As of Monday, September 16, the Make Room Campaign has raised $1,984,140. One-hundred seventy-four (174) home visits (53% of congregation) have been scheduled. The goal is to visit all 330 households. Thank you for your generosity and continued support!
Make Room Testimonies from Our church family
Campaign Steering Committee
campaign question of the week, 9.18.2019
How do we make a pledge?
You will be visited personally by a fellow church member who has volunteered to help with the capital campaign. He or she will explain the plans for the campaign and will give you a booklet with all the details.
You will have an opportunity to ask questions, so that you fully understand the church’s mission and direction. They will then ask you to consider giving a specific amount. If you are prepared to make your pledge, they can assist you in filling out your pledge card. If you need additional time for prayer and reflection, a time for a follow-up visit or phone call can be arranged. Pledge cards are never left with anyone to fill out at a later time.
Who will know how much we pledge?
Your pledge is essentially confidential. Only a very few people who receive and record gifts will see your pledge, and they are committed to maintaining confidentiality.
Campaign question of the week, 9.11.2019
I have many financial commitments. Do I need to make a pledge right now?
We understand that there are competing commitments in everyone’s life. The decision to pledge is ultimately yours, and we encourage you to do what’s best for you, after careful prayer and consideration. Our hope is that the members and friends of Dutilh will collectively hear God’s call to make room as God’s mission through Dutilh Church, and will make it a priority to pledge to the capital campaign. Our mission is the most important mission in the world – we eternally change lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
campaign question of the week, 9.4.2019
Has the church researched my financial capabilities?
campaign question of the week, 8.28.2019
Campaign question of the week, 8.21.2019
Is it better to be cautious or optimistic when filling out the pledge card?
Our advice is to be reasonably optimistic regarding the total amount indicated on your pledge card. The pledge card is not a legal document, but a statement of your best intentions. The church will be trying to make reasonable plans for the future based on the total amount pledged. If you think that you will probably give more than what you have pledged, it would be helpful to the church’s planning efforts to indicate the higher amount on the pledge card now.
campaign question of the week, 8.14.2019
How will I know how much to pledge?
Only you know how much you can give as you structure your gift over a three-to-five-year period. We believe God hears and answers us when we prayerfully seek Him. We would ask that you begin now to prayerfully seek the Lord and allow Him to speak to your heart as to what you should give to the capital campaign. It is not about equal giving among the church members; it is about equal sacrifice. God can lead you to a personal discovery of the right level of generosity for you.
How can I help make visits?
Three things are required to join the visitation team:
You must have already had or are in the process of having your visit.
You must make a pledge to the MAKE ROOM capital campaign.
You must attend a one-hour training session.
Contact our Campaign Director, Greg Holt, at 502-851-7473 for more information and to schedule a personal training session—or see any one of the campaign visitors.
Campaign Question of the Week, 8.7.2019
How long with the capital campaign last?
This question has two answers:
Dutilh Church has more than 330 households. Our goal is to visit every household. Our campaign visitation will continue until we have accomplished this goal.
The capital campaign is for a temporary time-frame of 3 - 5 years. Pledges are paid during this period.
campaign question of the week, 7.31.2019
Campaign Question of the Week, 7.24.2019
What is a pledge?
A pledge is a covenant between your household and God. It is your faith’s best intent. It is not a legally binding contract, and no one will come trying to collect.
If your financial situation changes for the worse during the 3 - 5 years of your pledge and you are unable to fulfill your intention, your pledge will be forgiven—no questions asked.
Campaign Question of the Week, 7.17.2019
Do I need to make a pledge?
Yes, even if your current financial situation does not allow me to make a pledge at this time. The capital campaign is for a period of 3-5 years. If you plan and budget, your financial situation should improve over time, unless you are on a limited income such as Social Security. For instance, you could still pledge to the campaign and begin your payments as far out as year 2, 3, or even 4. The important thing is to let the church know of your financial intention by making a pledge. Only this way can the church properly plan as they begin to build and refresh the facility.
Campaign Question of the Week, 7.10.2019
Do I have to have a visit to give to the Capital Campaign?
No, but we ask you to consider having a visit. Every person and every household of Dutilh Church is important, and we want to honor you by having a personal visit. If you don’t want us to come to your home, you can choose to meet at church, at a local coffee shop, or anywhere you feel comfortable. Your visitors will share a brochure that has been created to communicate the details of the master plan.
If you are absolutely opposed to having a visit, please contact our Campaign Director, Greg Holt, at 502-851-7473 to make arrangements to fill out your campaign pledge card. We do not give out pledge cards to be taken home and turned in later. Pledge cards must be obtained from our Campaign Director.
Campaign Question of the Week, 7.3.2019
What is a capital campaign visit?
It is an opportunity for Dutilh members to get to know one another on a more personal level. It’s friends visiting with friends who share a common passion for Dutilh Church. It is not a high pressured sales call. You will not be asked to write a check. Your visitors will share with you a campaign brochure that has been created to communicate the details of the master plan. The brochure is yours to keep and to reference.
Toward the end of the visit you will be asked to prayerfully consider giving an inspirational and sacrificial gift over the next 3-5 years to implement the master plan. Eighty percent of those we visit do not make their pledge at the time of the visit. Only after prayerful consideration do we ask that you fill out your pledge card. This can be done before or after any worship service here at the church so as not to take away time from your busy schedule.
When a Volunteer Visitor calls to schedule your appointment, please say YES!
Results of Special Conference Vote
Results from Special Church Conference on May 19, 2019:
YES - 185 votes
NO - 11 votes
ABSTAIN - 9 votes
focus group video
If you missed the focus groups in April and May 2019, you can watch the video on YouTube.
Use this link to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Facility Master plan - PDF
In October 2018, we shared these slides at Dutilh’s Town Hall Meeting. Please CLICK HERE to see all the slides.