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The

Vision

The Church is the family of God and the building is our home. The challenges of our current facilities have limited our growth and effectiveness. We need a home that is inviting, hospitable, and able to accommodate the needs of our growing family throughout the week. Project Big will give our home a much-needed update and make room for the expansion of our family.

We are not just a church in our city. We are a church for our city! This means we are dedicated to seeing our city flourish and its people transformed by Jesus. Due to the shared space with our school, our current facilities have had to stay closed and secured during the week. After this project is complete, we will be able to open our home up to our city throughout the week. This will provide meeting space for deeper connections, a venue for large community gatherings, and increased influence through future conferences.

We are living in a culturally challenging time and the only proper response for the Church is to be on mission! We have the hope this world needs – Jesus. Our mission is to see people transformed by Jesus. Project Big is our next step in positioning our church to steward the influence and impact God has given us in our city, our region, and our world.

Project

Updates

Project

Latest Update

Update | November 2021

Update | November 2021

We are so thankful for what God has been doing this year. As we continue to make steady progress on Project Big and get closer to breaking ground, we wanted to spend some time this month highlighting and getting to know the Project Big Prayer Team. But first, here is...

Update | October 2021

Update | October 2021

It is time for our monthly progress update on Project Big. Here is what happened this past month.  Fundraising Update  As of Friday October 22, 2021 we have received $4,109,081 and...

Update | September 2021

Update | September 2021

It’s time for another update on Project Big! From the outside, it may look like not much is changing on the property itself. That is because there continues to be a lot of progress behind the scenes on the preparation and planning of the construction. Our team...

Update | November 2021

Update | November 2021

We are so thankful for what God has been doing this year. As we continue to make steady progress on Project Big and get closer to breaking ground, we wanted to spend some time this month highlighting and getting to know the Project Big Prayer Team. But first, here is...

Project

Milestones

  • $8,000,000 52% 52%
  • $8,000,000 52% 52%

Milestone 1

  • New VLA Buildings
  • Narthex/Common Area
  • New Parking Lot
  • $11,000,000 0% 0%
  • $11,000,000 0% 0%

Milestone 2

  • New Sanctuary
  • New Children’s Area
  • New Admin Area
  • New Main Area
  • Additional Parking
  • $2,500,000 0% 0%
  • $2,500,000 0% 0%

Milestone 3

  • New Youth Area
  • Additional Parking

VLC History & Future

  • 1985

    Victory Life Family Worship Center Founded

    Tom Johnson founded Victory Life Family Worship Center in his...
  • 1986

    Moved to Double Wide Trailer

    Pastor Steve Mills moved Victory Life Church to the Double...
  • 1987

    Pastor Duane became pastor of VLC / VLA Founded

    In February, Pastor Duane became Lead Pastor of Victory Life...
  • 1988

    Chapel was built

    In 1988, the Chapel was added to Double Wide. Victory...
  • 1996
  • 2002

    Fire in Chapel/Children’s Church Area

    A fire destroyed the Chapel/Children’s Church and caused extensive damage...
  • 2003
  • 2010
  • 2012

    Remodel for Pastor’s Admin Building Complete

    The original Zoe building was remodeled to accommodate the pastors...
  • 2021

    Break ground

    We estimate that we will break ground in the Fall...
  • 2022

    Complete School

    We anticipate that the school will be finished in the...
  • 2022

    Milestone 1 Complete

    We anticipate that Milestone 1 will be finished in the...
  • 2023

    Milestone 2 Complete

    We anticipate that Milestone 2 will be finished between the...
  • 2024

    Milestone 3 Complete

    We anticipate that Milestone 3 will be finished between the...
  • 2025

    One Church Jubilee

    We anticipate that we’ll all be able to join together...

The total fundraising goal for this project is $21,500,000. This amount will cover the cost of all the proposed construction and renovation for both Victory Life Church and Victory Life Academy. This is a partnership between both organizations to see this vision accomplished for the benefit of both.

The new VLA buildings are slated to be completed as part of Milestone 1 which includes the new VLA buildings, the Narthex/Commons area, and Parking. When you give toward Project Big, you are helping to fund the entire project. We understand that some may have a desire to give directly toward funding the academy’s portion of the construction, you can do that on their project Big page here.

Overall Progress

Project Big Gauge Donut chart showing the Project Big Gauge Donation Gauge. The Goal Amount is $21,500,000.00. The Amount Committed is $2,230,916.00. The Amount Received so far is $4,196,420.00. The Amount Still Needed is $15,072,664.00. $2,230,916 Committed This is how much that has been committed by people, but not yet received. $4,196,420 Received This is how much that has been received from people so far. $15,072,664 Needed This is how much that we still need to bring in to complete the project. 30% Total Received & Committed
Project Goal:
21500000
Still Needed:
Received:
4196420
Committed:
2230916

*These gauges round to the nearest full percent.
*Committed amounts reflect funds that have been promised
towards this project but have not yet been received as a donation.

