Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

Vision 2020 Appeal

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VISIONS 2020 UPDATE: February 2019

Vision 2020 got off to a great start. We, the Congregation of Christus Victor, are almost halfway to our initial goal of $500,000 over 3 years. At the end of 2018, we have 3 year commitments of $232,000. During that same time we surpassed our First Phase goal of $80,000 to cover the replacement of a portion of the roof and new fascia. In addition, we honored our promise to set aside 10% of gifts to support local and global mission. As of December 31, 2018, we have received $95,662. A breakdown of expenses and balances are provided below.

Vision 2020 Initiatives

$3,185 Initial Appeal Expenses (a savings of over $25,000 by utilizing CVLC members to plan and initiate)

$76,744 Roof and fascia

Balance $6,656

 Local/Global Mission

Elk Grove Cares Program- This project has not required monetary support. We provided an education forum with Mayor Johnson. We have also placed a Narcan kit in Hebrews Café to be used in the event of a suspected overdose.

$2,850 Tanzania Project (Ms. Frida’s Girls)

Balance $6, 227

 Mortgage Elimination (Designated gifts)

$1,888 was received designated for mortgage elimination

 VISION 2020 PHASE 2

The focus of Phase 2 is Restructuring for Growth. The Executive Council and Council members are working on a plan that will prepare Christus Victor to successfully move into the future. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

 Phase 2 of Vision 2020 will also include finalizing a plan for permanent accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers to the upper level. The property committee is seeking the best and most financially responsible way to meet this goal.

 Thank you for your generosity towards the Vision 2020 Mission Plan. If you made a commitment we are counting on your continued support as we focus on Phase 2 goals. If you did not make a commitment, it is not too late to make a weekly, monthly, or annual commitment. Individual gifts are also welcome at any time by using the blue envelopes located in the pew pockets.

*Please consider your Vision 2020 gifts as an addition to your regular weekly gifts that support operations and ministries.

VISION 2020 UPDATE: 10-01-2018

We are off to an outstanding start with the Vision 2020 Mission Appeal.  Three-year commitments to date total over $200,000, and at the time of publication, we were very close to meeting our First Phase $90,000 goal.

Our Progress as of September 21, 2018

Our Progress as of September 21, 2018

Thank you very much to all who have submitted Commitment cards to make the First Phase such a wonderful success!  Making a commitment provides you with a guide to faithful sharing of your treasures but also gives the church council a perspective on anticipated gifts as they prioritize and initiate Vision 2020 Mission Appeal projects.

The Vision 2020 Mission Appeal will be identified by Phases and will continue for three years through 2021 until the $500,000 commitments goal is achieved.  First Phase gifts will allow for replacement of the oldest section of roof that is critically damaged and replace the wheelchair lift in the Fellowship Hall area. Additionally, 10% of funds will be allocated to global/local mission outside of Christus Victor.

The Second Phase will begin in early 2019.  The Second Phase will focus on Repositioning for Growth. Funds will support an effective music ministry transition and provide seed money for two new positions, Operations Manager and Equipping Ministry Coordinator.

If you have not had a chance to make a commitment, Commitment cards are still available in the pew pockets or one can be mailed to you upon request. Blue envelopes are the official envelope of the Vision 2020 Mission Appeal.  Envelopes can also be found in the pew pockets.  If you would like to make a weekly or monthly contribution, we have prepared packets of envelopes that can be found at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.

Vision 2020 Mission Appeal gifts can be made easily through direct deposit, e-giving, or mailed checks but must be identified as Vision 2020 to ensure appropriate designation.

The Vision 2020 Mission Appeal Leadership Team is committed to keeping the Congregation informed of ongoing progress of the mission appeal and each new initiative. Watch for monthly updates in the Communicator and on the CVLC Facebook page as well as here on our website.