FIVE YEAR VISION

NEIGHBORHOOD TO NATIONS

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"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20

CONNECTING

Jesus Christ

life changing

GOSPEL OF

everyone

WITH THE

OUR MISSION

A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR

Dear Connect Church Family,

When we planted Connect Church in 2018, we never realized all that God had in store for His church. We serve a God who is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). Hundreds of people have come to faith in Jesus in the past three years. We have watched and celebrated new believers as they took their next step in their faith and were baptized. From the hundreds who are in Connect Groups each week, to the hundreds who serve in the life of Connect Church - we are grateful.

Our heartbeat remains strong, we desire above all to make much of Jesus and to connect everyone with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our vision is clear; we are going to love God, love people, and make disciples. As our community grows, Connect Church must grow as well. With tens of thousands of people without a church home across our community and many thousands of people without a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ, the work and mission of Connect Church has never been more important and has never been more urgent.

This 5 Year Plan contains our prayed-through vision for the next five years in the life and ministry of Connect Church. One thing is for sure, without HIM, none of this is possible. There is something else we are certain of; we need YOU. Together we must pray like never before, share the gospel like never before, serve like never before, and give like never before!

We are ready to move forward as a church, to take hold of the vision that has been cast, and to continue connecting everyone with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ!

     In Christ,

     Anthony Kendall

     Lead Pastor

     Connect Church

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The Barn

SUMMER 2014

First dreaming conversation

about a potential church

plant....one day!

JAN. 19th, 2018

First Connect Church salvation while at Chickfila!

JAN. 21st, 2018

First meeting at the King's Barn to share the

vision of Connect Church

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The Lodge

APR. 1st, 2018 - Easter

Connect Church launches on Sunday evenings at Hidden Mountain's

Lodge to prepare for Sunday morning launch

APR. 1st, 2018 - Easter

First salvation and baptism at the Lodge on Easter Sunday

JUN. 26th, 2018

First prayer meeting for the Ridge space. (At the time, it wasn't the Ridge. It was an empty building.) Our team walked through and prayed for God to give us the space

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The Ridge

SEPT. 30th, 2018

Connect Church launches on Sunday

morning at 10am at the Ridge!

APR. 20th, 2019 - Easter

Connect Church launches second service time. We went from 10am to 9am and 11am.

SEPT. 29th, 2019 - 1 Year Anniversary

Celebrated over 50 baptisms in the first year of Connect Church's ministry.

FEB. 2020

Special Needs Ministry launched at Connect Church.

MAR. 2020

COVID-19. Connect Church went digital and God uses Connect Church in ways we didn't believe possible online.

SEPT. 27th, 2020 - Two Year Anniversay

Two years of ministry to celebrate! In a digitally

focused year, we saw thousands of people watch our services from all over the world due to the 2020 pandemic.

AUG. 25th, 2021 - Group Night

We see over 200 people involved in our first Wednesday evening group night! More people are connecting in small groups than ever!

THE STORY OF

CONNECT CHURCH

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Ephesians 3:20-21

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The Story of Connect Church

is the Story of its People...

Mallory Lafollette
"The mission statement of Connect is reaching the people outside of the
walls and unchurched people."

Christian Haynes
"I've never had as close friendships that I have now. The Young Adult Ministry is basically my family."

Teresa Teasley
"Not being native to this area, we have just made friends that we will probably have for a lifetime."

Tilon Simms
"Connect Church provided me
with the community that I'd been longing for."

Carrie Murphy
"The people here are incredible...and I love each of them deeply. Connect church, for me, is my family."

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THE
STORY
ISN'T OVER...

