FAQ'S

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Pledge

Why are we asking you to pledge?


It all goes back to planning. You deserve for the team at Northpoint Church to be wise stewards of the resources invested here. Pledging helps us know if we have enough money in the months ahead to move forward. This is based on a principle Jesus taught in Luke 14:28: "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” We are currently out of space in most of our environments. In order to be for Austin, we need more space and resources to love and lead our community well.




Is my pledge amount in addition to my regular giving at Northpoint church?


Yes. Your regular giving supports the general operation of the church while your pledge fulfillment goes directly to support For Austin and our future home.




Is my pledge amount for the whole capital campaign or is it per year?


Your pledge amount is the total you are choosing to give throughout the entire campaign, which goes through December 2020. This campaign has been structured to allow giving across three year-end periods. For example: If you pledge $100,000, you could give $10,000 at the end of 2018, $45,000 by the end of 2019, and complete your pledge with $45,000 in 2020.




Where do I send my building fund checks?


We would recommend you automate your pledge fulfillment through our online giving system. You can sign up to do so by clicking HERE. If you prefer to mail a check, you can send them directly to: Northpoint Church Attn: For Austin 1320 Arrow Point Dr. Ste. 201 Cedar Park, TX, 78613




What happens if we don't raise 5 million?


While we are trusting God will provide, the money pledged will only be used to secure our future home. We will move forward with buying land regardless as real estate prices will only increase and is an appreciating asset, because we’re clearly going to need to take this step at some point in the near future. Your pledge will go into a fund that will allow us to move forward with increasing capacity as soon as is possible and responsible.





Building

When will construction begin?


Construction on our new home will begin late 2019 with the project completed within 18 months.




Why not just move more people to first and third service?


The primary time for a first time guest to come to church is 10:00am. The best analysis from around the country would say when you are full in your largest service, you are full as a church. Even with perfect distribution, we’re going to be capped in our current facility between 750 and 800 people. In addition, the capacity challenge goes beyond just adult attendance in the auditorium, as our children and student environments are affected as services fill as well.




How does the facility allow us to be more FOR you, the next generation, and our community?


We know the church is not a building, but a movement of people. In our context and culture a building to call home is one of the greatest tools to create environments where we can love and lead people well. Adequate capacity allows for gathering, facilitating, reaching, equipping, developing, serving, and ministering to people. Core to our mission is providing opportunities and irresistible environments for people to experience growth, belonging, and purpose. Just as our current leased space has allowed us to serve our community in more ways than in the past, this next move will make possible what hasn’t been before.




Will the building be used for other purposes?


As it stands, our current facility is in use every day of the week. It will be used for leadership development, groups, children’s and student events, and more. We’re open to using the facility for anything that furthers our mission and vision. We do not currently have any plans for other paid uses of the facility.




In what ways is Northpoint for our community?


Northpoint believes in the power of community, both inside the church and outside our church. Within our church community, we have community groups that meet weekly to help each other grow relationally and spiritually. We also believe that it’s difficult to experience the fullness of what these small group communities have to offer if they don’t serve together outside the church. As such, Northpoint has partnered with organizations all across the Greater Austin area so our groups can have a tangible, powerful, and helpful impact on our larger community. Find out more and ways that you and your group can get involved.





All

Where do I send my building fund checks?


We would recommend you automate your pledge fulfillment through our online giving system. You can sign up to do so by clicking HERE. If you prefer to mail a check, you can send them directly to: Northpoint Church Attn: For Austin 1320 Arrow Point Dr. Ste. 201 Cedar Park, TX, 78613




Why not just move more people to first and third service?


The primary time for a first time guest to come to church is 10:00am. The best analysis from around the country would say when you are full in your largest service, you are full as a church. Even with perfect distribution, we’re going to be capped in our current facility between 750 and 800 people. In addition, the capacity challenge goes beyond just adult attendance in the auditorium, as our children and student environments are affected as services fill as well.




What happens if we don't raise 5 million?


While we are trusting God will provide, the money pledged will only be used to secure our future home. We will move forward with buying land regardless as real estate prices will only increase and is an appreciating asset, because we’re clearly going to need to take this step at some point in the near future. Your pledge will go into a fund that will allow us to move forward with increasing capacity as soon as is possible and responsible.




How does the facility allow us to be more FOR you, the next generation, and our community?


We know the church is not a building, but a movement of people. In our context and culture a building to call home is one of the greatest tools to create environments where we can love and lead people well. Adequate capacity allows for gathering, facilitating, reaching, equipping, developing, serving, and ministering to people. Core to our mission is providing opportunities and irresistible environments for people to experience growth, belonging, and purpose. Just as our current leased space has allowed us to serve our community in more ways than in the past, this next move will make possible what hasn’t been before.




Will the building be used for other purposes?


As it stands, our current facility is in use every day of the week. It will be used for leadership development, groups, children’s and student events, and more. We’re open to using the facility for anything that furthers our mission and vision. We do not currently have any plans for other paid uses of the facility.




Why are we asking you to pledge?


It all goes back to planning. You deserve for the team at Northpoint Church to be wise stewards of the resources invested here. Pledging helps us know if we have enough money in the months ahead to move forward. This is based on a principle Jesus taught in Luke 14:28: "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” We are currently out of space in most of our environments. In order to be for Austin, we need more space and resources to love and lead our community well.




Is my pledge amount in addition to my regular giving at Northpoint church?


Yes. Your regular giving supports the general operation of the church while your pledge fulfillment goes directly to support For Austin and our future home.




Is my pledge amount for the whole capital campaign or is it per year?


Your pledge amount is the total you are choosing to give throughout the entire campaign, which goes through December 2020. This campaign has been structured to allow giving across three year-end periods. For example: If you pledge $100,000, you could give $10,000 at the end of 2018, $45,000 by the end of 2019, and complete your pledge with $45,000 in 2020.




When will construction begin?


Construction on our new home will begin late 2019 with the project completed within 18 months.




In what ways is Northpoint for our community?


Northpoint believes in the power of community, both inside the church and outside our church. Within our church community, we have community groups that meet weekly to help each other grow relationally and spiritually. We also believe that it’s difficult to experience the fullness of what these small group communities have to offer if they don’t serve together outside the church. As such, Northpoint has partnered with organizations all across the Greater Austin area so our groups can have a tangible, powerful, and helpful impact on our larger community. Find out more and ways that you and your group can get involved.





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