With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, this past Sunday Pastor Rodney introduced the details of our annual year-end Christmas Offering. Before we get distracted with everything that will occupy our time and attention for the Christmas holidays, we want to be reminded of the opportunity to be INTENTIONAL to give our FIRST and BEST gift to Jesus this Christmas.
Why is that so important? Because God gave us His FIRST and BEST gift to us through His son Jesus. We give because HE gave.
We are asking everyone who calls ReThink Life Church home, to pray and ask God what He would lead you to give towards this year's offering over and above the tithe. 100% of our Christmas Offering will be used to fulfill these year-end initiatives.
Local, national & global missions: On top of what we've already given this year in missions giving, we plan to give an additional 10% of our year-end Christmas offering to make an eternal impact on people's lives through local outreach and by investing in global missions. $10,000
Road Cases: Currently, much of our gear is stored in hallways & closets throughout the school. We must purchase new road cases to protect & preserve our electronics, supplies & equipment. They will also allow us to transport our items faster and more efficiently across campus for our load-in & load-out teams. $20,000
Box Truck: Purchasing a pre-owned box truck will allow us to transport our road cases and gear around the high school more effectively. It will also allow us to transport our equipment much more effectively for off-site events. $25,000
Youth Ministry Re-launch: There are over 5,000 students between Lake Nona Middle & High School alone. It is our vision to reach those students and their families with the message of Jesus Christ. It is our vision to re-launch our youth ministry at the beginning of 2020. $45,000
The total cost for these year-end initiatives is $100,000
Please pray about giving the best gift you can this Christmas as we sow into our future and set our church up for success for 2020. On December 8, we are asking everyone to bring their Year-End Christmas Offering. The only goal we have set is to have 100% participation. We may not be able to give equal gifts, but everyone can do something.
There are multiple ways to give for your convenience. Be sure to earmark your gift "Christmas."
- Bring your gift on December 8 and place it in the offering during one of our worship services.
- Mail your gift in the return envelope provided, and earmark it as "Christmas."
- Give online at rethinklife.com/give.
- Use our mobile App by clicking on the give button.
- Text any amount to 407-413-8044.
- Give stocks or securities. If you wish to make a gift in the form of stock certificates, regulations require certain documentation. Your bank or broker can assist in this transfer process. You may also contact our office for assistance at 407-888-3101 or email email@example.com
If you have fallen behind with your giving goals for 2019 or in giving God the full "tithe" from your earnings this year, you can download your giving statement online or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Remember, all year-end gifts are tax-deductible and must be postmarked on or before December 31 to be included as a 2019 charitable contribution.
I want to say thank you in advance for your generous support and faithfulness this year. It is truly an honor to be your pastor, and I am more excited than ever to see what God has in store for us this Christmas season and beyond.
With Love & Gratitude,