Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be followed up about my pledge?
No, you will not be followed up regarding your pledge. It simply gives us an indication of how much people intend to give, which helps us in our financial planning.
Will donations to the project be tax deductible?
Donations are no longer tax deductible
as all funds for the community care section of the building have been raised.
Can I re-direct some of my regular giving to this project?
Our current regular giving (tithes and offerings) helps to resource the ministries of the church. In order to sustain these ministries, we ask that donations to this project be in addition to your other regular giving. We do not want any other area of ministry to have to reduce their resources in favour of the building being completed.
How do I give?
You can give via our church web site
or mobile phone app
or through the Story Building Project envelopes available at the stands located in the foyer or at the Connect Desk.
How much have we raised?
Our congregation contributed $2.175M in 2014, $1.952M in 2015 and $1.760M in 2016, giving a total of $5.885M towards the project.
Isn't CityLife Church already big enough?
We are already reaching many people but we have outgrown our current facilities and need to provide for growth in children’s ministries, community care and weekend services. We believe God has called us to reach out to even more people.
What is CityLife's current financial situation?
Through the generous giving of our congregation and the good financial management of our leadership team, CityLife is currently debt-free with some savings in the bank.
Why don't we just borrow the $11 million?
Taking a bank loan is possible but would cost thousands of dollars in interest and would require us to reduce the amount of money we are investing in ministry, something we do not want to do.
How much land do we have at our Knox site?
The current church and school facilities reside on 13 acres of land. The new carpark is built on the additional 4 acres near the freeway, bringing our total to 17 acres, enabling us to construct a new Community Centre.
Will this affect our community and overseas mission ministries?
Our commitment to our community and to missions is as strong as it ever has been and so we do not want to reduce any of the current resources we are investing in these core ministries of the church. In fact, as we grow, our capacity to expand these areas of ministry also grows.
When will construction be completed?
We expect that the facility will be completed by November 2017.