In Berean’s 50 years we have grown from a Bible study with a couple dozen people to a movement of hundreds of people. In the last decade our church family has tripled in size, baptized over 400 people, launched over two dozen connect groups, and started two new campuses in Cincinnatus & Bainbridge. Greene and beyond is being transformed one community, one family, and one person at a time.
We believe it’s time to throw fuel on this burning hot fire and energize transformation through a church-wide giving initiative.
A Faith-Raising Campaign to Transform our Region.
Our mission is to make more and better Jesus followers. As we look to the future, we see opportunities to make strategic investments now that will position our church to engage our communities with the gospel like never before.
To make more and better Jesus followers, we’re investing in better kids’ space in all of our campuses, making a down payment on a permanent Bainbridge location, pre-funding a Campus launch north of Binghamton, upgrading technology for our online campus, and paying down our existing mortgage debt.
Last year, we set a goal of raising $2.3-2.75 million in gifts and pledges over the next two years. This included our general budget, funding our staff, missionaries, facilities, and ministry outreach during that time. Bereans responded by pledging nearly $3 million toward this goal!
In spite of a global pandemic that triggered uncertainty and a government-ordered shutdown lasting for months, giving remained steady. In August, we passed the $1 million mark in giving and to date nearly half of this goal has been given!
This vision needs the gifts of every family and every Berean.
This isn’t just for our staff or our church leaders. This isn’t just a fundraising campaign. Our biggest goal is for every Berean to prayerfully consider their role in the next chapter of our church’s ongoing story. We want to see every man, woman, and child at Berean participate through prayer and giving.
We believe that Berean’s best years are yet to come, and we want to pursue our God with increasing faith and generosity as he moves in our region. We encourage you to begin praying how God wants to use you to be part of this exciting time in the life of our church, energizing transformation across Central NY and, ultimately, our world.