Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step

In 2017 this faith community took a step toward living a life of generosity as followers of Jesus. Our prayers,   presence, gifts, service, and the sharing of our stories are all ways we manage this world on God’s behalf.  There is always another step to be taken as we follow Christ,    another step where we pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to keep us going.  Our attentiveness to that “next step” last year has meant new commitments to our life together, new relationships built in small groups, new folks being welcomed into this community, and a whole lot of work done to enable ministry inside and outside this building.

Folks on the Chapel Hill mailing list received a letter this week from me, and the “Taking the Next Step”  co-leaders, Sara Huff and Greg Salisbury.  Between now and May 20th we will each be challenged to prayerfully consider what our next step will be in deepening our commitment to God and the Church by making an Estimate of Giving in worship.  Financial giving is not the only kind of giving, to be sure, but it is a symbol of our embracing the scriptural principles of generously   giving back to God in response to all of God’s gifts to us.

Make sure you grab a “Taking the Next Step 2018” brochure and a copy of the book Practicing Extravagant Generosity in the lobby.  Know that on this journey of four weeks I hold you all in prayer, as I trust you will hold Chapel Hill in your prayers.

Taking the Next Step Brochure