, we’ve worked diligently to ensure that the work being done onsite continues and Shawnee becomes our home sooner than later.

Within the project, our team found ways to save additional costs, at the same time, we’ve been able to save additional money to bridge this gap.

There is still this reality - a gap does exist. But the project is on schedule to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. We will worship together in Shawnee in a few short months!
We’ve created a wish list that contain a priority list of items that support our weekend ministries, but may not be essential to opening. Those items include interior/exterior signage and additional lobby furniture. Our goal is to complete the project with the most essential items in tact and add the additional items as our finances allow.

Our goal is to finish the goal of raising the $148,000 which will pay the final installments of our renovation project. We believe God will honor our obedience and provide as we remain steadfast in our stewardship.


Have we used NO LIMITS funds?

Yes we have! All funds allocated to date, have exclusively been used for the Shawnee Square renovation project. From architectural fees, due diligence, to project management, we’ve been able to move the project forward in preparation for this next phase.

When will we open Shawnee?

An exact date has not been determined yet but we believe in the first 3 months of 2019. Right now, as we’ve learned, renovation projects can face unforeseen challenges. However, we are confident of this general timeline. We will provide updates should adjustments need to be made to that timeline.

Our biggest challenge, as of right now, is ensuring our relocation of columns is done securely. Once that happens, we’ll have a clearer timeline. As you can imagine, this is a major undertaking that could have unforeseen complications.

As we have more information, we will keep everyone updated.  Keep praying. Keep giving. Keep trusting.

While our initial NO LIMITS generosity campaign raised nearly $600,000, our goal was $750,000. The overall financial scope of this project will be $1.5M. While this is a lot of money, we know this is the next best move for us as a church that will only help us propel into more forgotten cities such as Waverly and Circleville.

We also need to keep our debt services reduced so we don’t handicap future ministry. Our goal with this project and this next step, we need to bridge the financial gap as well as ensure we can secure financing and continue doing current ministry that will support our future growth as we move into our permanent facility.

If you're ready to play your part in bringing this vision full-circle, you can make a commitment to financially support The Shawnee Project or sign-up to parnter in prayer or a service project below.

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