The more advanced you are in your planning, the better things will be when you get there.
“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” Whitney Young
Fall is a great time to fund missional projects through a one-year financial initiative or a Christmas Offering (yes, we know its July) but planning for those takes preparation.
Start praying right now that God would give you clarity about something you need to do as a church. As you pray, look at the needs within your church and community. You might discover there is a church need that has been neglected for some time that you could address through a special offering. You might discover that there is a community need, which would give you the opportunity to minister to both the physical and spiritual well-being of people. If there aren’t any needs being neglected, maybe there’s something you are currently doing that could receive some additional funding to make it excellent. A Christmas Offering is a great opportunity to fund the support of missionaries. Whatever you choose, now is the time to start praying, discerning, and deciding on what you will do in the fall to seize the opportunity to increase funding for ministry.
When you decide what objectives or projects you’ll be doing as a church, let us know!