Realizing the Vision

We are a gospel-centered people seeking Christ's formation in us and the flourishing of our neighbor.


Ways to donate

Mail a check made payable to One Ancient Hope to:

One Ancient Hope Church
C/o Capital Campaign Committee
500 N. Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Email building@oneancienthope.com to set up wire transfers, automatic giving options, or to discuss matching gifts/paying with stock

Donate online with credit card, though please note there will be a 4% fee deducted from your gift, so OAH will only receive 96% of your gift. If you would like OAH to receive 100% of your gift, please consider one of the other giving options.

STORY

On March 1, 2019, we started living out this vision by purchasing our own building! Our move to the church building on 500 N. Clinton Street in downtown Iowa City will enable us to expand our ministry to the city, the university, and the marginalized while forging partnerships with community organizations. Currently, a non-profit organization supporting the formerly incarcerated as they re-establish themselves in society is renting space within the church building. We are excited about continuing to pursue the flourishing of our neighbors through these and other relationships in the Iowa City community.

After the building was put up for sale in July 2018, God has been faithful to provide every step of the way, clearing away barrier after barrier to accomplish a purchase that none of us believed possible a few months ago. God has continued to provide through pledges from within the congregation and others who want to partner with us in our move to this new building, including a donor who has generously offered to match all gifts up to $50,000 given by December 31, 2019!

PHASES

Over the next six months, One Ancient Hope will take ownership of the building and begin planning outreach and ministry through our new home and funding its purchase and renovation costs. One Ancient Hope has always depended on the sacrificial generosity of her people. We pray that all who have the means to give will generously support this big step for our church.

We have divided our $1,000,000 Capital Campaign into 3 phases over the next 10 years:

Phase 1: $275,000 (2019)

  • Repayment of $60,000 loan from donor for the down payment
  • Building renovations/repairs
  • Outreach to our neighbors in Iowa City

Phase 2: $300,000 (2020-2021)

  • Continuing the work listed above
  • Paying down the mortgage
  • Replenishing our savings accounts

Phase 3: $425,000 (2022-2028)

  • Funding future outreach/renovation projects
  • Pay down remaining mortgage

PLACE

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Thank you for engaging with us as we work to fulfill God’s vision for our church in Iowa City!

CONTACT

For further information email the building team