Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we launching a capital campaign?
In the last several years, we have outgrown our ministry spaces. Children, students, and adults who participated in Wednesday night ministries have been squeezed into every available room. Attendance at Vacation Bible School has had to be capped. The Youth House only holds 15 students (and also need significant structural repairs and updates). All-church meals can be safely held in the Fellowship Hall only if less than 90 people participate. Restrooms are not ADA compliant.
What are we building?
With God’s help, we plan to build a new facility west of the alley behind the church, and also to repurpose several rooms in our current building. The new facility will include a large space in which we can prepare and enjoy meals together, welcome our community, and provide gathering and activity space for all ages.
How much will it cost?
Current estimates are $1.7-2.0 million to construct a 10,000-12,000 square foot facility west of the alley and to repurpose part of our existing space. We hope to raise $1.25 million through this capital campaign, and to fund the remainder of the project through existing funds, savings, and a mortgage.
When will the building be done?
Of course, the building’s completion date depends on a number of factors, particularly how long it takes to raise funds. The campaign officially launches on Sunday, March 6, 2022; we hope to raise all necessary funds over a 3-year period. We need to raise 50% of the project cost before starting construction.
How can I help?
- PRAY for God’s direction both as individuals and as a church body! Prayer opportunities include the 40 Days of Prayer, Community Prayer Walk, Prayer Journey and 12 Hours of Prayer. You can pick up a prayer guide at the church or view the guide here.
- ATTEND the Vision Event on March 20 following worship. Share in the excitement of ECC Princeton can grow in mission. Bring your visions for ministry and any questions!
- COMPLETE a Commitment Card below, make a First Fruits offering, and bring your offering on April 10 (or mail it to the church office). You may also give online here.
- CELEBRATE with us on Sunday, April 10. This will be a time of giving our offerings and commitments for the campaign, and rejoicing in what the Lord can accomplish through our mission as a church.
We ask everyone who calls ECC Princeton home to prayerfully consider giving sacrificially for a 3-year period, over and above regular general fund and mission support. For more information, please view our Growing the Mission brochure.