Dear First Church Friends,
Over the next four weeks we are celebrating our Stewardship Ministry and Annual Campaign. But before you fill out your 2020 Commitment Card, I want you to join me in the following IMAGINE exercise:
Begin by becoming intentional, consistent, open-minded and joyful in your Healthy Plate discipleship practice.
Look at life through a Christ-focused lens and seek to become open and aware to your God-given purpose.
And, when it comes to your discipleship practice of Giving, I encourage you to begin your approach to Stewardship by intentionally putting God first. In each instance when you are living into the Christian practice of GIVING, stop for a moment and ask yourself, “What would God want me to do with this opportunity?”
When we intentionally put God first, we begin living out this Christian practice in ways that are consistent, generous, and joyful. As we allow these values to elevate our generosity, we also grow significantly in our relationship with God as we more fully live into our God-given purpose.
Imagine how the intentional shift to putting God first could transform you.
Imagine how a church full of people putting God first could transform in our community.
Imagine how our church, putting God first, could transform our world.
Together, we can do far more than IMAGINE.
When we live out our God-given purpose, putting God first, what we imagine becomes our reality.
My hope is that when you complete your 2020 Commitment card, you take a moment of prayerful consideration to consider God’s blessings on your life — and how you might begin to put God first to share those blessings with others.
And don’t forget to IMAGINE what might happen if each of us makes this commitment together!
I look forward to being in celebration with you over the next four weeks.
Together in Christ,
Director of Stewardship