ONE MORE DAY!
REACH 2015 begins tomorrow! Together we’ve been counting down the days for the past month. The planning team behind REACH has been counting down for over a year. We are so excited it’s finally here and that we as a church get to be a part of God’s great plan to reach the lost around the corner and around the world!
You’ve probably heard about the missionaries that are coming to REACH 2015. You’ve hopefully signed up for events that will happen throughout the week. But why are we doing this?
Goals for REACH 2015:
Enlarge our vision by personally getting to know local, regional, and international missionaries and agencies.
Engage disciples by providing ways for our congregation to be involved with missions
Raise finances through Faith Promise Commitments
Lives surrendered to Christ and missions in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Ends of the Earth
Our Leadership Team has prayerfully sought the Lord and planned REACH 2015 in such a way that we believe God can be most glorified. Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”
Enlarge Our Vision & Engage Disciples
During REACH 2015, you’ll have the opportunity to meet local, regional, and international missionaries and get to know them through presentations, panel discussions, and small group conversations. Ask them questions about how God called them into the mission field. Learn about the great things God is doing in their part of the world. Discover specific ways to pray for them and help support their work.
Faith Promise Commitment
A Faith Promise commitment is an agreement between you and God, that as God enables, you will give a specific amount during the year to the Global Missions program. This is a commitment to give by faith, based on God’s promises, expecting Him to enable you to give it. We will never ask you for your Faith Promise Commitment. This is a commitment that as God provides, you will give.
While raising finances is not the primary goal of REACH 2015, we hope that God will enable us as a church to financially support the missionaries and mission agencies that will be attending REACH 2015. As monetary donations are available, the missions committee will make decisions to allocate based on the Missions Policy. The goal for all ministries is to divide funds evenly. However, the deviation will be between 15-40 percent; with no quadrant (Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Ends of the Earth) receiving less than 15 percent and no quadrant receiving more than 40 percent.
We hope to see you at our Kick-off Celebration Service tomorrow night, October 14th at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Are you ready to make an impact locally, regionally, and internationally?