Our Goal: Whatever It Takes
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. Our children have sold lemonade, people have donated property and automobiles, hair stylists have given haircuts, a business man has donated proceeds from oil changes, people have bought cases and bottles of “Whatever It Takes” water, all to see these projects to completion. What tremendous unity of heart and vision exists here!
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
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.
What’s Next: Our Rome
(A letter from Pastor Brent Purvis)
What is a satellite church? A satellite is just one of the many ways that churches expand to become a multisite church. Many churches opt for the “pop-up” location option, utilizing spaces that function in other capacities throughout the week such as movie theaters, schools, or community event centers. Others choose to renovate and give new life to old spaces that were not used as churches before. That’s where we want to be. With this model, we will take advantage of the awesome technology available today to transmit our weekly messages via satellite to multiple locations. This model has been proven by thousands of churches all over the world to be efficient.
At Cascade Hills, we love to dream BIG! Adding a satellite location is a huge step of faith and we hope that you will join us on this journey.
In addition to using the main theater space to provide a satellite location for our weekend services, Cascade Hills would love to utilize the excitement and energy that Broadway has to offer to host many other church and community events. We want to host community movie nights, to be a meeting spot for biking and running groups, and even be a place where people just want to hang out, just to name a few.
Currently, Cascade Hills offers our main campus space for various community events throughout the year. Specifically, we frequently partner with the Muscogee County School District to host staff training days and end-of-the-year awards celebrations for multiple schools in the district.
We envision that a satellite location in Uptown Columbus will be an extension of our campus and will provide us even more opportunity to partner with the school district, and even local businesses looking to host meetings. Imagine theater departments hosting productions on our stage, or training days that would bring hundreds of educators and business people to Broadway. This would create a great opportunity for the restaurants in the area to gain business during meeting lunch breaks, or even a place to gather once the meeting is complete.
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.