Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Give it away

One of the things we wanted to do with the ONE Prayer emphasis was to give a significant amount of money away. Scripture teaches us to give at least 10% of our personal finances, and we believe the church should do the same. Last year we gave away almost 25% of all the money that was collected through offerings.

On June 29th all offerings that are given to the general budget will be given away to two different ministries. None of it will be kept in our checking account to pay for the day to day business of Freedom.

The two ministries that will be receiving these funds are GAIHN and Midtown Fellowship. We are already partnering with Midtown by contributing monthly. The new partnership with GAIHN will continue throughout the year as we work with Springwell Church to renovate a house for a homeless family.

Here's the challenge for June 29th: If you are consistent giver, continue to do what you always do. If you give from time to time, be sure that 6/29 is one of the times you give. If you never give, begin the discipline of giving on or before 6/29.

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