Move-In Date
& Project Update

We are super excited to update you on our building project and move in date. We have made great progress in our renovations, interior walls have passed all inspections and are being closed up, the new addition which will house the new and improved energy bar and community space has been completely closed in and framed. 

Because of this progress we are locking in a move in date. Our new move in date will be the weekend of February 16-17. This new date will give us plenty of time to finish renovations and give us a chance to train our Serve Team prior to welcoming you and your guests for the first time into our new church home. 

This delay will also give us much needed time to catch up on our fundraising. We have fallen slightly behind and are off pace for the funds needed to purchase all of our furniture fixtures and equipment, stuff like our Audio Video and Lighting for the facility as well as furniture & equipment for our lobby, energy bar and kids spaces. These are expenses are being cash flowed to avoid going into debt for items that depreciate over time. 

We are $7,650.92 away from meeting the remaining need and we need to close that gap before Move-In Weekend so that we can be ready to welcome the hundreds of new people from all over our region whose lives will be impacted. If you have been praying about what to do with your tax return, we want to encourage you to give towards this need. Your gift will make a big impact in helping us wrap up this final phase of the project prior to move-in weekend. 

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Building Update Videos

Building Update 1

Building Update 4 - Kids Tour

Building Update 2

Building Update 5

Building Update 3

Building Update 6


Project Timeline & Phase Three
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    Phase One ($252,288)
    Purchase & Design

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    Phase Two ($365,000)
    Break Ground & Renovate

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    Phase Three ($190,000)
    Furnish & Move In

Phase Three Update

Phase Three marks the start of the last 5 months of our Forward Journey together and God has some amazing things for us to accomplish together over the next 5 months. Renovations are underway and will be completed by the end of this year.  Phase Three will fund all of the furniture, fixtures and equipment for our new building. These funds will be used in three primary areas: The adult auditorium, Vintage Kids Rooms & Community Spaces. The total need in Phase Three is $195,000. As we move into over 20,000 feet of new ministry space we need to make sure it is prepared to receive guests on opening weekend. 

Miracle Offering Weekend

We’re very close to moving in to our new church home! Construction will be completed very soon, but we need to begin to place orders NOW for the furniture and equipment we need to be able to move in.

On November 3-4 and November 10-11, we received a special Miracle Offering to equip our children’s classrooms, student space, auditorium, and lobby. We’ve been able to keep our needs down to a minimum because we’ll be able to take everything we have here and move it over.

The total need for Forward Phase 3 furniture and equipment is $195,000, but we needed $105,000 to start the ordering process by Mid-November.

During Miracle Offering Weekend, November 3-4 and November 10-11, we asked you to bring your best cash gift to help us close the gap so that we can start ordering and stay on schedule.

If you made a pledge, these contributions will be counted as a part of your overall commitment to the project. If you didn’t make a pledge, we’re asking you to bring your best contribution over and above your tithes to help meet this need.

Thank you for your generosity and support to help us reach people and build lives through Vintage Church.

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Phase One

Purchase & Design

On May 16, 2017, after raising over $200,000 we purchased 8.7 acres of land and over 16,000 square feet of building space at the intersection of Highway 439 and FM 3219 located in Harker Heights, a property that used to house the Whiskey Creek Saloon. 

This highly visible easily accessible location keeps us in Harker Heights while positioning us to reach our city and region for Christ. This location will allow us to reach west directly into the East Gate of Fort Hood while making it possible to also reach into the City of Belton located just 5 miles East on HWY 439.

Updated Design & Cost Savings

Because of unexpected cost savings, we were able to update the layout to include a 3,000 square foot addition which allowed us to expand our lobby and kids classrooms, eliminating the need for portable buildings. The front layout of the building was also updated to reflect our ultimate front elevation & design. We also raised over $54,000 to complete all of the due diligence required to break ground.  

Phase Two

Break Ground & Renovate

On October 14-15, 2017 we launched our plans to break ground and renovate in the Nehemiah message series. 

The total cash needed to break ground was $500,000 and by mid march we had raised $163,276 towards that need.

After further due diligence and cost savings, we were excited to learn that instead of needing $500,000, we now only need $365,000 to break ground and begin construction.


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Break Ground Offering Weekend

During the weekend of May 19-20, we asked all of our church family to give above and beyond their regular tithes and offering towards the need to break ground and start renovations. To break ground in June 2018.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

We want to invite you to join us for our Ground Breaking Ceremony on July 28 at 10:00 AM as we celebrate the next step in the Forward Project!

