Our current goal is to have the building ready by the second half of 2022. We’re going to use this time to envision and then create the best possible space for the local community. It’s an opportunity to transform what it’s like to live and work here, and we’re going to make sure that we get it right!
No. The building will host our events and services on Sundays, but it will be utilized far beyond that. In fact, we are already in talks with our nonprofit and other community partners about how they can use the building. The size and versatility of the space will provide these organizations with office and meeting areas as well as the ability to host events throughout the week. We will also be able to incubate and support new nonprofits as they seek to launch inside of our community as well.
In addition, we will create a year-long calendar and booking system that will allow us to welcome the City of Hoboken, other community organizations, small businesses, schools, individuals and more to apply to use the space for their own plans.
We are so excited about what this building makes possible. Its size and versatility will allow us to host graduations, concerts, weddings, middle school and teen camps, professional training conferences, movie showings, small business expos, job fairs, speaking engagements, town halls, charity events and so much more.
The people, organizations and companies of Hoboken will no longer have to leave the city to enjoy these kinds of events. Everything is now possible and accessible right here. There will be no other building like this one in Hoboken!
No! Bow Tie Cinemas did not own the building and they had already decided to permanently vacate the space well before we even began our own negotiations with the building owner.
It’s sad to see the movie theater go in a difficult business environment, but we are also thrilled to be able to “save” the building and ensure that it will continue to be used as a space enjoyed by the community at large.
301 Garden has been our home for many years. It will be very difficult to say goodbye knowing all the memorable moments that occurred in that space. It is a very special building for us, and it will be in our hearts forever!
Ultimately, we did not own 301 Garden and were just long-term tenants under a rental agreement. Given the growth of our church and the scale of our plans, the building could not keep up with our growth and needs for the future. The new space will allow us to love and serve the people of Hoboken more than ever before and in entirely new ways!
The new uptown building will be our only campus in Hoboken once the move is complete. At this time, there are no plans to host services from more than one location
The building has two main floors and two mezzanines totaling more than 25,000 sq. ft. of space. Its tall ceilings, large lobby as well as four major rooms create the welcoming and versatile space we’ve been praying for all these years!
The Home Initiative is a two year generosity journey. It is our goal to expand our generosity from our current level, $6 million over two years, to $12 million over two years.
Mid-point commitments are 12 month commitments not two year commitments. We invite you to be part of the second year of this incredible journey!
Yes, we are prepared to accept both stock donations as well as asset donations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate those types of transactions.
No. All donations are part of The Home Initiative. Our goal includes our current giving, which means all giving goes to one fund.
We encourage you to consider what your total commitment is, then divide by how often you give and set up a regular pattern of giving towards The Home Initiative. The Lord may lead you to be generous in additional ways as you go, so remain open to His leading moving forward.
Yes! Give in the menu of this page to enroll in online giving or go to hobokengrace.com/give. We also have other options for giving. The traditional way is to drop your checks or cash gifts off each week following our services using the giving envelope (found on the side of the giving boxes on Sunday). Giving via text message and mobile giving using our Hoboken Grace mobile app is also available. Additionally, you can use your bank’s online bill pay tools, which is convenient and typically free to you and the church. Go to hobokengrace.com/give to learn more about each of these options.
Yes! The Home Initiative was crafted with you in mind. The Home Initiative is a one-fund generosity initiative, meaning it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving. The Home Initiative is a call to sacrificial generosity for everyone. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game! Get started now! Make your commitment at thehomeintiative.com.
We believe the local church has the most compelling mission to which we can give our lives. We would love for you to make Hoboken Grace your church home as we bring hope to our world through The Home Initiative. You can get started by joining us for NEXT, our quick introductory class held after each service every Sunday. In this 15-minute overview, you will learn more about who we are as a church and how to get connected. To learn more about Hoboken Grace, go to hobokengrace.com.
During this two-year period, every dollar given to The Home Initiative is a contribution toward the initiative. This means that everything—including our general ministry budget, our local and global mission work, and our expansion project—is being fueled by The Home Initiative. There is no designated giving.
If you are currently making payments to eliminate debt, we commend you for your progress on this important goal. You should continue to do so. If we can help you on the journey to become debt-free, please let us know. Hoboken Grace offers biblically-based budget counseling, financial planning resources and a financial course called Financial Peace University.
Being in debt doesn’t eliminate our opportunity to give, however. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you, but what he wants for you. God instructs us to find a way to give with joy at all times, regardless of our circumstances. Please contact us if you would like to speak with a budget counselor.
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give toward the The Home Initiative. You might have stocks, property, or another form of stored resources with which God has blessed you and from which he might be prompting you to give. If you need assistance facilitating gifts of property or stock, please contact email@example.com.
We know your desire was to be obedient and stretch your faith as you made your commitment. If a personal or financial hardship changes your circumstances to a point where you’re unable to fulfill your commitment, then take the extra time as needed, Please, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d be honored to offer you prayer and counsel at any time.
Our team would love to answer any questions that you have. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!