Milestone 1

Milestone 1 Donut chart showing the Milestone 1 Donation Gauge. The Goal Amount is $8,000,000.00. The Amount Committed is $0.00. The Amount Received so far is $4,196,420.00. The Amount Still Needed is $3,803,580.00. $0 Committed This is how much that has been committed by people, but not yet received. $4,196,420 Received This is how much that has been received from people so far. $3,803,580 Needed This is how much that we still need to bring in to complete the project. 52% Total Received & Committed
This milestone includes the new VLA buildings, the Narthex/commons area, and Parking.

*These gauges round to the nearest full percent.
*Committed amounts reflect funds that have been promised
towards this project but have not yet been received as a donation.

Project

FAQs

How much will the total project cost be in the end?

This is a 3 to 5 year project. We are aware that there are various things that can affect the cost of building (materials… labor… weather… etc.), but our best estimates project the total will be roughly $21.5 million by the end of the project. You can see a breakdown of the estimated cost for each milestone under the “Milestones” section.

Will there be any debt at the end of this project?
Our sincere hope and intentions are to complete this project debt-free. For that to happen we will need the steadfast prayers, faith, and financial support of our church family committed to seeing this vision become reality.
What is the projected timeline for each Milestone?

The duration of the project will depend on how quickly the funds are raised but our best estimates at the outset of the project are as follows:

  • Milestone 1 construction complete: Fall 2022
  • Milestone 2 construction complete: Between Fall of 2023 and Spring of 2024
  • Milestone 3 construction complete: Between Fall of 2024 and Spring of 2025
Why "Project Big"?

We wanted to choose something that inspires our members to break out of old mindsets and paradigms that have kept God’s people thinking small. We believe that God is calling us to be bold and challenge the poverty and lack mentality that has been plaguing our region for too long. While praying and brainstorming as a team, the word BIG kept coming into our conversation. We know that this project is big, but we felt the Holy Spirit saying that this is about more than a building campaign. We serve a big God “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think… (Eph. 3:20)” We believe God is calling us to be a people of BIG Faith, BIG Dreams, and BIG Prayers – not just for this project but for our families, our city, and our future! And so with all of those things in our heart we decided to call this endeavor… *drumroll please*

“Project BIG”

Now you may be thinking to yourself, ok that’s cool, but does B.I.G. stand for anything? Well, we gave that some thought and came up with some pretty cheesy ideas that we laughed about in the meeting. Then God dropped something in our hearts that is simple, admittedly a bit corny, but captured our hearts for this project… “It’s BIG… Because It’s God.” So, as we inevitably begin to challenge those old mindsets of small thinking in ourselves and in others, remember that yes this project is big, so big that we can’t do it on our own, so big that it’s only possible if God shows up… It’s BIG, Because It’s God.

How does Project BIG fit with our mission of seeing people transformed by Jesus?
Project Big is our response to the vision God has been cultivating within this ministry for decades. Our mission to see people transformed by Jesus means making disciples of Jesus who are people of Big Faith, who dream Big Dreams and pray Big Prayers – knowing we have a Big God who is able to do more than we could ask, think or imagine! This project is the next step in achieving this purpose, enabling us to fulfill what God has placed us in this city, at this moment, to accomplish.
Who should I share this with?
Share this with anyone you like, in fact, it’d be a great idea to have a group of people you are partnering in prayer with as we endeavor to see this project completed. Encourage each other, stir each other up, and challenge each other to have BIG Faith and to Dream Big.
How will we maintain our normal operations during construction?

We’ve already been moving and shuffling office spaces in preparation for this project and are committed to keeping our normal operations going. We’ll be in constant communication with the General Contractor and other Project leaders to ensure the least possible disruption and best possible experience for our service and event attendees. We’ll also endeavor to keep our congregation informed on any anticipated traffic flow or parking changes as they arise.

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Duration: 3-5 Years
Goal: $21.5 Million
Project Big Gauge Donut chart showing the Project Big Gauge Donation Gauge. The Goal Amount is $21,500,000.00. The Amount Committed is $2,230,916.00. The Amount Received so far is $4,196,420.00. The Amount Still Needed is $15,072,664.00. $2,230,916 Committed This is how much that has been committed by people, but not yet received. $4,196,420 Received This is how much that has been received from people so far. $15,072,664 Needed This is how much that we still need to bring in to complete the project. 30% Total Received & Committed

*This gauge rounds to the nearest full percent.

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