THE ROOTS PROJECT: GIVING SUNDAY
On Sunday, February 24, 2019 we gathered together as a community outside on the future site of our new building for our special Roots Project Giving Sunday. Over 650 of us stood united on an empty dirt lot to worship God and consecrate the land, as well as ourselves, for His purposes. Our hearts were stirred to be people of radical and joyful generosity just like we see in 2 Corinthians 8:2-3 which says, “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own.”
The Roots Project is not just about a fundraising campaign for another church building. The building is just a container. What this journey is about for us is living fully surrendered to His purposes in our lives and in our city. If we learn to trust God with our provision, we can trust Him with our whole lives, and that is the people of God we long to be. We want to be free from greed and materialism so we can freely serve God, having “rich generosity” well up within us, no matter the trials we might face. We are so thankful for the goodness and faithfulness of God that we have experienced over the past 8 years as a church family, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.