Hey Element Church! I know it’s several weeks away but I wanted to start letting you know about our annual year end offering called the “So That” offering on Sunday, December 11th. You can watch the video below where I talk about it in our Sunday service, or you can continue reading. Either way, if you call Element Church “home,” I’d love for you to participate in this great opportunity.
The “So that” offering is born out of John 3:16 where we are told: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, SO THAT everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.” That’s one of the reasons we give as well. Because we love God we give, SO THAT people can hear about, put their faith in and learn to follow Jesus through His Church.
The So That offering is above and beyond our regular giving and is for those of us who call Element Church our home! This year, the So That offering is going to help fund the I Heart Wyoming Initiative. Recently, I shared with the church where we believe that God is taking us for the next 11 years and beyond. That, because Wyoming has over 400,000 people disconnected from the message and ministry of Jesus through His Church, we want to partner with existing churches to elevate, expand and reinforce the credibility of God’s Church in all 23 counties in our state.
One of the ways we will do that is by resourcing churches to seek and serve the tangible needs of their community so they can have such an impact that if they were gone they would be missed. So, the first $50,000 that comes in from the So That offering we are going to match from our 2017 Outreach budget making it an even $100,000 that we will use to help resource churches as they serve their community. Anything beyond $50,000 we will use for Kingdom expansion and outreach opportunities here in our state.
As your pastor, here is what I’m asking you to do. I’m challenging each of us to pray this one thing: “God, what do you want to give through me to the So That offering?” Once you hear from God, be obedient to that. Again, this is above and beyond our regular giving here to the church and I am praying for 100% involvement. Here’s the thing, no one person can do everything, but we can all do something and if we all do something we’ll end up accomplishing everything.
If you’d like to give to the So that offering in a non-traditional way (i.e. stocks, precious metals, property, etc.) please contact the church through firstname.lastname@example.org.