The Building Fund surpasses One Million dollars. Your faithful contributions through The New Horizon have brought us to this milestone. I praise God and thank you for your generosity and commitment to the future that God has planned for us.
Reaching this milestone once again points to the value of regular and systematic giving. Regular weekly giving is the best means of supporting the ministries of the church. We have also seen this through ActsOne8, where without taking any special offerings we have the resources needed to join God where he is working. Through good stewardship we have virtually eliminated the need for making direct appeals for money to meet the needs of our ministries. According to our Missions Policy we make a direct appeals only for the Gideons and Operation Christmas Child.
The same is true of our Ministry Budget. When you give regularly and systematically to the church you are supporting ALL of the church’s ministries. The gift that has the greatest impact is the gift you give every week (or according to your income stream). Paul’s instruction to the Corinthians regarding the collection for the Jerusalem church is our example for regular and systematic giving – “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income” (1 Cor 16:2a).
Thank you for your generous financial support of missions and ministries in Clinton and beyond. I am really glad that God is giving me the opportunity to be part of an incredibly faithful and generous church. Glad I am your pastor.