Have you had a chance to invite a friend to our Easter worship service? If not, don’t worry – you still have a little over a week! Here are a few suggestions on how to invite someone to our Easter service:
I believe that God is going to change lives this Easter. I believe there are some of our friends, co-workers and relatives that will be changed by Jesus. So, let’s remember to do our part and invite. This Easter is gonna be AWESOME!
See Ya Sunday,
A: We believe that God has called Revolution Church to do something BIG in our community. He has led us to create a center for community in the old downtown area of Oakland. There are two buildings that will serve as the first phase of this effort (The Village Hardware & Oakland Deposit Bank buildings, right across the street from where we currently meet.) We have entered into a contract to purchase these two buildings at the price of $170,000, which is way below their market value. This is a BIG opportunity for our church family to reach our neighbors by creating a place for community.
Q: How can I be involved in BIG?
A: There are several ways that you can all be involved. First, you can DREAM BIG. Pray and ask God to give you BIG DREAMS of how we can use this property to reach our community. Second, you can PRAY BIG. Ask God to open BIG doors for our church – ministry-wise and financially. Third, you can ACT BIG. God is calling all of us to make sacrifices of our time and finances to make this vision a reality. It’s up to you to ask God what that means for you. Finally, you can BELIEVE BIG. For this vision to become reality, God is gonna have to show up in a BIG way. The only question is – do you believe God can – and will – show up?
Q: What happens with the money that goes to BIG?
A: The down-payment needed to purchase this property is $40,000. To date, we have raised $7,130 of that amount. After we raise the money needed for the down-payment, all additional funds will go towards the renovation efforts to create a center for community.
Q: Does my gift make a difference?
A: Every single penny given to the BIG campaign makes a difference – never doubt the impact your gift can make! It will take the gifts of many for this vision to become a reality. Ask God to reveal what part He wants you to play in this effort.
“Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ ”
~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Q: Are we gonna have a fundraiser for the BIG campaign?
A: The short answer is Yes – and No! We will not be having a church-wide fundraiser. However, if God has given you a dream of ways you can raise money for the BIG campaign, then you need to run with it! God speaks to us all in unique ways, and gifts us differently as well. Remember – every idea, and every penny, counts. If you would like to talk with someone about your fundraising idea, feel free to contact Pastor Aaron - email@example.com.