God has already blessed us so much over the last 15 years. We can't wait to see what He will do through us in a permanent church home!
No gift is too small! You can make your pledge to the Building The Kingdom campaign HERE
Please also pray for the Lord’s guidance and provision, and pray that our leaders and congregation will be sensitive to God’s Spirit and where He would have us go.
A gift is any amount given by a supporter. A pledge, however, is any amount a supporter promises, or pledges, to give over time. Our campaign runs through June 1, 2028. If you choose to pledge, consider what you might be able to contribute over the next 5 years and consider pledging that amount. Through the online pledge campaign form, each supporter will be able to set the pace at which he or she follows through on giving towards their pledged amount.
How do I make a one-time gift?
If you’d like to make a one-time gift, select the “As Can” option on the online pledge campaign form and fill in the amount you wish to give.
You may also pay by check, made payable to Downtown Church with "DC Building Fund" in the memo line. They may be dropped in the offering box on Sunday morning or mailed to P.O. Box 3923, Memphis, TN 38173.
Yes, we have a signed contract for 480 Beale St. However, the leaders of Downtown Church are currently in the process of drilling down on the costs of renovating the building, as well as the long-term costs of operating the building, and assessing whether it is wise to move forward in purchasing this property. We ask that you bathe this process in prayer, and that the Spirit would give wisdom and discernment to our leaders.
Renovation is estimated to take approximately 4-6 months, depending on how much renovation is required and when renovation begins. Our hope is to have the purchase and renovation completed by December 31, 2023.
Downtown Church is currently debt free. Achieving our $3.5 million goal in both cash and pledge commitments by June 1, 2023, will help us minimize debt, though some may be required to bridge the difference between cash received now and cash pledged in the future. The Session and Building Committee have already formed a Stewardship Committee to consider the various financial scenarios and make recommendations on the most prudent path forward. We will continue to wisely steward the church’s finances as the Lord continues to bless our church.
Our current capital campaign is not specific to 480 Beale. Street Ministries has been and continues to be a gracious host, but Downtown Church has been asked to identify its next home as soon as possible. If our plans fall through for 480 Beale, the Session and Building Committee will therefore be stewarding the funds raised toward our continued search for a future home.
To make a pledge or to give now, CLICK HERE. There will also be printed pledge cards available in the foyer of Streets on Sunday mornings, as another option for donors.
Checks must be made payable to Downtown Church with "DC Building Fund" in the memo line. They may be dropped in the offering box on Sunday morning or mailed to P.O. Box 3923, Memphis, TN 38173.