AUGUST 2016 NEWS
HERE. IT’S BURNING A HOLE IN OUR POCKETS. RON GLADDEN | DIRECTIONAL LEADER
If you’ve been pondering the notion of starting a church outside of the system, We have some money to help you get started. It’s not a fortune, but would $30,000 help?
Every one of us wishes for a church in the neighborhood that is healthy, unselfish, and growing. A church that we can’t wait to attend and where we’re proud to invite a friend. And preferably one that shares our theological niche.
If you have such a church nearby, be thankful. And do your best to unleash your spiritual gifts, your passion, your resources, and your time on making it even more influential.
If you don’t have such a church nearby, why not create it?
It’s not cool to be unduly harsh, so let me be duly harsh and state the obvious: Most churches are a disappointing shadow of the church Jesus had in mind when He died on the cross and you might be attending one right now. But with God’s help, you can change that.
So the big idea of this letter (to repeat myself) is: We have some money to help you. If you think you might be the one to start and lead the church, get in touch. If you know you’re not but you know someone who – it seems to you – is probably wired to be the leader, pick up the phone and call or text them. Or do a Facebook chat and let them know that $30,000 is burning a hole in the Mission Catalyst pocket.
A couple of cautions:
The bar is high. We invest in leaders with high potential.
Church planting is the extreme sport of ministry.
Starting a church is more difficult than you think.
And whether or not you’re ready to start a church, how about helping Mission Catalyst financially? We want to keep pouring fuel on the right fires, and to see more and more churches started that live out the transformational good news of the gospel!
Will you join us in Jesus’ mission to restore relationships with ourselves, others and God?
P.S. Let me be unduly enthusiastic and thank you for helping Mission Catalyst financially.
God will multiply your gift