Establish Culture, Establish Legacy,
Become a Builder in His Kingdom
Can you believe the year is already half over? In less than 2 months, we’ll be stepping into our new home in Austin. We are beyond blessed and thankful for all God has done and is continuing to do here at Bethel Austin! Back in March, we launched our Establish campaign as a stake in the ground for sharing our vision for this new space. We were humbled by the testimonies and prophetic acts that followed as the Bethel Austin community gave and pledged into helping us establish a home here in Austin, Texas.
For the past two years, we have rented evening and weekend space from our friends at Antioch Austin. It’s been a great partnership as both churches co-labored for the Kingdom to be more evident in Austin while sharing their facility. In September, we will move into a 28,000+ sq/ft worship center that will enable us to have full-time, 24/7 access to this space. This will be a space for weekend services, kids church for our families, classrooms to better equip us for the work of ministry and counseling rooms for our Transformation Center.
In addition to this space, we have also acquired an additional 8,000 sq/ft for our church offices in an adjacent building. We have seen the favor of God in the entire process and watched as He has made divine connections to make this dream a reality.
We had originally set a budget of $3M to fully renovate both of these spaces. However, as anyone with a little construction history in Austin knows, there has been a shortage of building supplies, inflated prices due to COVID and regular changes that happen throughout the building process. This has increased the budget to $3.7M for both spaces.
We have currently brought in $1.4M through your incredible generosity, and we’re now in the home stretch to finish paying the remaining $2.3M to fully occupy our new home.
For those who have already sown into our new home, thank you! We are so grateful for your partnership. Since we are still trying to close the gap on our budget, we want to ask – is God impressing upon your heart to help us extend the tent pegs and give towards our new home?
We believe that the Church is not built on the gifts of a few but on the sacrifice of many. It is our desire for 100% participation in this campaign from our church family! We know that as individuals and families who plant a seed into this work of God, they will reap an eternal harvest.
We believe that Bethel Austin is a place for believers and non-believers alike to come and encounter the living God. A church that equips, trains and sends out revivalists into our city, state and the nations to see God’s kingdom come in greater measure here on earth and to see Jesus get His full reward.
We want to thank you for your generosity, obedience and ‘yes’ to building the house of God with us.
Joaquin and Renee Evans