The Local Church is seeking to inspire by offering a boldly inclusive community to gather, worship, and celebrate what God is up to in our corner of creation — inviting all to experience the transforming grace of Jesus and see the presence of God in all places and all people. We dream of a worship gathering where all aren’t simply welcome — but fully belong. In other words, it’s EVERYBODY IN. We also dream of having a physical presence in Chatham County, not just for our faith community, but with and for the entire Chatham community. It will be a place of collaboration, connection, and outreach for the thriving and flourishing of the whole community. (Specifically, we’re planning an exciting multi-use — and wonderfully local — hub for gathering, worship, and community engagement in Mosaic in Chatham Park.)
So what’s it going to take to make these God-sized dreams a reality? You guessed it: EVERYBODY IN. Whether you have witnessed first-hand the presence of God through Local Tables or formed new friendships or experienced surprising new depth in your journey of life and faith or been captivated by God’s mission to “love where you are,” we are inviting you to invest in this movement by making a financial commitment. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We believe when you give, you're not just helping to make God's dream a reality in our corner of the world, but you're also making an investment in your own spiritual growth.
Through the Everybody In campaign, as you consider your commitment, we are inviting you to also consider percentage giving. Historically, people of faith have given a tithe, or ten-percent, of their income back to God. This practice is rooted in scripture (Genesis 28:10-22, for example). But here’s the thing: If we’re going to encourage you to tithe, we have to practice, too. To that end, ten-percent of everything we raise during the campaign will go to a different local non-profit organization in Chatham each month. In July 2019, we’re proud to support reFUEL.
When you’re ready to make your commitment to invest in what God’s doing through The Local Church, the button below will take you to the online commitment form. Remember, you can change your commitment at any time. Questions? Email Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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