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Vision Builders 2020 2020-09-04T15:16:31+11:00

what is vision builders?

Vision Builders is the annual campaign of C3 Church Devonport which serves as the opportunity to contribute through giving in a way that is about establishing a home for this church.

Our vision is “the building of a healthy growing church which sees lives transformed and Jesus Christ glorified.”

A building is not the vision but we believe it is an important vehicle to serve the purpose of the gathering of the church. We believe wherever possible this is the best way to make disciples – coming together which is demonstrated in the testimonies of those in the video below.

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Dear church,

Sharon and I are continually blown away by what God is doing among all of us.

As I write this letter we are still in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, something that has changed so many lives – some forever – and yet we continue to see the impact of staying focused on the vision of “the building of a healthy growing church which sees lives transformed and Jesus Christ glorified.”

• People have stayed supported and connected throughout the journey through our connect groups (and my personal heroes who run them – you guys are amazing)

• New people continue to join the church which has received added momentum due to the focus of everyone going online and looking for hope

• Lives are continuing to be transformed as seen in the recent “stories of transformation” interviews

• And we are seeing financial giving growing – our church consultant saying that our levels of secondary giving are double what is considered healthy in Australia over the past 12 months

Our desire – our actions – are for a home.  I believe due to the inability to meet it has highlighted the importance, the “why” of coming together and therefore the need to have a space that is “set apart” for His kingdom purposes. The power of worship together to replenish a soul – the power of belonging to contribute to mental health – the power of community to overall well-being.

Vision Builders is the opportunity for each one of us to contribute to these very things –  to have an impact through our giving – to establish a place that is “set apart” so that we know every investment we make has a return for His Kingdom Purposes and leaves a legacy for our children.

1 Chronicles 29:14 says, “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” (NIV)

We ask you to continue to pray for Sharon and I, and the board, as we negotiate on the way forward – our next steps, which we know with confidence God is directing. And to seek God about how He may have you stretch again, maybe for the first time – in how to give with what He has first given to us – that we may indeed walk into what it is for our lives to be set apart for His Kingdom Purposes.

As your Senior Pastors, we want to thank you for your willingness to get involved, to give in such a way, over and above your normal tithe, to Vision Builders.

Blessings,

Ps. Brian and Sharon

what we see.

what we see.

set apart.

2020 THEME

The theme for this year’s Vision Builders has been based on Romans 12:1-2 where Paul urges the church to dedicate themselves to God, being set apart as a living sacrifice, not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of their mind.  This aligns with our vision here at C3 Devonport – to see lives transformed and Jesus Christ glorified.

David wrote in 1 Chronicles 29:14 “Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” (NIV)

We recognise that our finances have first come from God, and we’re thankful that He has given us the privilege of managing it. Through Vision Builders, we can set apart our finances from what He has first given to us, to see His Kingdom Purposes fulfilled, and that generations to come will see the fruit of what has been set apart and sown throughout this season.

I see throughout this season lives being set apart, made holy, transformed, made ready as a work of His Spirit as we commit to offer not only the giving of our finances, but the giving of our whole lives, a holy offering for “His Kindgom purposes”.

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for those yet to come.

2016 THEME

Over the past 5 years we’ve discovered the power of creating pathways into church through a series of events in succession. Easter and Christmas and its surrounding events are a great example of how this has worked. These events have allowed us to see well over 100 visitors on site at times, resulting in greater awareness of C3 Church Devonport, people giving their life to Christ and new families joining the church.
Being connected with The Big Big House has provided us with the opportunity to positively connect with mums in our community, resulting in contributing to the needs of others. The goal of mums connect is to create a bridge into the church for mums of young children in a way that first meets their needs for social connection, community, and ultimately creates a safe space for them to consider and explore their relationship with Jesus, no matter where they are in the faith journey.

there he built an altar.

2017 THEME

Since being on this site we have had up to 3 interns at any time training together – now with 10 having been trained. Interns give a year of their life devoted to a disciplined study of the Word and serving in their gifting areas to contribute towards the vision of the church, and obtaining a nationally recognised Cert IV in Christian Ministry and Theology on completion.   This placing their life on the altar has seen a variety of lives transformed, their own plus the lives of many they find themselves serving and ministering to.  
The Internship is a transformation. The year of focus solely on God has resulted in greater confidence, knowledge, and faith in every aspect of my life. Not only that, but it is has completely transformed my thinking and how I view the world. My problems are not too big for God, my purpose is discovered, along with my callings, and my passion for God has been stoked to burn stronger. My faith is filled, and it leads me on a life full of blessings as I trust in a God who is bigger than I can imagine, as I seek His will and heart.

taking ground.

