In 2012, Reality Church began as a church plant of Worship Center in Lancaster, PA. Currently, they meet at Centerville Middle School and after meeting in its 2nd temporary facility, Reality Church began considering a permanent home. As Pastor Joe Castronova explains, “We sensed a need for a capital campaign for a future facility. We interviewed three other companies before we chose Impact Stewardship. We immediately felt a connection with them.” Reality Church engaged Impact Stewardship to conduct a feasibility study to determine if the church was ready. Pastor Joe said, “One of our first challenges was to find out for sure the readiness of our congregation for a campaign, and what areas of our vision were lacking or didn’t support a campaign, and they helped us through a Feasibility Study. After this study, we had the confidence to cast vision for our future facility (a building we didn’t yet have, but we knew God was asking us to begin saving for).”
The customized feasibility study confirmed Reality Church was ready to begin preparing for the future. The hope and purpose of the campaign was to prepare them for their next facility. They wanted a space that would allow them to grow, provide fun and safe creative spaces for their children, and provide environments for connection and relationships to form. Rather than waiting, the church was in support of raising funds to have in reserve so leadership could move expeditiously once they identified a property.
Pastor Joe later explained, “Impact Stewardship was excellent in every way. They exceeded our expectations… because they took the time to understand us [and] adapted to fit our needs. They were personally involved and care greatly about the Great Commission – our people sensed that. I would highly recommend Impact Stewardship”. Reality Church’s campaign exceeded their goals, raising an astonishing $769,000 in seed money. This positive beginning propelled them forward in their search for a space they could call home.