RISE, GIVE and TAKE A STAND!
We RISE by GIVING Tithes and offering play a huge part in making our ministry sustainable and our vision attainable.
To RISE is not just an aspiration, it is an attitude, an achievement and an action. It means we must take action to reach, to impact, to share and to get excited. When we give through our time, talents, tithes and offerings we take action to help our vision become a reality. Faith at it’s best is an action step. In the book of James the 2nd Chapter the author decrees 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no action? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have action.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my action.”
Through your tithes and offerings we have taken action in our Community (just to name a few) to show our faith:
• Feeding students after school at local high schools
• Providing support for the teachers and gifts for students
• Ministering at Virginia Correctional Center for Women
• Partnering with the Shepherd’s Way Relief Center to feed families in transition between homes
• Building with Habitat for Humanity
• Raising funds and awareness for women with breast cancer through the Sisters Network Central Virginia
• Sending Water to Flint Michigan
RISE with Us
We believe that we are blessed and therefore must take action and bless others. We encourage you to RISE by faithfully giving and trusting God to do the rest. The bible declares these words in Malachi 3:10 10Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Every Sunday we come to Worship we stand on this promise from God and repeat a Giver’s Creed. Giver’s Creed: Thank you Lord, for helping me to see that my time, my talents and my treasure, belong to thee, I am standing on the Promises of God. We encourage you to RISE with US, GIVE and STAND on God’s Promises…