I have been so encouraged by the results of our Intention Cards. The stories behind some of your decisions have truly been inspiring. We have tossed out a lot of numbers throughout this season, but the number that keeps going through my head is 16. That is the number of families that have been moved during this BEYOND series to give to LifePoint for the first time! Those 16 families have experienced LifePoint as their church home, and said yes to the direction we as a church are headed. It’s an honor to play a small role here at LifePoint and to walk through this season together.
One of the questions I am asked is,
“When do we start giving from the Intention Card we filled out?”
It’s a great question and that is what I’m writing to answer. Next Sunday, December 10th, we have named Kick Start Sunday. This is a time for you to bring that first fruit offering, the proceeds from some of the sacrifices you have made, or simply writing the first check on your way toward fulfilling the amount your turned in on your card. We are hoping to use Kick Start Sunday to increase the financial reserves of LifePoint to set us up as we head into the building process this spring. By having more money in the bank, we can use those funds to get the building process started and not have to move toward our bank loan as quickly.
The money from Kick Start Sunday will be combined with the little over $800,000 we already have in the bank, as we head into 2018 ready to build a new church at 39th and Harrison! With so many of you having already stepped into Kick Start Sunday by giving online*, we are off to a great start this week. I can’t wait to see what Sunday brings!
Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for our church and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. I am humbled by each of you and your willingness to step out on faith as we lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus.
* Please continue to use the best giving venue for your family. We want giving at LifePoint to be simple and convenient. For your information, when giving online, a small percentage of your giving pays for the processing fees, while writing a check allows for your entire gift to go towards the campaign.