Vision Builders

What it’s about

The building helps us to be able to fulfil our vision, which is to “Reach people on a journey to faith and to Build strong followers of Christ”.

Giving to the Building Fund is different to tithing as this fund purely exists for giving towards the cost of the building and the interest expenses.

You can be sure that when you give into Vision Builders, you are not just giving to the four walls of our church, but you are sowing into the vision, activity and lives that the building makes possible. We’d love for everyone in the church to get involved in Vision Builders in whatever capacity you can. It is not about equal giving, but equal sacrifice.

For more specific information about Vision Builders, and how you can be involved, please download the current information brochure Vision Builders Uncharted Territory.

Uncharted Territory

Over the past 22 years, we at C3 Church Hobart have made our home in a number of locations across our beautiful city. Our story began in the Salamanca Arts Centre and the Stanley Burbury Theatre at UTAS, then on to 69 Liverpool Street and finally the Odeon Theatre before we firmly set our foundations here in South Hobart in 2011. As a church, we have seen God move mightily in His provision of this wonderful building where people experience Jesus, do life together and become equipped for His service.

In the book of Joshua, we learn that Joshua was anointed by God as the leader for the next stage of the Israelite journey. In Chapter 3, we read that they are commanded to follow the ark of the covenant, which would lead them in ways that they had never been before. In the same way, we believe that God is calling C3 Church Hobart into uncharted territory; to follow Him into areas we have never been before that we may increasingly impact lives for Jesus.

This has prompted us to shift from what has historically been referred to as the Building Fund to the more relevant Vision Builders. This phrasing accurately captures our vision to manage our building and loan in such a way that financial resources are released and God can use us in ways and places that we have never been before.

We are standing in faith that as we pay down the building loan, funds will be released to see purposeful investment into uncharted territory.

These areas include spending funds to see our children, youth and young adults equipped and encouraged to be the leaders of tomorrow.

In addition, an expansion of our Church offices would provide much needed workspaces for our growing team who faithfully serve throughout the week. These innovations are bold steps but God is calling us to be bold; to be Vision Builders, to step into uncharted territory, to embrace our future and to see lives transformed in His name.

Be blessed as you partner with C3 Church Hobart and give into Vision Builders!

How To Get Involved

1. Prayerfully consider the amount of giving that is appropriate for you.
 This should be your first step in becoming involved.  Pray for both faith and wisdom in making your decision.

2. Make your commitment to the Building Fund.
 During June, you will have an opportunity to make your commitment during the service, by completing a commitment card. Alternatively, you can commit online or obtain a commitment card from the church office at anytime.  The commitment is usually for a one year period.

3. Consider how you will fulfil your commitment.  You will have several options available to you:

  • Make a regular weekly or monthly contribution. Regular giving can be easier to manage, is rewarding and quickly builds up over time.
  • Make a one-off gift.
  • Salary sacrifice. Arrange with your employer to make a deduction from your salary each pay.
  • Direct deposit. You can organise regular payments to be made via internet banking.
  • Online donation(s).

Not Equal Giving But Equal Sacrifice

Any offering of this magnitude will be sacrificial.  We will have to rise to the challenge, yet that challenge will be different for each person. So, our theme is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice.

To sacrifice means to willingly give the best I have for a greater purpose.

Whilst we cannot all give the same amount, we can all sacrifice. This way, everyone can have a part. For some, a sacrificial gift may be $500. For others, it could be $150,000 or more. God will impress a specific amount on your heart if you ask Him.

A sacrificial gift is one that requires you to:

  • change your lifestyle;
  • re-arrange your priorities;
  • actually give up something.

Your sacrificial gift, which is sown in faith, can only be determined by you and the Lord. We urge you to make your gift a matter of prayer, being confident that God will clearly direct you, enabling each to give as he purposed in His heart. 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Our faith goals will come about as a result of our prayerful consideration of the question, “What does God want me to do?” Our response to the challenge before us, must be made on the basis of God’s will for each individual or family.

To determine the rightness of your faith goal, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Was it born in prayer?
  2. Is it truly sacrificial?
  3. Does it involve faith?

Giving to Vision Builders is a financial commitment separate and above what we already give in tithes and offerings. Through prayer and commitment, the offerings we give are important in the growth of the church in reaching and building people.

Creative Ways To Give

Here are some creative ways to help you get involved in Vision Builders:

  1. As a family, give up one of your takeaway meals a week for a meal at home. Missing one meal a week at an average of $20 per family is $1,040 per year.
  2. Give up a habit. Easier said than done, but not impossible. A cappuccino per day for a year costs $1,095.
  3. Commit your income tax refund to the Lord.
  4. Give a gift of assets. You can give real estate, stocks, bonds, gold, cars, boats, etc.
  5. Adjust your holiday. Try having a holiday at home and taking day trips and picnics. Or take a three day holiday instead of a week. This can save $1,000 – $2,000.
  6. Delay a major purchase.
  7. If you have a business, consider making a gift which is tax deductible to the business.
  8. A dollar increase per week. This is a great idea for those who have never given or do not see a way to increase current giving. Start by giving one dollar the first week, then two, then three, etc., praying all along that the Lord would show you a way to add that next dollar and increase each week. If you keep this up for a year you would give $1,345.
  9. Trust Distributions. Input tax credits that apply to distributions from trust funds – these are able to be refunded to the church from the tax office.

 

Vision Builders Commitment

Enter the details of your commitment to the Vision Builders Program below. All information provided will be kept confidential and only used for the purpose of this program.

For more information download the current brochure Vision Builders Uncharted Territory.

Or if you’d like to give directly – here are our bank accounts.

Vision Builders #1 (Tax Deductible)
Acc Name: Christian City Church Tas Inc Building Fund No. 1
Acc #: 1018 4445
Branch: Elizabeth St
BSB: 06 7000

Vision Builders #2 (Non-Tax Deductible)
Acc Name: Christian City Church Tas Inc Building Fund No. 2
Acc #: 10391321
Branch: Elizabeth St
BSB: 06 7000

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Email Address for Statements

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With a willing heart and as an expression of worship, I/we before God commit to give within 12 months, a total of:

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