What is Vision Builders?

Vision Builders is the annual campaign of C3 Church Devonport which serves as the opportunity to contribute through giving in a way that is about ensuring we are good stewards and wise investors of the gift given to us through His favour - our new home at 45a Steele St, Devonport (the old Uniting Church).

Our vision is “the building of a healthy growing church which sees lives transformed and Jesus Christ glorified.”

A building is not the vision but we believe it is an important vehicle to serve the purpose of the gathering of the church. We believe wherever possible this is the best way to make disciples – coming together which is demonstrated in the testimonies of those in the video below.

 

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Dear Church 

WOW … God has favoured us! We have a home … and not just any home … God has led us as we have sought after Him, followed His ways, to being in the right place at the right time that has enabled us to purchase a significant piece of history in this community of Devonport – to rescue an old church back to “His Kingdom Purposes”. God has favoured us. 

We are continually amazed at the feedback we receive from the community, people of all kinds of backgrounds are saying “it’s good to see a church being a church again”.  

Its incredible to hear the ongoing stories from people and see the impact upon those who come into our space:

  • Those who in worship tell of being overwhelmed by His presence to the point where they can no longer stand or find themselves in tears of joy at His closeness and wonder
  • We have literally watched people enter into our new home and simply pause – stopped in awe not just by its beauty but by the “feeling of the history of God in the place” 

And the incredible way that as many as were able, got involved in the packing up of our old site and the refreshment and renovation of this new site, with over 70% of the church contributing through either prayer, labour, painting, tip runs, babysitting, cooking, praying and more … and it was all accomplished in 40 days

God has indeed favoured us. 

As we approach Vision Builders in this new stage of now owning a building and land that has a mortgage attached to it and renovations to be done, Sharon and I ask that you would join with us to seek His ways in your giving, knowing with confidence that it is sowing into something that was “set apart” so long ago, that we together, now get to share in its place of continuing to fulfill the Kingdom Purposes for which it was created – the building of a healthy growing church that is seeing lives transformed and Jesus Christ glorified. 

As your Senior Pastors, we want to thank you for your willingness to get involved, to give in such a way, over and above your normal tithe, to Vision Builders.

Brian and Sharon Webber

FAVOURED
2021/22 Theme

Psalm 1: Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favoured by God] is the man/woman whose … delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he/she [habitually] meditates day and night. And he/she will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he/she does, he/she prospers [and comes to maturity]. 

To be favoured is to understand your position. It’s a mindset of expectation that as you seek after Him with the purpose to do things His way, believing in Christ as your righteousness (it’s Christ, not your works, that makes you right before God), things work for you.  

You find that you are blessed – fortunate, prosperous and favoured by God. 

I believe there are 2 things that take place when you position your thinking from a place of favour (knowing He favours you)

  • Generosity becomes easier as it flows from a place of thanksgiving
  • Your thinking is more expectant to seeing opportunities and acting accordingly 

In response to God’s favour:

  • Abraham brought an obedient gift – and God proclaimed multiplication over him (Genesis 22)
  • Solomon willingly offered an over-the-top gift – and opened for Him such favour that God gave Him more than he asked for (1 Kings 8-9) 

How might I know if I have His favour or not? Good question. If you’ve said yes to becoming a Christian – you’re already there!

Roman 5:8-11 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. (NLT) 

I am believing with you that as you step out in your commitment to giving to this year’s Vision Builders that you will experience the favoured mindset, of new doors of financial increase opening to you and a greater experience of His Kingdom Purposes being accomplished through you.

C3 VISION BUILDERS GIVING DETAILS

Name of Account: C3 Church Devonport
BSB & Account Number: 037-604 326801
Reference: Your full name and “Pledge” or “Vision Builders”

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The history of vision builders.

For those yet to come.

2016 Theme

Over the past 5 years we’ve discovered the power of creating pathways into church through a series of events in succession. Easter and Christmas and its surrounding events are a great example of how this has worked. These events have allowed us to see well over 100 visitors on site at times, resulting in greater awareness of C3 Church Devonport, people giving their life to Christ and new families joining the church.

Being connected with The Big Big House has provided us with the opportunity to positively connect with mums in our community, resulting in contributing to the needs of others. The goal of mums connect is to create a bridge into the church for mums of young children in a way that first meets their needs for social connection, community, and ultimately creates a safe space for them to consider and explore their relationship with Jesus, no matter where they are in the faith journey.

There he built an altar.

2017 Theme

Since being on this site we have had up to 3 interns at any time training together – now with 10 having been trainedInterns give a year of their life devoted to a disciplined study of the Word and serving in their gifting areas to contribute towards the vision of the church, and obtaining a nationally recognised Cert IV in Christian Ministry and Theology on completion.   This placing their life on the altar has seen a variety of lives transformed, their own plus the lives of many they find themselves serving and ministering to.

