It’s been pretty exciting these past few years watching God guide this new church. From a handful of inexperienced Christians who simply had enough faith to step out and plant Southern Hills to over 650 passionate followers of Christ who now meet weekly for worship and Bible study, God continues to lead us step by step.
We now know that God would have us build a new facility that will help us to be more effective in our Las Vegas mission. Our currently facility is simply not large enough to keep up with our attendance growth rate of 21.3% annually. We continue to add weekend services but also understand that we need a facility that will allow us to continue to grow. So, what is the BIG Next Step toward accomplishing this shared dream?
1. Take The Land
The banks we are talking to have told us that we must pay off the $125,000 left on our mortgage in order for us to receive the funding necessary to build the facility we desire. Therefore, our next step is to raise enough money to BURN THE NOTE and TAKE THE LAND!
2. Sunday – March 23rd
On sunday, March 23rd, every member and supporter of Southern Hills Baptist Church will have the opportunity of giving toward this important Next Step! Would you please take time to pray about what God would have you give? Perhaps God would simply have you give $20 toward this project. Perhaps $2,000 or $20,000 will be the number the Lord places upon your heart. Regardless of how God leads you, we are asking you to come prepared to give on March 23rd. You can pick up your special “Next Step” offering envelope in the foyer of the church during any of our services.
3. 3 Ways to Give
A One-Time Gift can be given in person on March 23rd or online anytime. We believe the vast majority of our funds will be given through this method. In addition, a One-Time Pledge can be given. In order to pledge we ask that you turn in the “Next Step Offering Envelope” on or before March 23rd. All such givers pledge to give a specific amount by June 1, 2014. This method allows those who may not have access to certain funds by March 23rd to still be able to participate. These pledges will be added to the total given for our Next Step Announcement on March 23rd. A Monthly Pledge can be marked on the “Next Step Offering Envelope” and turned in on March 23rd. This method allows the giver to give to the future of Southern Hills throughout the entire year.
For example, Heather and I (above our tithe & Mission’s giving) will be giving a One-Time Gift in the special envelope on March 23rd and marking a Monthly Pledge that will automatically be withdrawn from our checking account on the 7th of every month.
Will you join us in this good work? Will you give in order to provide a place that others will learn of Christ and grow in their Christian faith?
(We know there are several individuals who will want to be part of this special project though not able to be physically present in Las Vegas or at SHBC. Online giving is available anytime between now and March 23rd. If you are a supporter of the church and will not be present on March 23rd or you support this work from a distance, please consider going to nextstepoffering.com immediately and giving through our secure online giving portal. Help us reach our $125,000 goal.)
For more information on this subject see tithe vs. next step
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