LOOKING FORWARD

Building today for Lives Tomorrow

 

God has blessed RCA Church with remarkable growth. Our regular weekend attendance reached an all-time high of over 550. For the past three years in a row, our Easter services have exceeded a thousand people in attendance. These numbers are significant to us because each number represents a person. A person that we have an opportunity to share the transformational love of Christ with. 

More important than numbers is the transformational change we’ve seen God do in the lives of individuals and families. Because of the commitment, dedication, and financial support of many, it has allowed RCA Church to continue to impact thousands of people in Ridgecrest, the surrounding areas and around the world. The time has come to look forward. We believe God is leading us to new levels of opportunity for ministry and outreach. Our vision is to have a campus and church facility that will meet the needs and demands of our continued growth.

WHY BUILD

Nearly every day, our church campus is buzzing with some ministry activity taking place. Each Wednesday our auditorium and church campus is transformed from our regular Sunday set up into a youth and children’s environment. Nearly a hundred and fifty kids are pouring onto our church campus to be ministered to. Having a new auditorium will give us the opportunity to simultaneously minister to children, youth and adults, on our church campus.

The faithful and generous support of many who have called RCA Church home and the exponential growth we’ve experienced has positioned us to expand our reach. Our goal is to have a 500 seat auditorium and hugely expanded lobby by Summer of 2020. Can you imagine the impact we’ll have in our community and around the world as our campus expands?

We need your help!

RCA Church has been reaching out to Ridgecrest, the surrounding communities, and around the world for over four decades. Countless lives have been changed, hundreds of marriages restored, and thousands have received Christ as their Lord and Savior!

We now sit on the precipice of an incredible opportunity to expand our reach. With this expansion, we envision another important milestone to be crossed. From the early beginnings in Inyokern to Panamint street in Ridgecrest, and now to our present campus, God has blessed us with tremendous men and women who have helped bring us to this point in our church’s history.

With God’s help, we have a tremendous opportunity to leave a lasting mark on individuals for generations to come. I hope you will not hesitate in being a part of this incredible opportunity that’s before us.

 – Pastor Todd

PROGRESS REPORT

  • Church Health Study 100% 100%
  • Select Architect and General Contracor 100% 100%
  • Loan Approved 100% 100%
  • Pledges Received 53% 53%
  • Blue Prints 100% 100%
  • Ground Work 0% 0%
  • Footings 0% 0%
  • Foundation 0% 0%
  • Beam Construction 0% 0%

CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

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Pledged Donations & Gift In Kind Amount ( Over Next 2 Years)

Our goal is to have this building paid off as soon as possible. With a pledge amount of $665,000 and the Gift In Kind (Donated Services) at $257,00 raised through our Daring Faith Campaign, we greatly reduce the amount borrowed and the amount of interest accrued.

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Pledged amount – $665,000 (October 2017 – October 2019)

Gifts In Kind (professional services donated): $257,000 

Total:

$922,000

 

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The pledged amount received to date: $384,891.20

Gifts In Kind (professional services) received): $257,000

Total:

$641,891

 

 

TOTAL PROJECT COST

PLEDGE CHALLENGE GOAL

Number of Pledges Received To Date

TOTAL AMOUNT OF GIFT IN KIND DONATED to date

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the building project, and the campaign. As we become aware of more important questions we will add those to this list.

How big will the building be?

The square footage that the building will encompase is as followed.

– Auditorium will be 10,000 SF

– Lobby will be just over 4600 sqft

– As a whole, the building entirely will be  14,600 sqft.

– There will be 171 parking spaces

– The total end new square footage of both our buildings together will be 22,072 sqft.

what will the final project cost?
  • $1.9 million
How long will construction take?

The current schedule has the building set for completion on August 9th, 2019.

What will be done with the existing facility?

The current Auditorium will be used primarily for our youth and kids as well as a multipurpose room.

How many seats will the new auditiorium have?

