In 2015, we began to cast vision for the next five years. The leadership team of PromiseLand San Marcos has been praying and brainstorming about where God wants our church in the next five years. We have started crafting our 2020 Vision.
Las Joyas, Guatemala - We have adopted a village in Guatemala and will be totally transforming it.
Fresh Water System $15,000 DONE!
School Bathroom: $10,000 - DONE!
School Kitchen, security fence, & playground: $35,000 - DONE!
New Church $27,000 - DONE!
Small Homes - $9500 each 2018/2019
Small Business Creation - 2020
Cuba Underground Churches - We are sending funds to Cuba to help underground pastors with their weekly expenses. Many of them are unable to work or have any other income. We are helping them with $5000/year. DONE!
Online - Every week our podcast and internet streaming reaches over 300 people in 15 countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ. With better equipment, we can reach a much broader audience. $20,000 DONE!
New Campuses - We are expanding our territory by adding other campuses for Sunday morning worship.
Launch a campus in Lockhart, TX - We hope to start Sunday services there in September 2016. $50,000 DONE!
Buy property for our Lockhart Campus to hold gatherings. We anticipate the down payment costing $175,000
Texas State - We need a full time pastor dedicated to Texas State. We want to do this by 2018. We would like to create a new worship experience for students and young adults that would be on or near the Texas State campus - 2018
Buda/Kyle - 2020
San Marcos Property Improvements
Prayer Trail - We have plans laid out for a scenic hike and bike trail on our San Marcos property. Our congregation will be able to hike and pray around this serene location and find strength from God. IN PROGRESS
Outdoor Wedding Venue and Activity Space - We have a beautiful campus with amazing spaces for outdoor weddings and other social events. 2019/2020
We have a goal for our entire church family to be debt free in the next 10 years. We are pushing forward with different initiatives to help each family find ways to pay off debt, save for retirement, and be more generous than ever. Be listening for different ways you can participate and take advantage of these opportunities.
This “2020 Vision” offering is what we choose to give over and above our regular giving.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY A SPECIAL OFFERING?
As part of God's plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time (2 Corinthians 8:1-15). This special offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2016. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, (we are not) but rather it is to position us to make a greater impact in 2019, both in our city and around the world.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REGULAR OFFERING AND THIS SPECIAL OFFERING?
The normal PromiseLand offering is the regular percentage giving that we set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. It is through our regular offering that the church is able to operate and do ministry.
Special Offerings stretch us to grow in our faith. The special offering should be over and above what you regularly give.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
Because of the size and scope, this special offering will involve everyone! Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Some will be able to give $500 - $5,000. Many will be able to give $100 - $250. Whether you give $30,000 or $30, the issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?
WHEN SHOULD I GIVE?
It’s totally up to you. Please indicate on the offering envelope what portion of your giving will go toward the 2020 Vision by putting that amount in the "missions" field.
ARE MY GIFTS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
All gifts to PromiseLand Church are completely tax-deductible. Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you for your tax preparations. You are not required to utilize a tax-deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.
Have additional questions? Please contact our office administrator Irene@psmchurch.com