October 3, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions:
What’s the 90-Day Giving Challenge?
The 90-Day Giving Challenge is a way to bring attention to the Capital Improvement Project fund and inspire each of us to be good stewards of our church home. Participants are asked to give to the fund at least once a month in October, November, and December, from October 3, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
What’s the Capital Improvement Project (CIP)?
The Capital Improvement Project is used for major expenditures for capital improvements and repairs to the church. The church is currently raising funds for HVAC improvements such as a new sanctuary air conditioner and boiler for heat.
Why should I give to a fund for capital improvements when the church is closed for in-person activities?
The church is God’s house. Like a home, it must be maintained for use by essential church personnel and for the church family once we gather again in-person.
I already give tithes and offering, why should I give to the CIP?
Tithes are used for budget items, as are offerings not designated for a specific purpose. Please continue giving them. Capital improvements are funded from the Capital Improvement Project or other capital reserve accounts.
How do I take the challenge?
It’s easy. Simply sign up during October either here or by mailing the 90-Day Giving Challenge form to the church. Then make a contribution–in any amount–to the Capital Improvement Project in October, November, and December.
How do I make a contribution?
You may contribute (1) online at www.19thstreetbc.org using a credit card or bank account via PayPal or Givelify; (2) by app via CashApp, Givelify or PayPal; or (3) by mailing your contributions to Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011.
Be sure to indicate that your contribution is for the Capital Improvement Project.
What happens at the end of the 90 days?
The Building Fund Committee will see how many people participated in the challenge and how much was raised for the Capital Improvement Project, then the committee will report back to the church. (Note, that as with tithes and other offerings, the amount of your individual contribution is confidential and will not be disclosed to the Building Fund Committee.)