Yesterday I started discussing four big initiatives that our church is undertaking right now. Yesterday we talked about our re-launch.
Today, let’s talk about initiative #2.
Big Impact Offering
This weekend we will begin a two week teaching series called, I Love Rock Hill. This weekend we will discuss why we love Rock Hill, and next weekend we will talk about how we love Rock Hill.
On December 13th, when we talk about “How we love Rock Hill” we are going to put our money where our mouth is.
Our goal is to bring a $10,000 offering to God all of which will be given to loving our city. This offering will be apportioned between three organizations:
- The re-launch of our church. We believe that the best gift we can give our city is a healthy church.
- Ebinport Elementary. Ebinport is literally in our backyard. Our partnership with them touches children as well as teachers and staff.
- Pilgrims Inn. Pilgrims Inn is a local organization that cares for homeless women and children. The Bible says, “Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles....” (James 1:27 NLT). We’re going to live out real religion!
This offering will require that our team sacrifice. This offering will make us give something up so that others can pick something up!
We have been asking this question among ourselves, “If our church closed, would our city cry? Would it make the front page of the Herald (our local paper)?” Our ambition is to answer both questions affirmatively for the honor of our Leader, Jesus!
We love Rock Hill and plan to show it through our Big Impact offering!