GOD HAS A LOT TO OFFER
OUR SHARED VISION
Nativity’s Mission and Vision is the foundation for all we do:
Loved by God, We Love Others Courageously
OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $500,000 TO BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
Technology Enhancements: 40% of monies raised
THE WORLD NEEDS WHAT GOD HAS TO OFFER.
Reach out to new people using live streaming and video, and improve the experience of our existing congregation by providing better access to “their church”. Having high quality and effective communication tools are essential in today’s fast-paced, highly connected world. God has a lot to offer via Nativity and we want to make it accessible to the larger community. Having the capacity to produce diverse live streaming as well as video will allow us to reach out to a much more diverse and broad community of people.
Highlights of the technology enhancements:
LED lighting will replace outdated luminescent bulbs. Remote shades will be installed to control the sunlight entering the sanctuary through the stained glass windows.
An upgrade of the speaker system will produce better quality sound, improve how sound fills the room, and allow Nativity to produce quality recordings.
Update/replacement of current infrastructure to remove squeaks and buzzing.
New control board will allow additional inputs for Nativity’s large productions and make it easier for volunteers to produce events.
New wireless microphones will improve sound quality when used by speakers and performers. Current wireless microphones will be illegal in two years!
Upgrading current video from low resolution to high definition so the congregation and online community will see clear, crisp pictures.
High definition cameras will improve viewing both in the sanctuary and to Nativity’s online community. No more washed out images!
Laser projectors paired with wide, high definition screens will produce amazingly clear video in the sanctuary.
Intertwine: A New Faith Community (church): 10% of monies raised
PEOPLE NEED WHAT GOD HAS TO OFFER.
Reach out to new people by giving a one-time gift to support a new congregation called Intertwine NE. Nativity became a reality in 1957 because Northeast congregations and people were generous. In gratitude we would like to do the same. It is clear that people ache to experience unconditional love but often see established churches as forbidding places. Intertwine NE
is intentional about breaking down barriers in an effort to help anyone and everyone experience inclusion, love, truth, and healing in their unique way as they search for their own connection to God and Jesus. New faith communities connect with new people.
Ministry Expansion: 40% of monies raised
WE NEED WHAT GOD HAS TO OFFER.
We are currently paying nearly $50,000 per year on a mortgage
of $400,000. This is a manageable debt for our size congregation, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if these funds could be used for ministry and staffing? As we free our operating budget from debt management we can reallocate funds to expand ministry with
new program and staffing possibilities. Nativity is working with a consultant to assess current and future staffing needs.
Future Building Needs: 10% of monies raised
OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS WHAT GOD HAS TO OFFER.
A building is an effective tool for reaching out when it is designed to care for the needs of the community. Nativity’s building has been an effective tool that is used heavily. We will need to be studied in order to anticipate future needs. $50,000 would be used to engage an architectural firm to make strategic recommendations for how to best address building needs and future possibilities.