Classic Council Road
A classic blend of hymns and choruses with choir and orchestra
Worship that reflects new styles and artist
In September of 2014 we were challenged to take a hard look at the state of our facilities. We had a building that was beyond repair due to years of water and termite damage. Our Worship Center had not been remodeled since it was built (1982), our fellowship center facilities were showing serious signs of wear, our children’s playground was dismal and other areas of the facility were in need of more than just a good cleaning. Another problem, one which had been around since 1963, was that the church lacked a real “main entrance” into the building. All of those issues caused the church to decide that it was time to take care of what God had given to us. Thus began the 2020 Giving Campaign!
Now the building that had all the water and termite damage has been replaced with a beautiful new covered driveway and entry/gathering area. We have a world-class playpark. Our Worship Center has been remodeled and updated and shines as an example to other churches around the country. Our facility has been updated with new paint, carpet, restrooms, technology and other necessary updates. We have taken care of what God has given!
Every person who comes to CRBC benefits from these updates. We are now a destination church for world-class speakers and artists. We continue to be blessed with guests who become active members. CRBC is up to date and ready for the future.
The church decided that the best course of action was to borrow money to complete all of these projects. With a historically low interest rate, that loan allowed the church to complete all of the projects at once instead of as money came in. We now need everyone’s help to payoff this loan. The original loan amount was $2.7 million. Our goal is to pay off this debt by December 2020.
First and foremost we ask that everyone give to the general budget of the church. We like to say that when you give to the budget that everyone wins! Once you have given to the budget then ask the Lord what amount you should be giving to help pay off this debt. You can give to the 2020 Campaign in several ways. In the bucket on Sunday morning you can designate your gift by marking your check or the offering envelope with “2020” and we will make sure that money is put towards the debt payment. We also offer online giving at www.councilroad.org/give where you will find a box for “2020” giving. If you prefer to give via text, you can type the word “building” and then the dollar amount to 405-652-0607.
Another unique way to give to the 2020 Campaign is through your everyday purchases with your credit card or debit card. We have partnered with a new, free app called MustardSeed. You can get the app and choose Council Road Baptist Church as the recipient. When you use the linked card to make a purchase the app will round up the purchase price to the nearest dollar and then send that amount to CRBC where we will put that amount towards the 2020 Campaign. For example, if your purchase is $5.25 the app will charge your card an additional $0.75 and send that amount to CRBC. You can set a limit for how much you want to send as well as a minimum amount to send.
What will you give? How fast can we eliminate this debt? We can’t wait to see how God will use us all to accomplish this goal!