Dear Woodmont Family,

For several years, the leadership of Woodmont has been visioning and brainstorming for the future. This has involved multiple boards, visioning committees, and strategic planning initiatives. Our church has grown and continues to have significant energy and momentum. We believe that now is the time for us to step boldly into the next chapter with courage, faith, and excitement.

We have now kicked off a fall capital campaign called “Building for Our Future” that is grounded in our mission and core vision areas: Worship, Spiritual Formation, Mission, Families, and Healing. We are trusting God and working to raise the necessary funds to:

  1. Build additional children’s classrooms, entrance, and gathering area on the south end which will alleviate Sunday School overcrowding.
  2. Build a multi-use chapel for worship, smaller weddings, funerals, speakers, and special events. This will also make Drowota Hall avaliable for other activities.
  3. Renovations to South Hall to continue our existing outreach ministries with hopes to build a “missional cafe.”

We already have commitments from lead donors and long-time members. This packet contains detailed information, drawings, statistics, and frequently asked questions that we want to answer. There are going to be multiple small group opportunities for all members to find out more about what we are proposing. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with specific questions. I hope and pray that you will be a part of this important campaign as Woodmont looks to the future in faith, hope, and love.

With Gratitude and Excitement,

Dr. Clay Stauffer

Senior Minister

Our Past Legacy

The Wonder of Woodmont

For 75 years, Woodmont has been a beacon and a bridge in this community. Our Mission Statement of Seeking God, Sharing Love and Serving Others has always been the core value we embrace. Those values have been lived by Woodmonters from the original meeting of the founders in a small classroom in 1943 to today’s worship where over 800 come each Sunday to seek, share and love. Every day of the week hundreds carry out the ministry of the church both on campus and throughout the community.

Woodmont's growth to reach even more lives

After that first gathering of Woodmonters in July of 1943, they purchased the Stone residence (our current church offices) in September. In July of 1945 an additional acre of land was purchased for the sanctuary. Sanctuary construction started in November of 1947. In 1958 the “gap building” (current home of the preschool, was added. South Hall was purchased in 1959. Drowota Hall was completed in 1986. Campbell West was purchased in 1989. 2002 saw the completion of an addition that created the gathering hall, boardroom and classrooms for the children and youth. As we look back on these projects, we can see that having adequate space has enabled new and larger programs that allow more lives to come closer to Christ and one another.

Our Future Legacy

This view shows the existing building and the area where the addition is planned.

Planning leading to this reccomendation

For several years, Woodmont leadership has been seeking God’s direction for the congregation. In 2011 a survey went to the entire congregation. From the results we found that the three most important ministries to our congregation are worship, children’s and youth ministries, and outreach. A Master Plan Committee presented their recommendations to a congregational breakfast in 2014. The plan called for proceeding with a renovation of our Preschool and moving ahead with planning for an addition to the south for a multi-use chapel and additional space for our children’s classrooms. The board approved hiring of Centric Architects and formed a committee to work with them to develop plans. Those plans have been priced and are the core of this proposed addition. In addition, South Hall will be upgraded to better accommodate current and future outreach ministries.

A Glance At The Plans

Financials

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY ARE WE DOING A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN RIGHT NOW?

This is the result of over several years of visioning and strategic planning by the church’s leadership. Multiple boards and committees have analyzed and discussed our need for additional space. We have significant support from lead donors and long time members. We have experienced tremendous growth at Woodmont in recent years which has resulted in some “good problems.” This is the time to do it.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF THIS CAMPAIGN?

1) Adding five additional children’s classrooms , a gathering area, and grand entry on the south end of the building.
2) Building a multi-use chapel on the second floor that is inspired by the existing architecture of the church.
3) Renovations to South Hall to continue our existing outreach ministries with hopes to build a “missional cafe.”

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE CAMPAIGN?

8 Million Dollars

ARE WE GOING TO GO INTO DEBT?

Our goal is to raise the entire amount without taking on long term debt. This will obviously depend on the generosity of the membership. There will be a need for construction loans as pledges are paid over a period of three years.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PAY THE PLEDGE?

Pledges can be paid over a three year period: 2018, 2019, 2020.

I NEVER GO TO THE BRIDGE OR THE CHILDREN’S SPACE SO WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN?

This campaign is to lay the foundation for the church’s future. Many have sacrificed to get Woodmont where it is today. Woodmont is blessed to be drawing many young people and families and we want to keep the momentum going.

WILL THIS PROJECT GIVE US ADDITIONAL PARKING?

Yes! We continue to have parking challenges so additional parking will be added around the back South Hall as a part of this project.

Make Your Commitment

Commitment Form