“As you come to him, the living stone - rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him - are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:4,5
As we move forward with the building of the Living Hope sanctuary, we need to finish the final gathering of resources.
We know that a church is not just a building, but rather a group of believers worshiping together and working together to invite others to learn about and love Jesus. Living Hope, as a building has resided in a Knights of Columbus Hall, an elementary school and for 15 years in the gymnasium of our Living Hope facility. Today, we are building a sanctuary that we may continue to know Christ and to make Him known to our community. To complete the sanctuary and secure the financial foundation for Bloomington Living Hope Church, we need to raise $2 Million in a campaign we are calling ‘Build the Dream’.
Many of our members have given generously to the “Build More, Do More, Serve More” campaign and much has been accomplished. In order for us to “Build the Dream”, we will need our members to continue to be generous for an additional three years. The “Build the Dream” campaign begins now for those who have completed their commitments to BMDMSM or have not participated in BMDMSM. The campaign begins in June 2018 for those members completing a multi-year commitment to BMDMSM.
The $2 Million capital raise will be used to give our congregation finances a cornerstone to build a more sound financial future, complete our new Living Hope sanctuary, and with God’s blessing pay down a portion of our long term debt. As ground is broken on the new sanctuary, the Lord has provided a mission field of new housing development within walking distance of Living Hope.
The “Build the Dream” campaign committee has already begun its work. Over the next several weeks, you will see and hear about opportunities to participate in building the dream through your generous commitments, your volunteer time, and your continuous prayers. Watch for updates on the building and updates on the campaign. For this dream to be reality, it must be a shared experience with a central focus. That focus is to know Jesus Christ and to make Jesus Christ known!
To give to the campaign, you can click here:
For more information about this campaign, please contact the church office at 952-888-2475.