Our Goal: Whatever It Takes
At its core, Cascade Hills Church is comprised of believers who are willing to do everything, willing to risk anything, and willing to love everyone, in order to reach anyone for Jesus Christ. In 2011, Pastor Emeritus, Bill Purvis, cast his vision for what the future would look like for Cascade Hills. The goal, “Do Whatever it Takes to reach the next generation for Christ.”
This “Whatever It Takes” motto has taken on many different forms over the years including building projects, renovation projects to existing facilities, outreach programs, and even future expansion projects
Cascade Hills has remained true to the Bible and strives to be relevant to the world around us. In an effort to stay relevant, our Whatever it Takes project began. Now with the guidance of Pastor Brent Purvis, the most exciting part of this project is that it has all been done DEBT FREE. This has allowed us to continue to give generously to missions and ministry needs while using designated funds to complete Whatever It Takes. Only when the funds are in hand do we begin construction on each phase. The response to this has been incredible.
On this page you’ll find a list of all of our previous Whatever It Takes projects, as well as updates on our current projects.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
We have two exciting projects underway that will help us continue in fulfilling our mission of “Making fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ out of irreligious people!” First, The Lodge at Cascade Hills, and second, Cascade Hills Uptown Campus.
To download the book giving an overview of these two projects as they kicked off in 2023, click the download link below.
We want to create a space where the church and the community cross paths. This space, located in the heart of Uptown Columbus, GA, will be used five days a week for Outreach projects. On the weekends is will be an extension of our Main Campus for those living in the Uptown Columbus community as a satellite campus of Cascade Hills.
Current Update: The Uptown Campus is undergoing work on the worship center ceiling. They are currently installing all electrical and are getting ready to install sheetrock throughout the building. All audio, visual, and lighting equipment has been ordered. Some of the equipement has been delivered and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the remaining equipment. All chairs and TV’s for the campus have been ordered and received. We are awaiting the removal of the scaffolding in the worship center so we can begin work on the stage, as well as installing all audio, visual, and lighting components. The air conditioning has been installed and cables for all security cameras and network systems have been ordered. This past year an incredible amount of work has been completed, we could not have done this without you!
The first project funded with money from our “Whatever It Takes” project was the upgrade of our outdoor electronic sign to one that is full-color, allowing for better visibility from the road. Each day, an average of 65,000 cars drive past Cascade Hills Church on J.R. Allen Parkway as they travel to their destinations. This is a great opportunity to share what we have to offer!
Baptism is an outward symbol of an internal response to follow Christ. At Cascade Hills there’s nothing more exciting than celebrating this decision with new believers! Our outdoor baptistry enables us to baptize any day of the week, rain or shine. Since 2015, on average we have been able to celebrate at least one baptism every single day of the week! Behind every number is the story of a life changed for eternity!
On April 28, 1974, Pastor Bill Purvis suffered a near-death experience that led him to trust Christ and eventually be called to ministry. Today, the very light pole that he clung to as he cried out to God serves as the centerpiece of our Prayer Garden offering a reminder that your prayers to God in desperation can be answered with the miracle you need. We believe God still answers the prayers of His people, and He longs to communicate with us daily.
In an effort to stay up to date with technology, brand new video, lighting, and sound systems were implemented to provide an atmosphere of worship like never before. Video equipment was upgraded from standard definition to 1080 HD for both our broadcast and in-service worship experiences, lighting went from conventional fixtures to dimmable LED fixtures making it possible to see every inch of the Worship Center, and the 15-year old sound system was replaced with a new state-of-the-art stereo sound system.
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Our existing facility was completed in the Spring of 1996. Fast forward twenty years to 2016, and cosmetic updates were definitely in order! In an effort to appeal to the next generation, we were able to paint the outside of the building, add stonework, and add a new lighted sign to the front of the building. This also provides even greater recognition from the highway.
The Park is somewhere you can come grill out with friends, watch a movie under the stars, let the kids play on the playground, play a game of basketball, or go for a jog in a beautiful park-like setting. We don’t want church to be something you rush off from afterwards. Rather, we want it to be something you rush towards with friends and family. It’s our goal that your church experience will be one where you feel welcomed. We want this to be a place where Christians and non-Christians can connect on our campus through our many family-friendly amenities. Our hope is that The Park is a place your unchurched friends, family members, or co-workers can come and experience Cascade Hills. This is a great tool for opening the door for inviting the unchurched to attend service.
We know that we can’t do any of this without each of you! First and foremost, we need your prayers. As you know, prayer is a huge part of who we are at Cascade Hills Church and we hope that you will join us in asking God for His favor as we move forward. Additionally, if you would like to invest in this exciting project with your time, gifts-of-a-kind donations, or give financially, check out the information below:
As The Church for the Unchurched, we are willing to do Whatever It Takes to reach the Unchurched. But we know that we can’t do it without you! If you would like to invest in this exciting project financially, you can set up your pledge using the button above. You can give online, or by sending in cash or check. You can also donate by doing a Gifts of a Kind contribution. For more information about Gifts of a Kind, please see the section below.
What does this mean? Exactly how it sounds! It’s any asset of value that you generously donate to the Whatever It Takes program. Examples of Gifts-of-a-Kind include automobiles, boats, real estate, electronics, stocks, or jewelry, just to name a few. Please note that items must be valued at $500 or more in order to donate them.
Complete the “Whatever It Takes” application form by clicking here. All application forms must be submitting online. PLEASE DO NOT BRING your gift-of-a-kind item to the church office before being contacted. Someone will contact you and setup a time to meet.
If you have any questions about a gift-of-a-kind, please send us a quick message.
The outside Committee will be notified after a completed “Whatever It Takes” Application Form is received, and a member of the Committee will contact you to setup an appointment to evaluate your gift-of-a-kind.