What your giving means!
So, the reality is that when you plant a church people often want to know how this all works. Why give? Where does it go? How is it used? So, for those who are thinking about it or who are curious, here's the basics.
Why give? Because people matter to God! It doesn't get much simpler than that. The fact of the matter is it takes resources to reach people, feed the hungry, serve families and make a difference in our community. Why give? We give because Jesus has already given everything to us including his life! Why wouldn't we give then?
How much do I give? We would challenge you to pray and ask God and then respond to his leading. Everything helps! We need people who will be generous and give recurring gifts. Maybe $25, $50, $100 or $200 a month? We need people who are willing to be generous and give a one time gift of $50, $250, $500 or even $2,000. Our goal is to raise $120,000 to launch the church with strength. It's really never about the size of the gift, it's really about being generous in the way God leads you.
Where are you at financially right now? We are trying to reach our initial goal of $50,000! As of this week we have received $31,000 in pledges and gifts! That's awesome!!! We are hoping to raise the remaining $20,000 in the next two weeks. For example, we could achieve that if 10 families/churches agree to give $100, 10 agree to give $50 and 10 agreed to give $25 a month for the next year. Just like that, the need would be met!
What is it used for? Your giving will help launch and sustain Turning Point Church as we exist to help connect people with Christ. Your giving helps us accomplish the practical, everyday things like having a place to rent, hiring staff, taking care of our family, feeding the hungry, equipment for our band, and supplies for our kids ministry to name a few. Let's just say your giving is a part of a 'whatever it takes' mentality to reach people for Christ!
How long do I do give? Someone asked me that just the other day. That really is up to you. We are asking churches and individuals to give according to the timeline they feel God is leading them to do. That could be a one time gift. It could be a recurring gift. Ideally we need people to come alongside the church and support TPC financially for a 1-2 year time frame because that is the most critical time in the life of a church plant. Please prayerfully consider and respond to what God says.
What kind of accountability is there? Right out of the gate we are launching our church with an accounting firm that will help us maintain accountability and transparency. They are also very much ministry minded. We want those who give to have the confidence that their gifts are being used in a God honoring way.
Thanks for asking! To support Turning Point and the Gill family, you can go here to make that happen.
Thanks for your generosity!