As a dearly loved part of our St. John family the Lord has given each of us an opportunity to fully engage in growing in our faith to trust in Him and respond boldly through these important days! Remember there is much more to generosity than just a simple financial transaction. In God’s eyes, our growth in generosity is less about financial transaction and more about transformation. It is a matter of the heart! Because of this we encourage
Make the most of growing spiritually through this time by worshipping each weekend throughout the All2Jesus worship series as messages and testimonies of impact are shared beginning the weekend of October 1-2 (see series schedule on back page). You will not want to miss these wonderful opportunities to celebrate all the Lord is doing among us as we grow deeper in our faith and trust in our gracious God!
Take time to reflect on God’s Word and the messages you hear each weekend, as well as the devotional encouragements that will be sent out and posted online each midweek. Take time to have spiritual conversations of significance with your family and friends knowing the Lord is at work among all of us in these important days.
Prayerfully seek the Lord’s will in your level of generosity. The All2Jesus Faith & Generosity Initiative will rely on every individual and family making gifts over and above their current level of giving. Bold generosity will look different for each of us. The challenge, no matter what you currently give, is to take a step forward. Your commitment is a response of faith. Ponder the giving chart on the back of the commitment card and continue to pray, “What do you desire to do through me Lord?” There is no short cut for this step. It means spending enough time being shaped through God’s Word and in prayer that He is able to answer you with clarity.
Mark your calendar for Commitment Weekend, November 12-13! This “everybody weekend” is when we come together in worship after much prayer seeking the Lord’s leading in how He would have us boldly respond in faith by bringing our Commitment Cards forward.
Then prepare to be amazed! We know the Lord is working in your life, among our church and school families, and in our community! We look forward to the tremendous impact that He will make through all of us for eternity in the lives of children and families!
AN IMPORTANT CARD
Look for your Commitment Card and confidential return envelope in your All2Jesus packet. This card is designed to help you be intentional with what you prayerfully plan to give over the two-year period of the All2Jesus initiative. Your financial response of faith, when added together with our entire St. John family in follow up to Commitment Weekend on November 12-13, will help us discern next steps in the proposed Phase 2 expansion and renovation project.