123 years ago…
a group of entrepreneurial Christians across the river felt God call them to plant a church. Legacy is that church and we have been reaching generation after generation for Jesus ever since!
Today, God calls us to take the next steps, onward, to be the community of impact that reaches people for Christ for generations to come!
In 2018 & 2019, we raised just over $900,000 on our way to $2 million to retire debt, pay off the expansion, grow Legacy South and build the Legacy Foundation. You can give online anytime by choosing the Legacy Onward fund.
In this four-year project from January 2018 to December 2021, Legacy Onward contains four priorities:
God has moved in incredible ways over the last 5 years in our $7 million Durango facility. Lives are being changed!
We’re committed to paying off the debt to free up other resources to be used for more ministries and new projects.
As any ND homeowner knows, specials are the costs for roads, water, sewage and infrastructure to our properties. Legacy is also assessed specials. As of October 2020, they are estimated at $300,000.
Pray with us: God, thank you for the Legacy we’ve received in the faithfulness of past generations. May we take the next steps together to continue the legacy of reaching today’s and future generations for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
North Building Expansion
In December 2018, we opened the new student ministry wing and adult classrooms. This expansion increased the usable square footage of the large group student ministry space 40% and added 8 rooms for small groups plus a family room for nursing moms. An unisex bathroom was added near the large gathering space. The 2 ‘meeting rooms’ are used for adult classes, allowing us to double our adult class options on Sundays and Wednesdays. A small mechanical/storage upper level room was also added.
Pray with us: Lord God, like Joshua, help me to choose each and every day to serve you alone, for you to shape all that I am. Help me to share the stories of your power and might and love to all that I may encounter. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Legacy has a long history of extending our reach, from cable access to online worship to Thailand. We were a part of God resurrecting Moffit UMC and continue to assist Cory Thrall with his churches north of Bismarck. Now, God is calling us to take the next step: to become a multi-site church with a campus of Legacy on the south side.
What is a multi-site church?
A multi-site church replicates what it does at another location, to reach new people that would not otherwise visit us. A new site typically begins where God is moving, at a place where people connected to the first site already live.
How is it going? What is the goal?
Weekly worship began in February 2019 averaging 70 people every week The ultimate goal is to have a financially self-sustaining and growing Legacy South by the end of 2021.
Over four years, assuming successful completion of many benchmarks and goals along the way, we commit $150,000 in the Legacy Onward campaign. Those gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar by the denomination, extending our reach.
Pray with us: Loving God, we’re so thankful for the entrepreneurial Christians that made the choice to come across the river 120 years ago. May we take this step in their honor, to be the sent ones blessed to bless others, going south where you are already moving in people’s hearts. It is the legacy the world needs. It is in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
The Legacy Foundation exists to endow and support the future of our church’s mission and ministry by encouraging Legacy participants to support the long-range financial growth and sustainability of our church. The Foundation seeks to eventually raise $1 million dollars and only spend the interest of the funds on various projects.
How will the dollars be spent?
The annual earnings will be spent on capital improvements, ministry expenses outside of the general fund, missions and scholarships. Donors can specify which fund receives their dollars.
Who serves on the foundation board?
The board consists of 7 people: Legacy Finance Team (4 members), Lead Pastor, Operations Director and an ad hoc member selected by the other six members.
Ways to Give
Contributions can be made via the weekly offering, scheduled online payments or one of these methods: retirement plan assets, stock, life insurance, named beneficiary, will, living removable trust, charitable gift annuity and charitable remainder trust.
ND residents can take advantage of the 40% state tax credit for gifts of $5,000 or larger to qualified permanent endowment funds. The Legacy Foundation qualifies for this state tax credit.
The endowment portion of the Legacy Onward campaign is $100,000 on our way to the goal of a $1 million dollar endowment. As of October 2020, we’ve raised $60,000 on our way to $100,000.
Pray with us: God, we desire to be a church that goes beyond our walls, that seeks to serve and not to be served. Guide us to be a community of impact, reaching new people and meeting needs for generations to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.