For Immediate Release
Feb 11, 2011
Sioux Falls, SD – Over two hundred and thirty members and regular attendees of Good News Reformed Church of Sioux Falls, SD gathered in their Worship Center to Kick-Off their first-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. The thirty-three year old congregation has grown dramatically in the past decade, far beyond what their current facilities can accommodate. The night of the Kick-Off Event the Worship Center was transformed into a banquet space for 35 tables of people. Personally invited by table hosts, everyone who attended was greeted with a warm welcome and a place set just for them.
An extended time of fellowship, an excellent meal, meaningful worship, heart-felt testimonies, and a compelling challenge to love God first and to be a place of forgiveness and grace all contributed to an inspiring evening. Following the evening those who attended could be heard saying, “This is the best event I can ever remember having here.”, “It was so great to be with our church family tonight and to celebrate all that God has done and is doing in the life of our church.” and “We need to get together like this more often!”
The church has already had pledged over a half of a million dollars from less than ten percent of the congregation. Following the event, each of the remaining individuals and families within the church will be contacted for a personal visit. The church is hoping as a result of the campaign to be able to add much needed space for education ministries, daycare, and worship, as well as space for their youth and adult ministries.