The NOW Project
1. By making room for people to come hear about God and by serving them inside the church, thereby giving them the opportunity to know God through Jesus and be transformed for His glory.
2. By reaching out into the community and beyond by meeting the needs of those who are hurting... by being Jesus to those He created, thereby making Christ known outside the church.
Both of these objectives serve God's Kingdom here on earth through Jesus Christ. As we continue on and do the work, He will be glorified. (Eph. 3:20-21)
Because we needed more money to be able to proceed on the new building, Grace launched NOW 12.1 in April of 2011. Through another wave of sacrifice and generosity, that season resulted in commitments of an additional $3M. As those pledges and other NOW giving came in ahead of schedule, we were able to secure financing and break ground on the new worship center on 12-12-12 at 12:00 noon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do We Need To Grow?Church growth research shows that once a church reaches 80% capacity in prime time services, the church stops growing. Grace Church has exceeded that mark in both the 10am and 11:30am services. Additionally, the Worship Center room design further adds to that problem because it’s so difficult to reach inside seats. The “feel” of the room being full keeps guests from returning and snuffs out growth. Remember, Matthew 28 charges us with making disciples and God’s chosen tool for that is the Church. If we have no room, it hampers our ability to make disciples.
Does a Larger Church Make a Greater Impact?As a larger Church, we have opportunity to be more effective as we reach out into the city, nation and world in the name of Jesus. A larger body of believers working together can indeed have greater impact…
Case in point: Grace's year end gift (offering) generated a substantial gift Awaken, Inc to fight against sex trafficking in Reno. That gift could not have been as large or effective if we were a small congregation. As we grow, our capacity to love, support, and help those Jesus calls us to will be magnified.
When Will the Building Be Finished?Sierra Builders of Nevada are working hard on our new building as we speak.
Their target date for completion is November of 2013. Thankfully the weather has been cooperating and as of right now we are running on schedule. We will be sure to post specifics as we get them.