The Internship is a transformation. The year of focus solely on God has resulted in greater confidence, knowledge, and faith in every aspect of my life. Not only that, but it is has completely transformed my thinking and how I view the world. My problems are not too big for God, my purpose is discovered, along with my callings, and my passion for God has been stoked to burn stronger. My faith is filled, and it leads me on a life full of blessings as I trust in a God who is bigger than I can imagine, as I seek His will and heart.

Taking ground

2018 Theme

As a result of the training and development of interns and new people joining the church, we are positioned to begin to take NEW ground. In February of 2019 Ps Brian and Sharon and Chris and Antonia received a word from Ps. Phil Pringle giving us a prophetical directive about seeing Burnie as the next place to plant a church. This has been enhanced by a growing number of people from the Burnie area joining the church and showing interest. Therefore in consultation with our C3 Regional Overseers (Pastors Shaun and Mirella White) and C3 Wynyard (Pastors Geoff and Fiona Cooper) plans are being put in place for the taking NEW ground in the Burnie area.

Throughout all generations

2019 Theme

One of our great values is our “family feel”, and there is a wide variety of age groups represented at C3 Church Devonport.  This value is so well displayed by the amount of people part of our connect groups – it’s an incredible outworking of our vision to grow healthy disciples. In a recent church consult, Ps. John Finkelde of Grow a Healthy Church stated that this church has one of the healthiest levels of sign-ups to connect groups (over 75%of any church he has worked with.

Set Apart

2020 Theme

2020 saw the outbreak of a worldwide pandemic, something that has changed so many lives – some forever. I believe due to the inability to meet it has highlighted the importance, the “why” of coming together and therefore the need to have a space that is “set apart” for His kingdom purposes. The power of worship together to replenish a soul – the power of belonging to contribute to mental health – the power of community to overall well-being.

Testimonies.

We give into Vision Builders because we are 100% committed to embracing the vision of C3 Devonport “to build a healthy growing church.” We believe there are advantages in having a permanent space to call home. We love that Vision Builders is something that we get to do side by side with the C3 family, unified in one purpose, to build His church! We see our sacrificial giving as an investment in the future of our C3 family and the future of the generations yet to come.

– Ron and Deb

We started Vision Builders 3 years ago, after two months of coming to C3 Devonport. We knew that sowing into a prophetic vision would bring God’s provision to meet our commitment, but more than that we believed in the vision of C3 Church. Each year we increased our Vision Builders to stretch our faith and remarkably my income has increased each year and Meghan’s new business has thrived; along with our increased giving.

– David and Meghan

How do I become a giving partner with Vision Builders?

Our vision is that all would be involved in giving to Vision Builders (over and above their tithes) to see His Kingdom Purposes fulfilled at C3 Church Devonport. The philosophy of Vision Builders is equal sacrifice, not equal giving – and no amount is insignificant. Therefore we recommend the following:

#1 Prayerfully consider the level of giving that you feel is appropriate for you and your family, based on wisdom and faith.

#2 Plan and write down how you will fulfill your pledge through either a one off amount, a first fruits deposit plus regular (weekly, fortnightly, monthly) amounts, or a commitment to regular amounts.

Experience shows that a “First Fruits” (deposit) commencing sum then regular monthly giving is the best way of fulfilling commitments. You can also set up recurring giving through direct deposit for the sake of convenience. 

#3 Once you’ve decided on your level of giving, you can make a formal commitment by clicking the PLEDGE button below or completing a commitment card at our in-person Sunday service. If your choice is a one off offering you could aslo use the GIVE button (please note charges will be applied by tithe.ly through this means - we recommend using the direct deposit details).

C3 VISION BUILDERS GIVING DETAILS

Name of Account: C3 Church Devonport
BSB & Account Number: 037-604 326801
Reference: Your full name and “Pledge” or “Vision Builders”

Make A Pledge

Questions & Answers

Here are some answers to common questions.

The purpose of giving to Vision Builders is to cover our mortgage payments and the renovation of our newly purchased building. Donations received as tithes and offerings are used to cover the general costs of running the church, as well as funding our various ministries.

There is no pressure for anyone to give to Vision Builders, nor is there any minimum requirement. New people who would like to give are most welcome, as is anyone who finds that our vision resonates with them.

We recommend that you keep your own records, but you’ll also receive quarterly statements showing your giving progress. To ensure this process happens smoothly, we ask that you reference your full name when making contributions.

The easiest way to give to Vision Builders is via direct deposit using the relevant Vision Builders bank details. You can also give by cash, credit card, or cheque at our Sunday services, using the Vision Builders option on our giving envelopes or through Tithe.ly. Regardless of which method you choose to give, make sure to always reference your full name so that it can be allocated to your pledge.

We understand that sometimes things happen and for whatever reason people find difficulty in fulfilling their pledge within the time frame. So if you’ve not yet fulfilled last year’s pledge, and still plan to do so, you can choose to roll over the commitment into the following year. If your circumstances have changed and you’d like to discuss your commitment with us, please contact us.

If you are giving a one-off payment you may remain anonymous if you wish to. If you are committing to a long-term pledge and would like to receive quarterly statements, we will need your details in order to ensure your payments are correctly allocated – however, all information is kept strictly confidential.