We are grateful for your faithfulness and generosity towards the Forward Project. Because of your continued commitment, we are ready to take this next step and begin construction on our new church home. 



Why are we purchasing and renovating a new facility?

It’s about people. Since Vintage Church began, our focus has been on helping people come to Christ and grow in their faith. As a result of this, our weekend services now run nearly 1,400 people in attendance. Permanently owning our location and adding more space will allow us to continue serving and ministering to the needs of our growing church family and the community.

What is the FORWARD project?

FORWARD is a building campaign to raise the money needed to purchase, renovate & furnish our new church home located at HWY 439 & FM 3219 in Harker Heights. Completion of this project will allow us to reach over 3 times as many people as well as expand in the future.

When will be be in the new building?

We purchased and closed on the property on May 16, 2017 and plan to begin renovations mid May 2018. This schedule puts us moving in Christmas Eve 2018, however, the project will progress at the pace of our generosity. 

How and when do I give to FORWARD?

There are several ways to partner financially with us in the FORWARD campaign. First, we ask that you prayerfully consider a 5-month financial pledge towards Phase Three, the final phase of the project. You can complete a pledge card above or in any of our weekend services. You can also give financially without a pledge online or in service by designating your gift "Forward Building Fund". We ask that all of your gifts are above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings. This will allow us to continue to operate during the project. 

Lastly, you may choose to give stocks, bonds, or some other form of asset as part of your gift. Please contact Linda Schantz at 254-415-9491 with any questions or email for more information.

What's a Forward Commitment & Pledge?

Another important way you can give to the Forward Project is through budgeting a monthly gift above and beyond your current giving for the next 5 months. You can fill out a pledge/commitment card above. 

What if I already made a Forward Pledge?

If you already made a pledge towards the Forward Project, you can continue your pledge through January 31, 2019 or you can complete a new pledge card and it will replace your previous commitment towards the project.

The Forward Project and Campaign will officially conclude on January 31, 2019.


Gifts In Kind / Appreciable Assets

Stocks, bonds, real estate and other assets provide ample giving opportunities coupled with considerable tax savings. Our Finance Team will help you donate appreciable assets, give stocks in certi cate form, and make broker-to-broker transfers to optimize charitable contribution bene ts and capital gains savings. 

Automatic Contributions

By signing up for online giving, either through your bank or our website, you can ensure your gift is automatically transferred on the day(s) of your choosing. This is an easy way to make your giving hassle-free and consistent. 

Cash Flow Gifts

You can give signi cantly by contributing smaller amounts at higher frequencies. Weekly, bi-monthly or monthly giving allows substantial gifts to be reached in smaller steps. 

Diverted-Funds Gifts

Some easy lifestyle adjustments can help allow you to increase your giving to God’s work. Diverting funds from your budget for entertainment, dining out, subscriptions, etc., can help you free up funds to have a signi cant impact on your giving. 

Delayed Non-Essential Purchases

Forgoing some big purchases, such as automobiles, vacations, clothing, trips, etc., for a few years can create substantial giving opportunities. 

Raises, Bonuses, Extra Work Income

Dedicating forthcoming raises or bonuses
is a creative method for increased giving. Taking a second or part-time job, utilizing your marketable hobbies or skills, or working overtime can create extra revenue you can funnel into God’s kingdom.


Income-Producing Assets

Any interest income, payments from rental properties, or monies from other income- producing assets can provide a source for increased giving. 

Special Sales

Consider selling unused items, hosting a garage sale or holding an online auction and giving the proceeds toward FORWARD. The sale of major assets, such as a house, car, land or a business can also provide previously untapped revenue for giving. 

Tax Refunds & Savings

Added giving to Vintage Church can create tax savings. By giving these tax refunds and savings back to God’s work, you can increase your total giving. 

Freedom From Debt

As you look ahead to the next couple of years, you may discover some current loans or debt obligations that will be ful lled. By investing the money you would have been paying on a car or credit card balance once it’s paid off, you can free up additional funds to give. 

Charitable Giving Resources

Reviewing your charitable gifts in light of the kingdom of God affords a resource for signi cant giving. For example, you might usually give to other causes and non-pro ts. Consider diverting those gifts to FORWARD during your pledge, and resume these contributions afterward. 