2018 THEME

As a result of the training and development of interns and new people joining the church, we are positioned to begin to take NEW ground. In February of 2019 Ps Brian and Sharon and Chris and Antonia received a word from Ps. Phil Pringle giving us a prophetical directive about seeing Burnie as the next place to plant a church. This has been enhanced by a growing number of people from the Burnie area joining the church and showing interest. Therefore in consultation with our C3 Regional Overseers (Pastors Shaun and Mirella White) and C3 Wynyard (Pastors Geoff and Fiona Cooper) plans are being put in place for the taking NEW ground in the Burnie area.

throughout all generations.

2019 THEME

One of our great values is our “family feel”, and there is a wide variety of age groups represented at C3 Church Devonport.  This value is so well displayed by the amount of people part of our connect groups – it’s an incredible outworking of our vision to grow healthy disciples. In a recent church consult, Ps. John Finkelde of Grow a Healthy Church stated that this church has one of the healthiest levels of sign-ups to connect groups (over 75%) of any church he has worked with.

testimonies.

ron-and-deb We give into Vision Builders because we are 100% committed to embracing the vision of C3 Devonport “to build a healthy growing church.” We believe there are advantages in having a permanent space to call home. We love that Vision Builders is something that we get to do side by side with the C3 family, unified in one purpose, to build His church! We see our sacrificial giving as an investment in the future of our C3 family and the future of the generations yet to come.
– Ron and Deb
We started Vision Builders 3 years ago, after two months of coming to C3 Devonport. We knew that sowing into a prophetic vision would bring God’s provision to meet our commitment, but more than that we believed in the vision of C3 Church. Each year we increased our Vision Builders to stretch our faith and remarkably my income has increased each year and Meghan’s new business has thrived; along with our increased giving.
– David and Meghan

Partnering with Vision Builders.

Our vision is that all would be involved in giving to Vision Builders (over and above their tithes) to see His Kingdom Purposes fulfilled at C3 Church Devonport. Please prayerfully consider the level of giving that you feel is appropriate for you and your family, based on wisdom and faith. The philosophy of Vision Builders is equal sacrifice, not equal giving – and no amount is insignificant.

Plan and write down how you will fulfill your pledge, and keep giving as regularly as possible so your commitment doesn’t become a burden.

Once you’ve decided on your level of giving, you can make a formal commitment to give whatever sum of money you feel God is asking you to give. Once you’re ready we encourage you to make a formal commitment by clicking the PLEDGE button below or completing a commitment card at our in-person Sunday service.

Experience shows that a “First Fruits” (deposit) commencing sum then regular monthly giving is the best way of fulfilling commitments. You can also set up recurring giving through direct deposit for the sake of convenience. You can find our bank details here.

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FAQs

Vision Builders is a separate account used to enable the church to have a meeting place seven days a week. It currently covers our lease payments and continues helping us position ourselves to negotiate to purchase a property. Donations received as tithes and offerings are used to cover the general costs of running a church, as well as funding our various ministries.
There is no pressure for anyone to give to Vision Builders, nor is there any minimum requirement. New people who would like to give are most welcome, as is anyone who finds that our vision resonates with them.
We recommend that you keep your own records, but you’ll also receive quarterly statements showing your giving progress. To ensure this process happens smoothly, we ask that you reference your full name when making contributions.
The easiest way to give to Vision Builders is via direct deposit using our bank details. You can also give by cash, credit card, or cheque at our Sunday services, using the Vision Builders option on our giving envelopes. Regardless of which method you choose to give, make sure to always reference your full name so that it can be allocated to your pledge.
The philosophy of Vision Builders is equal sacrifice, not equal giving. Your decision to give should be based on faith and wisdom, and no amount is insignificant. This breakdown of weekly and monthly giving may be of help to you when making your decision.
We understand that sometimes things happen and for whatever reason people find difficulty in fulfilling their pledge within the time frame. So if you’ve not yet fulfilled last year’s pledge, and still plan to do so, you can choose to roll over the commitment into the following year. If your circumstances have changed and you’d like to discuss your commitment with us, please contact us.
If you are giving a one-off payment you may remain anonymous if you wish to. If you are committing to a long-term pledge and would like to receive quarterly statements, we will need your details in order to ensure your payments are correctly allocated – however, all information is kept strictly confidential.

have more questions?

WE’RE HERE TO CHAT.

You can send us an email by clicking here or you can call the team at the C3 office on 03 6424 5919 during business hours. You can also visit the service desk during our in-person services.