FIVE YEAR GOALS

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:3

1,000

SALVATIONS

AND BAPTISMS

1,500

PEOPLE

CONNECTING WITH

CONNECT CHURCH

LOVE

GOD

1,000

PEOPLE IN

CONNECT GROUPS

4-5

CAMPUSES & CHURCHES PLANTED

1,000

PEOPLE

SERVING

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT KIDZ

LOVE PEOPLE

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT STUDENTS

300

CONNECTED IN

CONNECT YOUNG

ADULTS

OPEN COFFEE SHOP

TO EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

MAIN CAMPUS

OF CONNECT CHURCH & CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STARTED

MAKE

DISCIPLES

FOR THE SUN TO NEVER SET ON CONNECT CHURCH MISSIONS

AROUND THE WORLD

2

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS REACHED WITH

THE GOSPEL

2021-22

2023-24

BY 2025

A GLIMPSE AT THE FIVE YEAR VISION

People. People are at the heart of our mission: connecting everyone with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. People aren’t the means to an end. They are the end. They are the goal. Each item behind our 5 year vision focuses on reaching as many people with that life changing Gospel. As we continue to work hard to connect everyone with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, we also continue to dream, to plan, and to look towards the future. Below is a glimpse into the next 5 years in the life and ministry of Connect Church!

During the first two years, we will locate and identify land to be the future home of Connect Church. We want to acquire the land and raise the funds to build this home debt free. We will launch the giving campaign and continue to raise funds in order to see this vision happen! During this time, preparations for Connect Christian Academy will begin.

Once land is identified, we will hire an architectural firm to help us cast vision for a future home of Connect Church. We will begin a 1-2 year giving campaign to raise money to build debt free. Preparations to launch Connect Christian Academy will continue.

We desire a home for Connect Church by 2025. We also desire to launch Connect Christian Academy alongside the launching of Connect Church main campus

All these times must remain flexible as opportunities present themselves

2021+2022

PHASE ONE

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LAUNCH GIVING CAMPAIGN &
IDENTIFY LAND FOR FUTURE HOME OF CONNECT CHURCH

2023+2024

A HOME FOR CONNECT CHURCH IS BUILT AND

CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IS LAUNCHED

DEBT FREE

PHASE TWO

2025 and Beyond

BEGIN SITEWORK FOR THE FUTURE HOME OF

CONNECT CHURCH AND PREPARE FOR THE LAUNCH OF

CONNECT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

"Unless the Lord builds this house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."

Psalm 127:1

PRAY 

LIKE NEVER BEFORE

How should you pray?

The Land

Pray that God would prepare and provide land for Connect Church's home.

The Leadership

Pray for Connect Church leadership
who will be leading this project.

The Project

Pray that we would be in God’s will throughout this entire project.

"Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:5-7

"True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice."
Billy Graham

SHARE

LIKE NEVER BEFORE

How should you share?

Social Media

We are on Facebook and Instagram. A simple share on a post or like on our facebook page can bring awareness to this campaign.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

Word of Mouth

An effective way to share is simply talking to others about what the Lord is doing here at Connect Church. Don't doubt that God can use you to help push this campaign forward!

The Gospel

The true "good news" isn't this building
campaign. The good news is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Connect everyone with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

That's why we exist!

GET INVOLVED

GIVE

Generosity matters. At Connect Church, we believe we should be generous because God was and is generous to us. We all have the opportunity to take part in this 5 year vision by giving. Your giving isn't toward a building. It's towards people.

Become a Financial Partner

One Time

Giving at Connect Church is simple and secure. We have financial teams in place that audit our accounts. Our online giving portal is kept secure through encryption and secure connections.

Make Checks to

Connect Church

Write "5 Year Vision" in the memo

Monthly Recurring

Contact us

An easy way to give is by setting up monthly recurring donations. You can set this up by following the instructions below. All giving at Connect Church is tax deductible.

You can setup any amount

If you have questions about our giving campaign or if you would like to give via phone call or other means, such as cryptocurrency, stocks, or bonds, reach out to us and let us know!

 

Contact

info@cchurch.email

865-365-1750

Instructions
- Input amount
- Select "5 Year Vision Fund"

- Select Frequency
- Input Email and Name
- Input Payment Method

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency
in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”


2 Corinthians 9:6-8

GIVING CAMPAIGN

Giving Campaign Goals

TOTAL GOAL

$10,000,000

5%

2%

6%

5%

72%

10%

Project Budget Allocations

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Building & Site

AVL

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Design

IT/Security

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Contingency

FF & E

*As prices in the industry increase/decrease and as opportunities arise, this plan could look different. However, God knows how it will all work out and we are trusting

in Him for His will to be accomplished.