For Immediate Release
September 11, 2010
Richmond, VA – Over 450 church members and guests packed the downtown Marriott ballroom to kick-off Third Presbyterian’s For the Joy of the City Capital Campaign. The evening included historical reflections from Third’s 175 years of ministry, presented by the Lead Pastor of Third at Pump Road, Nelson Ould, as well as the vision to plant and nurture two new congregations in the Richmond area, presented by Bruce Kay, Capital Campaign Co-Chair. Special guests included several former pastors of Third who each spoke briefly on Third’s impact in the community and the necessity to continue to take risks for the sake of the spreading of the Gospel. Senior Pastor Steve Hartman encouraged everyone to hear the call to “greater giving” and concluded the night by reminding everyone that God would continue to guide Third Presbyterian in this season of a Capital Campaign.
The church and its members have set a goal to raise $12,000,000 to complete their vision. Jim Klote, President of James D. Klote & Associates, the consulting firm directing the Capital Campaign remarked, “I am honored to be part of the event. This is one of the largest kick-off events our firm has been involved with, and it is a very exciting time for Third Presbyterian.” Over the next few months, hundreds of personal visits will be conducted to invite all members of the Third Presbyterian family to participate. The campaign is being directed by a full-time resident consultant from James D. Klote & Associates.
With offices in Falls Church, Virginia and St. Charles, Illinois, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in the country. For additional information, please contact the firm at www.jdklote.com or (800) 360-2315.