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Great Expectations
Cliff Temple’s Fall 2018 Capital Campaign

Campaign Goal: $2.6 million
Challenge Goal: $3.1 million

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”
William Carey, English Baptist Missionary

MEMBER TESTIMONIES

The vision

To provide funding to improve existing Cliff Temple campus structures in order to create greater accessibility, hospitality and functionality for future ministries.

The History

120 years ago God began a new church in Oak Cliff with a handful of believers. The foundation of our church was simple: “Jesus only.” Our heartbeat has always been serving our community in His name. Cliff Temple flourished through the building of our sanctuary in the 1930’s with an outpouring of generosity and faithfulness. In the decades to follow, the Word was preached with passion as thousands were baptized and discipled. Missionaries were sent out and lives were changed. We remained faithful through decades of challenge, expanding ministries to low-income families and at-risk teens. In the 1980s, there was talk in Dallas of “the miracle in Oak Cliff” as our great, established church experienced renewal and undertook a major facility renovation. In the 1990s and 2000s the church remained faithful, launching new ministries such as The Well to serve people living with severe mental illness. Through many changes, we have been privileged to be a part of God’s unfolding dream for our community — of lives transformed, men and women from all walks of life welcomed and loved, young people supported and raised in the knowledge of God’s grace, senior adults receiving care and help, and those who are hungry being fed. 

The Present 

Today, still serving on 10th and Zang in the heart of Oak Cliff, we have great expectations that God is doing a new thing. Our community is rapidly changing. For many years, visionaries, business leaders and everyday residents dreamed of renewal in our neighborhood. As new apartments are built, new businesses are launched, and old buildings are renovated, together we’re seeing those hopes becoming reality.

The Future

Cliff Temple has great expectations as well: that God will renew our fellowship, expand our impact, and use us for God’s glory for decades to come. Our expectations for the future aren’t focused on buildings. They’re focused on people. It’s all about relationships. We want to see men and women — children, youth and adults — come together. We want to see people baptized, discipled and sent out in the power of the Holy Spirit in order to be a blessing for North Oak Cliff and throughout the City of Dallas. 

As we remodel space, we expect that God will help us to disciple more children and youth so that they can live out the missionary life, loving God and others more deeply. We expect that our enhanced worship and classroom space will be better utilized to equip adults to reach people in places where they live, work and play. 

The Great Expectations Campaign is focused on three major initiatives:

1. Expecting New Family Members

New 10th Street “Front Door” Entrance

Improved guest experience through restroom upgrades

Community outreach/publicity plan to reach neighbors

2. Expecting Expanding Ministries

New attractive and secure Children’s Ministry space

Updated preschool hallway/Child Development Center

Enhanced, larger and safe Youth Ministry space

Updated classrooms for adult gathering/learning

3. Expecting Renewal in Worship

Accessibility from 10th street into sanctuary via elevator

Hospitality improvements with expanded sanctuary foyer

Important Dates

October 7 - Campaign Launch

Vision Preview Events
October 14, 5:00 p.m.
October 15, 6:00 p.m.
October 17, 11:00 a.m.

November 4 - Commitment Sunday and 120th Church Anniversary