Hello friends and dear members of Shore Life Church,
We have been praying and seeking the Lord for quite a while now and do believe it is time for Shore Life to begin to take ground and relocate to a space of our own. We are very grateful to Cedar Creek Church but more and more we are convinced we need a space we can expand, a location/time that fits into our vision, serves and impacts our community for Jesus.
Since moving to 370 Nixon Ave., regular giving/tithing has been significantly down, (this doesn’t apply to all as there are some that have given sacrificially) and we want to encourage each to do their part. In 1 Corinthians 16:2 Paul encourages on the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. So we want to ask, if you don’t give regularly and measurably to your income would you consider starting?
Finances play a large role in our lives. We are given instruction and promises in scripture about how God expects us to live in regard to our finances (Malachi 3:8-10). Putting the Kingdom of God first in all areas of our life is how Jesus commands us to live (Matthew 6:9-10, 6:33).
Giving Generously places God and others first. It is not tied to the amount that we give—we may not be able to give equally but we can equally sacrifice—and we can be united in our motivation behind the gift. Jesus describes this in Mark 12:44.
Through prayer, unity and obedience we trust that God will speak to each and every one of us, and that our giving will produce not only a physical new location, but a spiritual revival. The Kingdom is a place of miracles. It’s a wild ride of living by faith and riding on the waves of grace. It’s a place where those who sow generously reap generously. It’s a place where those who give radically receive grace that prompts them to keep going. Resourcing God’s Kingdom with our finances is a blessing and a privilege. Are you excelling at this grace of giving?
There is nothing wrong with stuff. There is nothing wrong with taking vacations. There is nothing wrong with having a nice car or nice things. There is nothing wrong with hair, nails, and club memberships. There is nothing wrong with electronic gadgets and the latest tools. If, however, the pursuit of those things and the possession of those things keeps you from being a giver to the Kingdom of God, simply ask God what changes do I need to make. He will direct you.
We would like you to prayerfully look over the form and make a pledge/commitment. If each person who was able, gave an additional $25 a week, we could easily achieve the goal to relocate. For most that probably means one less stop a day for coffee or convenience food. Every gift will add up to make an impact no matter how much you give.
Please click below to fill out the Relocation Pledge Form.
Resting in His promises,
The Senior Leader Team
Tom & Jennifer Channing, Mark & Christina Harrup