Vision

To be so refreshed by God's Spirit that the overflow of our hearts will enable the refreshing of this place where He has called us to worship.

 

Mission

To utilize the resources God has entrusted to this body to invest toward the stewardship, maintenance, and enhancement of the facilities and systems of Grace Church of DuPage, and similar needs among our missionary family.


 

Project Details

Buildings & Grounds
$411,711

  • HVAC Controls
  • Tuck-point and Masonry Repairs
  • Metal Siding
  • Parking Lot Resurface
  • New Carpet in Sanctuary
  • Back-up Generator

 

Missions
$58,826

10% of all funds raised will be designated to meet similar needs in the areas of global outreach and church planting.  Specifics of this have yet to be determined.  Seek the Lord with us as we keep our eyes open and ask for him to lead us in how to best use these funds for gospel opportunities that build his kingdom and exalt his name.

Audio/Visual
$58,900

  • Projector
  • Dimmer Upgrades
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Speaker Upgrade
  • Remote Feed
  • Hearing Impaired System

 

General Fund Reserve
$58,826

10% of all funds raised will be designated to build a General Fund Reserve.  The Elders and Deacons would be happy to explain the details of this further.  In summary, our expenses throughout the year are fairly consistent and our givings are not.    At the beginning of the year, givings tend to be lighter than at the end of the year.  Having a general fund reserve would allow us to float these expenses at the beginning of the year without having to go into debt, knowing that these funds would be replenished by the end of the year as the givings and the expenses are reconciled.


 

What is my part?

The primary goal of this project is for the whole body of Grace Church of DuPage to come together to seek the Lord such that he would equip us to fulfill his calling and purpose on our lives.  In seeking the Lord, our Elders and Deacons agree that the Lord is leading us to meet these needs in the place to which he has called us to worship. That calling includes the proper stewardship of the resources he has given us to exalt his name, equip his people, and extend his kingdom by proclaiming and living out the gospel in DuPage County and around the world.

If you are a member or regular attender at Grace Church of DuPage, you are an integral part of this body, and of this project.  We invite you to join us in this work to which God is calling us, expectantly through prayer, that he will unite our hearts to accomplish the work of refreshing the place he has called us to worship and minister in his name.

 
 

1

Entrust yourself and our church family to God; asking, seeking, and knocking for Him to develop us into a community of worshippers that bears much fruit as we live and proclaim the Gospel with authenticity and passion.

 
 

2

Commit to join in God's mission to use us for his glory and purposes here in DuPage county and around the world.

Before we attempt to give sacrificially to God's work we should seek to make sure we are walking with Him in the most basic expressions of Christian discipleship.  Therefore, as we seek His leading of the amount we should entrust Him to provide through us, we should ask ourselves the following questions:

  • Am I obeying God's Word faithfully?
  • Am I serving in God's church selflessly?
  • Am I fellowshipping with God's people diligently?
  • Am I sharing God's truth consistently and joyfully?
  • Am I giving to God's work regularly, proportionately, and cheerfully?
 
 

3

Give sacrificially of your God-given gifts, time, and talent toward this project.  Complete the pledge card, contact a team leader to ask how you can assist them, and give directly online below.


 

Leadership & Teams:

These teams are made available to invite you to participate in this project with us.  If you are a member or regular attender at Grace Church of DuPage, you are an integral part of this body, and of this project.  We invite you to join us in this work to which God is calling us.  If you have time, skills, abilities, talents, resources, connections, equipment, or expertise, etc., contact the designated team.  We look forward to working with you!

 

Leadership Team

To provide guidance and oversight of the project to teams, report directly to the Elders and Deacons on project details, ensure transparent communication with the body in a posture of humble submission to the will of the Lord, and to seek the Lord to carry out the overall vision and mission of the project as a whole.

Seth Armstrong and Brooks Walker
projectrefresh@gracedupage.org

Prayer Team

To lead the charge to ask, seek, and knock for the Lord to develop us into a community of worshippers that bears much fruit as we live and proclaim the gospel with authenticity and passion.

Daryle Worley
Elder & Pastor/Teacher
ldw@gracedupage.org

Vision, Messaging, & Design

To effectively communicate the purpose and goals of this project and to provide appropriate and adequate representation of project updates both digitally and in print to the church family as a whole.

Paul Rupple
Elder Intern
paulrupple@gracedupage.rog

 

Communication

To shepherd our church body in this project by exhorting, encouraging, and calling us to live lives marked by the gospel of Christ in humbly responding in obedience to the conviction of the Spirit, repenting from our sins, believing in Jesus Christ and his power to save, and participating in God's work, most specifically in how we too can be refreshed by joining God's work in this project.

Todd Walker
Lay Elder
todd@gracedupage.org

Procurement and Cost Control

To manage and lead the implementation of this project in the areas of obtaining bids and quotes on specific projects and seeking to steward the resources God has provided by securing the most efficient and effective cost for each process.

Mike Bentz I
Deacon
buildings@gracedupage.org

Construction & Implementation

To facilitate the carrying out of this project in construction by organizing and managing the construction schedule, volunteers, and working directly with any contractors hired to complete these projects.

Paul Vedra
Deacon
paulvedra@gracedupage.org

 

Finance

To manage and oversee the expenses and givings to ensure proper stewardship and planning throughout the course of the project.

Don Larimer
Elder
don@gracedupage.org

Feedback and Accountability

To shepherd leaders and teams toward a posture of humility and sensitivity to the leading of the Spirit and obedience to the Word of God as it pertains to the management and communications of this project, as well as to oversee and disciple those involved toward a deeper and greater love of Christ our Savior in all things.

Ray Glinski
Elder & Pastor of Missions, Outreach, and Shepherding
ray@gracedupage.org

 
 
 

Project Updates