Spring Lake 3 Year Vision

Electronic Pledge Card

The vision of Spring Lake Church is ambitious, daunting, and exciting. It inspires us toward our future and requires our dependance on the Holy Spirit. For the past couple years, church leadership has prayed and gained clarity on next steps for Spring Lake to move toward fulfilling our church vision.

Our 3 Year Vision was designed to position our church to:  

To accomplish this vision, two connected projects are being pursued.

The first is an expansion at our Bellevue Campus that will include a gym big enough for a full-sized basketball court and additional classroom space.  The expansion, especially the gym space, will be an outlet for outreach in our local community. We see outside groups and our Outreach Ministry using the space in ways that will strength our relationships with our neighbors. In addition, for many years, we’ve realized that our Kids Ministry and Student Ministry spaces were inadequate, especially in play spaces where so many kids and students make relational connections. The gym will create an environment where kids and teenagers can be kids without the fear of breaking equipment in our large lobby and worship center. Extra classroom spaces will alleviate overcrowding in our Kids Ministry and allow us to offer more Care, Focus, and Life Groups for adults. Overall, the Bellevue Campus expansion will give us a wonderful tool to love our neighbors and position our current ministries to thrive even more. We look forward to utilizing the new space by September 2024.

The second project is to launch a third physical campus. Our church vision calls us to expand our reach and influence beyond our current footprint and into Northeastern Wisconsin. Multi-site is the primary pathway toward that vision. Just like we experienced when launching our Downtown Campus in 2018, launching a new site will move us closer to people with spiritual needs, activate more Spring Lakers, and provide ideal ministry environments that will be big enough for quality ministries but small enough for individuals to be personally known.  Quite simply, multi-site has worked extremely well for us, and we’re excited to expand again through a new campus in Lawrence WI.

In January 2024, we closed on land in Lawrence, WI. God's fingerprints were all over the purchase and are shared in more details in video below. The property is located on Lawrence Drive a quarter mile north from the S exit on Highway 41. The location is ideal to reach Southwest Brown County and to extend our reach into the Fox Cities. Securing land is a significant step towards launching a campus. As of Spring 2024, we are working on plans and the timeline to build and launch the Lawrence Campus.

To be in the loop, please join our Lawrence Campus email list here.

The 3 Year Vision also addresses some crowding we’ve been experiencing at our Bellevue Campus. The fastest growing ministry at our church has been Kids Ministry for several years, causing some tight spaces on Sunday mornings and for Awana on Tuesday nights. Beyond that, our main weekend services have often pushed past 70% of capacity of our worship center. Our vision addresses these pinch points and would position us for continued growth for many years.  Obviously, this vision requires financial investment. The 3 Year Vision Campaign kicked off December 2023 and runs through January 1, 2027. Through the generosity of a Spring Lake family, pledges made by March 1, 2024 and gifts received on those pledges by March 1, 2025 are being matched up to $2 million. We want to thank all who have pledged and given towards the campaign.

Throughout this process, we have consistently seen God's favor upon the vision. We had unity within Spring Lake leadership that was followed by an overwhelming vote by our congregation in September 2023. Since then, we've seen over 500 households join the campaign. God is up to something special at Spring Lake and we're thankful to be part of it.

Pledges are still being received. Pledge cards can be found at the welcome desks in our lobbies or electronically here.
If you hav any questions regarding your pledge, don't hesitate to email accounting@springlakechurch.org

We realize many people have questions beyond what we can share on a website. We have a FAQ pageIn addition, Pastor Jeff Pittman would love to address any questions or thoughts you may have. Feel free to reach out to him at pastorjeff@springlakechurch.org