"And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.'" Mark 16:15
As a church, full of people who give, we seek to be a church that gives. Each month, the elders look at the total dollar amount of the contributions that were given, and from that amount we give and we save. We save for future ministry work and purposes (potential building, outreach, equipment, etc.) and we give to current ministry (benevolent help, local and global missions, etc.). Our current model sets aside 10% for both giving and saving. As the Lord provides that may increase, right now that's what we do.
This past week, we were able to make a contribution to Jacob Rositano. Not all of you will know Jacob, but many will. He and his family were very dear to many of us that came from The Rock Church in Fenton to plant The Village Church. Jacob is heading to SE Asia with a group from his church to work with missionary children and children from third world cultures, sharing the truth and love of Jesus Christ. We are not able to give many details about this trip for security purposes of the region they are going to. But, you should know that your contributions are helping to make this work possible!
As we give, we make giving like this possible, which makes the work of the Kingdom possible. No, God does not need what we give in order for His will to be done. However, He has instructed us to be a giving people. When we give, He uses our gifts for His purpose as we take His Gospel to the whole creation!
Grace & Peace,
(You can reach Pastor John at email@example.com)