The auditorium will seat 500, which with 2 services like we are currently producing each Sunday that is room for 1000 people not including our children’s departments capacity.

How many services will we offer?

We will be continuing our 2 service schedule.

How can I(we) get involved?

We will need both active volunteers and financial support. For us to save as much money as possible, we plan to host many work parties and hope to launch teams that will be hands on in building our new auditorium. We need volunteers to help with tasks such as painting, construction, moving dirt, drywalling, making lunches, running water to the teams and so much more. There is literally a need for everyone to help

YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE IMPACT

Choose a Giving Plan, See the Impact

HERE’S HOW

  • Pray and ask for God’s guidance as to what amount you and your family are willing to commit to
  • Reference the giving table to see how much impact you can make over two years
  • Both, monthly as well as one-time givers are needed

STARTING NOW IS POWERFUL

It’s important that once you commit to an amount you start your giving as soon as possible. The amount of contributions we receive, through individuals and families, will decrease the total loan amount. As a result, our loan amount will be less, our monthly mortgage payment will be less and we will save thousands in interest.

HERE’S HOW

  • Pray and ask for God’s guidance as to what amount you and your family are willing to commit to
  • Reference the giving table to see how much impact you can make over two years
  • Both, monthly as well as one-time givers are need

 

STARTING NOW IS POWERFUL

It’s important that once you commit to an amount, you start your giving as soon as possible. The amount of contributions we receive, through individuals and families, will decrease the total loan amount. As a result, our loan amount will be less, our monthly mortgage payment will be less and we will save thousands in interest.

Our  History:

 

1947 |  The first church gathered in Inyokern in a rectangular tent patterned after the tabernacle In the wilderness of the Old Testament.

1950 | Panamint Street property purchased in Ridgecrest.

1952 | Construction starts and the first service is held in 1955. The Inyokern church merges with the Ridgecrest church.

1960’s |  Seven acres of land purchased at the corner of West Upjohn & Downs Street.

1979 |  Planning was begun and construction started in 1981 for new church facilities at West Upjohn & Downs. The first service was held New Year’s Day in 1984.

2010 | Chuck Hobson retires after 28 years as pastor of Calvary Assembly of God.

2012 | The church is renamed RCA Church. RCA Church grows to 180 in weekly attendance and Easter attendance of 325. Pastor Billy Phipps launches the first RCA Community Easter Egg Hunt where 700 people attended.

2014 | Todd Black becomes the pastor. Morning service is over 300. Easter service grows to over 600. Easter Egg Hunt grows to 2,700 people. Christmas Eve service attracts over 500.

2016 | Morning service surpasses 500. Service at the Kerr McGee Center with over 1,000 in attendance. A third service is added to the Christmas Eve services and over 800 people are in attendance.

2017 | Capital Campaign, “Daring Faith, Building today for Lives Tomorrow” begins In an effort to start a master plan of the

ABOUT

RCA Church exists to lead people into fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Come be a part of one of our weekend services. You have to experience one in person to fully see what we are all about. We look forward to seeing you!

CONTACT

800 W UpJohn Ave.

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Phone: 760.375.5014

Email: info@rcachurch.com

SERVICES & LOCATIONS

RIDGECREST CAMPUS

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9AM & 11AM

800 W Upjohn Ave.

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

 

LONE PINE CAMPUS
SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30AM

550 E POST ST.

Lone Pine, CA 93545

 

 

 

ABOUT

RCA Church exists to lead people into fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Come be a part of one of our weekend services. You have to experience one in person to fully see what we are all about. We look forward to seeing you!

CONTACT

800 W UpJohn Ave.

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Phone: 760.375.5014

Email: info@rcachurch.com

SERVICES & LOCATIONS

RIDGECREST CAMPUS

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9AM & 11AM

800 W Upjohn Ave.

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

 

LONE PINE CAMPUS
SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30AM

550 E POST ST.

Lone Pine, CA 93545