WHY THIS? WHY NOW?
In September of 2015, Coral Hill Baptist Church took a major step of faith in Moving Forward
Together by initiating three Sunday morning worship services and two Sunday Schools.
As a result, we have seen continued growth in every area of our fellowship. Our worship
numbers have grown from 365 to more than 400; Small Group involvement from 250 to 300;
an increase in ministry participation; annual budget of over $500,000; record giving to our
Great Commission Offering; and the development of a Welcome Center with donuts!
While we rejoice in what God has done, we believe He wants to do greater things among us
and through us. For several years we have been praying, thinking, and discussing the
possibility of constructing a new sanctuary. The time has come for us to take another bold
step in the process of Building His Kingdom…Together.
Building His Kingdom…Together is an ambitious God-sized emphasis that includes the construction of a new sanctuary that can seat up to 400 plus seat auditorium along with an expanded children’s department. By creating more space, we hope to accomplish three primary objectives:
1. More space for worship will allow us to return to two morning worship services and at the same time, increase our Sunday morning worship capacity to 800.
2. More space for ministry will allow us to fulfill the Great Commission more effectively in the development of disciples. Currently we have no room for additional small groups to form on our campus at our 9:30 Sunday School time. An expanded children’s department will address the growing need of ministry to our kids as well as free up eleven more classrooms for adult small groups.
3. More space for missions will create a broader platform from which we can reach our neighbors (85% of Barren County residents are un-churched) and reach our world with the Gospel. It is our hope and commitment that Coral Hill Baptist Church will be known, not for its seating capacity, but for its sending capacity!
Building His Kingdom…Together will demand much prayer, much sacrifice, much work, and much faith. For this vision to become a reality we will need the Lord and one another. I believe God has given us liberty to move forward by faith and it is time to take this next step in Building His Kingdom…Together.
A Letter from Pastor Ray
Why does the church need my pledge?
Every budget is based on projected income. Knowing the amount of finances that will be available aids the Construction Team in their planning and it provides a target date as to when actual construction can begin.
How much should I pledge?
While everyone is encouraged to give, the amount of your pledge is entirely between you and the Lord. Pray about your pledge and then simply respond in faith and obedience. Our motto has been “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.”
How do I make a pledge?
Pledge cards are available at our entrances or in the church office. Fill out the pledge card, put it into a sealed envelope, and then place the envelope in the offering plate during one of our regular services.
Who will see my pledge?
All sealed envelopes are given to our Follow Up Director (Jeff Blevins) who will add your pledged amount to the overall total number of pledges. Your pledge card will then be discarded.
Will I receive an invoice for my pledge?
The fulfillment of your pledge is entirely between you and the Lord. No invoice or billing statement will be sent.
How long will I be expected to pledge?
The initial pledge drive was a three year commitment. However, if you have not made a pledge but would still like to, we encourage you to prayerfully consider making a 12 month pledge during the third and final year of our BHKT campaign (June 2018-May 2019).
Is my pledge also considered a part of my regular tithes and offerings?
Your pledge is above what you currently give in tithes and offerings. Our weekly offerings help us meet the budgeted ministry and mission needs of our church. While a new facility is part of the greater vision, we remain committed to engage in ongoing outreach.
How do I fulfill my pledge?
Specially designed envelopes for the building project are available at our entrances and church office. Put your offering in the envelope, fill out the requested information on the front, and place the envelope in the offering plate. You also may choose to give online: and click “give” at the top of the page. Designate your gift to the construction project. All gifts are tax deductible.
What if I am unable to fulfill my pledge?
Unforeseen circumstances, such as extended sickness, loss or change of jobs, or unexpected debt, may make it necessary for you to reevaluate your pledge amount. You may choose to suspend your pledge until financial stability is regained, extend your pledge beyond the three year commitment, or submit a new pledge amount that reflects your current income.
Can I give more once my pledge is fulfilled?
Absolutely! The estimated cost of the building project is 2.2 million dollars. Once we receive one million dollars, we will begin the construction process. We anticipate borrowing the other necessary funds and will need additional resources to fulfill those financial obligations.
Can I contribute with other means than financial resources?
Yes. While most people will make sacrificial adjustments to their annual budgets, others may choose to donate land, vehicles, houses, jewelry, or any other number of items. The value of these gifts are tax deductible.
BUILDING HIS KINGDOM TOGETHER
Frequently asked questions
PLEASE JOIN US:
PRAY that God would give us an eternal perspective throughout this process (Colossians 3:2)
PRAY that God would safeguard our unity as a Body (Ephesians 4:3)
PRAY that God would guide our Leadership and our Church (Proverbs 3:5-6)
PRAY that God would give each of us the faith to do whatever He asks (Matthew 6:21)
PRAY that God would use this step of faith to change lives for His glory (Romans 11:36)