Building Faith Hope Love One City

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33

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What are we building?

faith.
hope.
love.

Building One City is about building a home, not a building. It’s about declaring this land holy ground. It is set apart, unique, and radically different because it is the place where you and your family and friends encounter God and discover your purpose in life.

Our memories are almost always associated with a place. It’s more important than ever for us to create a spiritual home where people meet Jesus, meet their best friends, meet their spouse, and build their families. It’s so much more than building a building; it is building a culture and people that are not content with anything less than God’s perfect power being released in them and through them.

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It's all about building faith, hope, and love.

It's all about building faith, hope, and love.

What is the potential god story?

growth.
restoration.
legacy.

As the pastors of One City Church, we are called to be good stewards of not only our dollars but also our team, our people, and our future. In exploring potential options at over 20+ properties, including borrowing or renting space from other churches or doing a lease build out, all have pointed back to a legacy opportunity.

In April 2020, Pastor Jimmy Latimer called Pastor Chris and said he felt the Spirit’s leading to play a role in our restoration. He said, “I don’t have much, but I have an amazing piece of land where you could build a church.” In many repsects, Pastor Jimmy and the people of Redeemer have been spiritual parents for us; therefore, it only feels right to receive the passing of the baton to build on their legacy. 

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If you had told us in August 2020 that we could build on this land in 2022, I’d have told you that would be a God story – something only He could do. Given normal challenges and Covid challenges, to start, grow, and build a church through these circumstances is to truly move mountains.


This is a no regret opportunity. One day we’ll look back at this home with great gratitude not only for what it provided us but also for all the ways it will fuel the future.

We are grateful to partner with God and the people of One City to create a church that advances heaven and stops hell.

We are grateful to partner with God and the people of One City to create a church that advances heaven and stops hell.

Gives One City a permanant home.

Enables us to focus on lives, not logistics.

Accelerates the church’s ability to stabilize and establish deep roots.

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What are the benefits?

roots.
vision.
home.

Gives One City a permanant home.

Enables us to focus on lives, not logistics.

Accelerates the church’s ability to stabilize and establish deep roots.

Saves potentially millions of dollars in sunk costs from a lease build out or multiple interim locations.


Allows us to provide high-quality children and student environments and ministries for One City.


Gives us an environment that matches our vision and gives us confidence to invite our family and friends.

Provides a great investment opportunity because real estate is always about location, location, location.


Blesses us with the opportunity to partner with Lion Heart Academy, a nationally-recognized preschool.

Provides a revenue stream to cover the cost of the loan and shift more dollars to ministry.

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Phase One Renderings

Tithing Commitment

I/we commit to give the first ___% of my/our income to God's work through One City Church for one year.

10%

Down Payment Gift

I/we commit to give an initial gift of $___ as a down payment of my One City Commitment.

by 10/31

Building Commitment

I/we pledge $___ monthly above and beyond our tithe over the next 24 months. (10/2021-10/2023)

monthly

Monthly Contributions

Master Plan Renderings; Phase Two and Three

Frequently Asked Questions

Read up on common questions related to the Building One City campaign.

What are One City’s beliefs about money?

We believe Matthew 25:14-30 teaches us to be stewards instead of owners. It is our privilege and responsibility to accomplish God’s goals with God’s money. It is our goal to replace the love of money with the love of mission. We will never love money less until we love God more.

Where does One City get its income?

The church is our spiritual family, and we support it just as we support our physical families. It is our responsibility to be priority givers, percentage givers, and purposeful givers. In addition to tithes and offering, it is our goal to be good stewards by maximizing our space to create multiple ministries and revenue streams. For example, we plan to create a high-quality daycare program, a potential elementary school, and definitely a great coffee shop and restaurant.

What is the difference between a tithe and an offering?

A tithe is giving the first 10% of your gross income as defined by Malachi 3:10. A tithe is one specific way that God asks us to put Him FIRST (2 Corinthians 8:5). Giving isn’t a 10% issue; it is a 100% issue. When you live for God 100%, you joyfully give Him 10%.

An offering is anything given above and beyond your tithe. Just as we want God to be generous to us, God wants us to be generous to others.

How Can I give to One City?

Electronic giving is available through automatic draft and online giving at www.onecitymemphis.org. Tithes and offering can be placed in the offering baskets at the back of the auditorium each Sunday.

Gifts can be mailed to One City Church at 1779 Kirby Pkwy 1-216; Memphis, TN 38138.

All contribution information is securely available to each individual by signing in online. We can also provide statements at year-end for any that choose not to sign in online.

Does One City offer financial teaching and coaching?

We offer a Financial Peace University class twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. We also offer Ramsey Plus as a way to provide additional equipping resources and tools.

Does One city have a budget?

Yes. The budget is designed and built to accomplish the vision and goals of One City Church. It will be submitted to the Advisors and Overseers annually for approval and accountability. As the church matures in years and grows in size, we will adopt industry standards such as audits to ensure financial integrity and confidence. The leadership at One City takes our fiscal responsibility seriously and strives to honor the Lord as good stewards.

2022 Budget = $650,000 (30% increase from 2021)

What is our building need?

1st Phase Building: 20,000 square feet

  • Lobby and 400 Seat Auditorium
  • Two-Story Children and Student Space
  • Parking

What is our financial need?

  • Cost = $4,000,000
  • Down Payment = $800,000 (20%)
  • Loan = $3,200,000
  • Rate = 4.00%
  • Amortization = 20 years
  • Annual Payment = $233,863
  • Monthly Payment = $19,488

What can churches raise in a giving campaign?

Churches typically raise 1.5 to 3 times their annual income over 2 years.


Our Two-Year Goal is $1,250,000.

What is unique about our situation?

We need over half of our offering ($800k) up front for down payment.

We need to increase our annual budget by $150,000.