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Some Questions and Answers About Building the Future

What is a capital stewardship campaign? A capital stewardship campaign is an organized effort to communicate a shared vision and collect funds to finance the initiatives that we believe God is calling us to do at this time and in this place.

Why conduct a capital campaign now when the economic situation is bad? There are several reasons.  One, needs are no respecter of time and situations.  Two, God’s mission and work are done every day.  Three, history tells us that Seventh-day Adventists respond graciously and even more so when time and situations are tough.  Especially when it is to fulfill God’s vision.

What is our vision? For Louisville Adventist Academy to work in cooperation with area Seventh-day Adventist churches in preparing a body of young workers for ministry within the local church.

What is our goal for this campaign? For every Adventist family in Louisville to understand the value and ministry of Louisville Adventist Academy and how it can be a key ministry of every church.  We also hope to raise $190,000 dollars for the Building the Future campaign.  This figure represents $155,000 to pay off the new high school building and $35,000 for financial assistance for students over the next two years.

When is my commitment to be made? The time for prayer and consideration starts at the moment you learn about this campaign.  However, your financial commitments (pledges) will be made at the Building the Future Banquet on Sunday November 21.  If you are unable to attend the banquet, please print and mail it in before the banquet to Building the Future 2988 Newburg Road, LOuisville, KY 40205.

Where is the Banquet? The Building the Future Banquet will be at Woodhaven Country Club.  It is located at 7200 Woodhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40291 (just south on Bardstown Road from LAA).

When do I begin paying my two-year commitment? Giving begins January 2011.  We ask that you make a first payment of your pledge in the month of January.  Succeeding payments may be done weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually until your commitments are fully paid.

Will giving to the project have a negative effect on local church budgets? Support for our home churches is our first responsibility.  Our gifts to the Building the Future campaign are over and above our commitment to the yearly mission and operations of our churches.  We do not want to undermine our present ministries with reduced giving.  We hope that you will prayerfully consider an increase by giving in addition to your local church.

How will I know what to give?  The answer is between you and God.  We would like you to think about joining us in making a gift cheerfully and sacrificially.  Cheerful giving emanates from knowing that you are giving in response to God’s grace and leading. 

Can I revise my commitment? Yes, you will have the opportunity to revise your commitment at any time during the two-year period.

Will I be asked to make the amount of my commitment public?  No, your commitment is confidential and will be kept confidential.

Can we make a family commitment? Yes, by all means, if this suits your situation better.