2016 GIVING UPDATE
$331,993 total pledged
1 MONTH LEFT
$135,339 left to raise
LOCATIONS & RESOURCES
Currently we are renting many different spaces across Brooklyn for offices, music rehearsal studios, special events venues—like Daughters, Youth Friday, #ALLIN Team Night—and of course our Sunday venues. Although we plan to continue utilizing many of our current spaces, we have our sights set on securing and fitting out a larger, more permanent rental location that would enable us to have staff and volunteer office space, C3 College, creative team nights, #ALLIN Team Night, Daughters and Sons events, C3 Kids facilities, rehearsal studio space and, one day, Sunday services in Bushwick.
This spring we launched a new mural wall in Bushwick! we just celebrated our one-year anniversary of planting our second location, and in such a short time, our services have grown substantially and Sunday attendance in Bushwick has doubled in size. The mural, located within blocks of Jefferson subway station, has been integral in getting the word out to the neighborhood.
We have a vision for multiple C3 Brooklyn locations and have successfully planted our Bushwick location, which just celebrated a year anniversary in that neighborhood. The Bushwick plant was successfully resourced through Vision Builders, and as we approach the fall, our heart is to expand and plant our third location in downtown Manhattan. Our third location will require investments in venue, equipment and staffing, but as we continue to stretch out in faith, we are believing for a growing and thriving community that will open doors for many who travel from Manhattan each week and for those who still need to be reached and find a church family.
We purchased a 17’ truck earlier this year for storage and transportation at both of our locations, and now we are so excited to announce that the truck will soon be wrapped and displaying creative messaging that invites people to church and into God’s presence.
CHURCH PLANTING & LOCAL JUSTICE
C3 OKIDI BUILDING PROJECT
After rebels burnt down their church building in war-torn, northern Uganda, we committed to funding the complete rebuild of C3 Okidi’s facility. We have sent the final installment for a total donation of $16,800 towards materials and labor! We are excited to see a new church home completed for this community in need.
C3 KANSAS CITY PLANT
This September, C3 Kansas City launches their weekly services, with their venue and facility fees supported by Vision Builders! Two years ago, Pastors Josh and Morgan Scheib traveled from C3 Brooklyn to plant a C3 church in Kansas City, and we as a church have had the honor and privilege of being a resource as they continue to impact a city for Christ.
C3 BAGHDAD CHURCH PLANT & REFUGEE AID
We have fulfilled our $12,000 commitment to C3 Baghdad to support the pastors, planting of the church and refugees in the region. Because of your generosity, we have been a resource to this community as they continue to do amazing work with refugees and making disciples.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
We launched our first-ever LOVE NEW YORK week this August with more than 9 different opportunities to serve and love this amazing city. We partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s Construction in Brooklyn and Brush with Kindness initiatives. Alongside serving to build, paint and landscape on these sites, we have donated $2,500 to support the continued life of these projects which create affordable homes and rehabilitate vital community outposts—community centers, senior and day care centers, and shelters. Our heart is to reach families in need and revitalize our neighborhoods. We are honored to serve and impact the city in a tangible way, demonstrating God’s love through practical expressions of compassion.
This spring C3 Youth launched weekly Friday gatherings, and with the momentum of these meetings, we’ve seen more than 50 youth walk through the doors, 10 salvations and two baptisms! Through Vision Builders, C3 Youth is looking forward to partnering with local non-profits for back-to-school initiatives that bless and connect youth to a family at C3 Brooklyn.
Worship at C3 Brooklyn is a vital part of experiencing God’s love every Sunday, and Vision Builders has funded the equipment, rehearsal space and staff support for the team to write their own songs. Releasing C3 Brooklyn recordings and original music allows us to bring the heart of a message from Sunday into the rest of the week—and we believe that these songs will bless NYC and beyond.
C3 KIDS & FAMILIES
We have been able to invest in C3 Kids programs targeting our growing age groups, Tots and Primaries. Our heart is for kids at every stage to benefit from interactive, hands-on environments with multimedia programming that engages kids mind, body, soul. Supporting C3 Kids builds strong families with kids who love God, love church and love people—and creates excitement for growing up in the House!