Here at Southland, our vision is to unleash a revolution of love to reach lost people all across Kentucky. Our Unleashed offering is your chance to partner with us through your generosity to make sure the life-changing message of Jesus is shared with more people all across the state. To find out more about that vision and how to unleash it, read below.
Georgetown Campus Building
Proceeds from Unleashed will be investing in our Georgetown campus. Specifically, Unleashed contributions will allow us to continue building a permanent church building for that campus without incurring any debt.
Proceeds from Unleashed will also go to our thriving student ministry at each of our campuses. Specifically, the investment will go towards our summer high school and middle school trips. Your generosity allows 500 students to go on week-long, life-changing trips.
Georgetown Campus Building
Proceeds from Unleashed will be investing in our Georgetown campus. Specifically, Unleashed contributions will allow us to purchase property in Georgetown as a first step to building a permanent church building for that campus without incurring any debt. Check out the video below to hear more.
Just as last years "This is Home" offering, proceeds from Unleashed will also go to our thriving student ministry at each of our campuses. Specifically, the investment will go towards our summer high school and middle school trips. This will allow 500 students to go on week-long, life-changing trips.
We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can join us on December 2nd to financially support our vision to unleash a revolution of love as we challenge each person to give $200.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here's a few answers to our most common questions.
How is Unleashed offering different than general giving?
General fund giving enables Southland to carry on all of the ministries that help change lives every day. Your generosity supports the staff, environments and support needed to provide compelling Sunday worship experiences, programming for children and students, opportunities for biblical community, and extending hope to others in Kentucky and around the world.
The Unleashed offering on Sunday, December 2 will specifically allow us to do two things; send even more Southland students to life-changing summer trips and purchase property to build a permanent facility for our Georgetown campus.
How do I designate a gift for the Unleashed offering?
Our Unleashed offering will take place at all of our services on Sunday, December 2. All offerings received at those services will be collected for Unleashed. You do not have to make any special notation on your check that day to designate it as Unleashed. Contributions received via online giving on December 2 and the week before December 2 will also be collected for Unleashed.
After December 2, you can continue to give to Unleashed by noting Unleashed in the memo section of your check or by selecting the Unleashed option in Southland’s online giving system.
Do I have to give on December 2, for my offering to count toward the special offering?
If you want to contribute to Unleashed after December 2, you can do so by noting Unleashed in the memo section of your check or by selecting the Unleashed option in Southland’s online giving system.
Why not do a capital campaign to pay for land purchase and facility construction cost?
We don’t want to follow the traditional church funding model of a capital campaign and taking on debt to fund new campuses. Southland has adopted the 10-10-80 approach to our finances; to give 10%, save 10%, and live on 80%. We already give more than 10% of our budget to extend hope outside the walls of Southland through local and global outreach partners and Dollar Club awards. But in the past we haven’t saved 10% for our future because “the second 10%” of our budget has been used to support debt payments on past building projects. But next spring we will be completely out of debt which means we will be able to start saving 10% of our budget to fund future growth of our ministry. Our first priority will be to fund our permanent campus in Georgetown.
How will we pay for the construction of the Georgetown Campus?
We began construction earlier this year and will complete construction in 2019. With God’s blessing, we can do this without taking on any new debt. Over the next two years, we plan to use our end-of-year offerings and the portion of our budget that in the past has been used to pay for debt service to have the funding available to achieve this goal.
Who can I talk to about Southland’s general approach to budgeting and finances?
Kurt Braun is our Executive Director of Operations and Advancement. Feel free to contact Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859 224-1625 if you have any questions about Southland’s finances.
Can I give regularly to the Georgetown Building project?
If you love our plan to build the Georgetown campus without taking on debt and want to partner with Southland financially to help make this happen, you can contact Kurt Braun at email@example.com or 859 224-1625.