Corporate Gifts

You might be able to make a signi cant donation by using the products or services of your business as a resource for giving. 

For additional assistance regarding your contributions or to make bequests and charitable planned gifts, please email us at 


“God has used the Forward Project to grow me personally & to increase my faith in the power of The Local Church” -Lisa

"We moved here recently from Austin area. We are empty nesters, my husband took a job in Killeen so we moved to Harker Heights. We visited here, loved the people, felt inspired & challenged by the preaching, and wanted to be part of this growing family." -Bonita


"Graduated High school and Joined the army. I grew up in a church background but kind of stayed away after joining the army 4 years later. I married my wife Hailey who is a big influence on my life and continuing to make me a better person to this day. We couldn’t really find a good church till I went with some friends to Vintage. It was a great experience from the first time." - Ethan


Vince and I are from northern Il. We spent the past 9 months in Germany. After a compassionate reassignment. We have landed here in Tx. We found vintage right when we got here in Nov and it has sparked a new passion for following Christ and strengthened our marriage. - Vincent & Kristin


We started going to church because it seemed like the right thing to do when our first child was born. When we started attending all three of our children have accepted Christ we are thrilled to have found Vintage Church now that we are in Texas. - Mike & Mary


God has blessed me in so many ways. I don't know where to begin. He continues to bless me more and more each day. I've struggled for a long time with tithing. I've always gave something but never 10%. Pastor Stephen challenged us to tithe for 90 days and see what happens. So we did and sure enough, God has continued to bless us. We both got raises above and beyond our expectations. Shawn


My wife and I have been with Vintage for a couple of year now. Before then I wasn't a regular church attendee. It's fair to say that my spiritual growth is very young but being part of Vintage has impacted my growth. Joining a small group is meant to accelerate my growth and I am looking forward to all that God has in store. Jack


May 2016 our daughter-in-law invited us to our grandson's dedication at Vintage. From the beginning to the end of service we felt so welcomed at Vintage. The service was amazing. From then on we have had made Vintage our home. We joined a small group, joined a team and now help with Next Steps. All of this feels like family. Through Pastor and the staff, I've learned to build my relationship with God, something I've never had before. My daughter and I were baptized which was one of the best days of my life. I am thankful for Vintage Church. David
"Grew up in a small town in central Illinois. I was raised in Church and asked Jesus to be my savior at the age of 3. Around my preteens I kind of fell away from the church body. But I have always tried to stay on the right path. I met my Husband in school and have been married for a little over a year now. We are excited to get connected at Vintage and see what God has in store for us." - Haley


"I had a vision of this building as a church. We live in this neighborhood and when I heard that Vintage was moving in I knew that this is where God wanted me to be and to connect with the body of Christ. We started coming to Vintage in September of 2015 and have continued to grow and get involved as god has prepared his good works for us to do here." - Brenda


I grew up in church and at 14 accepted Christ since then I’ve walked close and far from the Lord but what I’ve been learning over the last few years is about the Lord’s grace and mercy four weeks ago my husband and I walked through the doors vintage and knew we were home I truly feel this campaign was right on time in my life I’m looking forward to the coming weeks.


I was baptized into the Baptist church when I was nine. I grew up in the church but it wasn’t until I moved to Lampasas and 1996 that I felt that I was really saved since then I have grown in my face and sought a real relationship with Jesus seven years ago I married Jim and I moved to Harker Heights we began searching for a church and found Vintage to be the one that made us feel at home I last two years our faith and walk with Jesus has grown. - Marion


Many years ago, my husband and I were hurt by the leadership of a church we were very active in. We stayed out of church for 14 years. In those years we struggled through many difficulties. We finally returned to church about 4 years ago. The first church wasn't the best fit for us. The second church was great but closed its doors a year later. We heard of Vintage through Facebook. The first Vintage service we attended was a message that had my husband in tears. The second message was for me. We both felt that we had a clear message that God led us to Vintage for a reason. We have been spiritually growing more than ever before since we made Vintage our church home. We've been embraced as family and we love serving alongside our new spiritual family. We look forward to all that God has in store for us as we continue on this journey! - Hope
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You can make your 5-month Phase Three pledge, give towards your pledge or give a one time gift in any of our weekend services via check, cash or credit/debit card or online below. Be sure to designate your gift to the "Forward Building Fund".