Strike The Ground 2018
 

The Canvas 2018 Vision

STRIKE THE GROUND

 
 
 

Goal: $396,000

Total Given/Committed: $116,176

(Updated Daily)

  • 29%

 
 
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2017 was an incredible year and a year full of what I call "holy problems" because of the growth and impact we have seen God do in our church family. Because of this, we are taking big steps of faith in 2018 to point even more people to the fully alive life of Jesus and to flourish our great city we get to call home.

I want to invite you into what God is doing in one of our nation's most influential cities. Through our Strike The Ground Campaign we are making moves that will not only enable Canvas to thrive in 2018, but I believe will also set the tone for years to come.

Whether you are a part of the Canvas family in SF or at a distance, I want to invite you to be a part of this faith adventure as we seek to, in greater ways than ever before, point creatives to their Creator, that they would become fully alive followers of Jesus.

 
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YEAR-IN-REVIEW

 
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SUNDAY GATHERINGS

330

 

PEOPLE ON SERVING TEAMS

156

PEOPLE IN CG'S

236

 

2017 ANNUAL GIVING

$677K

 
 
 
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THE 2018 VISION

 
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NEW VENUE. SAME VALUES.

Due to the continued growth of our Canvas family and the desire to partner strategically to flourish our neighborhood, we are excited about the opportunity to move into our new venue at Marina Middle School, starting Sunday, March 11th.

 
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AS WE SETTLE INTO OUR NEW HOME, HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO COME IN 2018.

 

01. We're going to be a major blessing to Marina Middle School

Schools are one of our most important institutions. Teachers have the job that creates all other jobs. With this new partnership, we are excited to be able to join with this world-shaping work that happens every day on their campus by serving the faculty, providing for needs they may have on their school grounds, and meeting tangible needs that the teachers, students, or families at Marina Middle School may have.

02. Eat Ups launching March 25th

We are committed to being "a small church with a lot of people." Meaning, we are committed to Canvas continuing to be an easy place to find belonging and meaningful community. If you are new, new-ish, or just want to make friends, look for the Eat Up sign starting March 18th after our morning gathering.

03. Age-Based Kids Experiences

We have seen tremendous growth in our Kids community in 2017. Marina Middle School will allow us to have the space needed to offer age-based experiences in order to create the best experience for our Canvas kiddos. Also, we are looking to do an upgrade of our Kids spaces, check-in processes, and curriculum. Our goal is to have this fully launched by September, 2018.

04. Party-Before-The-Party

Church should feel like a party, not a funeral. We value that space before-and-after our Sunday gatherings where people can connect over coffee, food and great conversation. In 2018, we're excited to begin the "Party-Before-The-Party," with pour-over coffee, music, early check-in for kids, and more. Our goal is to launch this by September, 2018.

05. Free Parking

Do we really need to say more?

 
 
 
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HIRE A COMMUNITY GROUP DIRECTOR

With 236 people in Community Groups and over 30 CG Leaders, the need for a CG Director has become apparent if we are to continue to launch and lead healthy Community Groups. With a CG Director we will be able to raise up leaders faster and more leaders means we can launch out new CG's faster so no one has to wait long to start finding deep community in a CG. Woot!

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EXPAND CANVAS HQ

When we first launched Canvas everything was done in a house or coffee shop. As we've grown, we've had to begin renting venues for trainings, events, and counseling. We are now at a place where homes are too small and regularly renting venues is too costly with not enough return. Because of this, in 2018, we are praying and working towards locking down a larger space on a longer lease that will allow us to do weekly ministry, trainings, events, and will also provide adequate space for our growing staff and interns. With this expanded HQ we will be able to serve more effectively and utilize our time and resources more efficiently.

 
 
 

REMEMBER THAT TIME WE SAID WE WERE GOING TO START ANOTHER CANVAS CHURCH?

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YEP, IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING.

Our long-term vision of Canvas is to launch multiple Canvas churches. In 2017 we shared this vision and since then have been prayerfully...and slowly...moving forward. We are so excited to announce that we have a couple who will begin training in 2018 to launch another Canvas family in SF. We cannot wait to share their story and officially begin moving towards seeing this vision becoming a reality.

 
 
 
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THE COST

 
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MARINA MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

Cost:

$200,000

This will:

  • Provide resources to serve Marina Middle School through regular projects and care initiatives
  • Allow us to expand and upgrade all Canvas Kids environments
  • Pay for sound and video equipment suitable for this new venue
  • Make needed upgrades to our Sunday guest experience
  • Cover the cost of storage for all equipment

HIRE A COMMUNITY GROUP DIRECTOR

Cost:

$100,000

This will:

  • Provide two full years of runway
  • Give direct leadership and oversight over all CG's and leaders
  • Allow for shorter wait times for people wanting to join a CG

EXPAND CANVAS HQ

Cost:

$96,000

This will:

  • Provide the right amount of space to hold weekly counseling sessions, meetings, workshops and trainings.
  • Save time and will be a more efficient use of funds as we will no longer rent venues for anything except Community Link and our Sunday gathering.
  • Allow us to put roots down in the Marina throughout the week and better serve our neighborhood and church
  • Create much needed room for both present and future staff, interns, pastors, in order to carry out weekly ministry more efficiently.

 

TOTAL COST: $396,000

Current Average Attendance: 330

What it will take to meet the goal: $100 a person per month

 
 
 

WHAT COULD GOD DO THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY?

 
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GIVE HERE

Whether you are a part of the Canvas family in SF or you are a part of the family at a distance; would you consider partnering with us by either giving a one-time gift or committing for the next 12 months to give towards our Strike The Ground Campaign?

What could God do through our generosity?

Let's find out, together.

 
 
 

CONTACT US

 
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