When it comes to raising money, I admit it: I’m a bit odd.
Because I actually like it.
After 5 weeks of meetings, visiting about 40 missional communities with Mary Kaye and Brian Mallare, and preaching 5 messages…I’ve had a lot of time to think and pray about Beyond884.
So I want to share with you what I love most about Beyond884.
There are plenty of great things I could share. Things like all the remarkable stories I’ve heard of God changing lives. Or how God is moving all of us to grasp His vision for BACC. Or the ways we are gaining His heart for things like the sanctity of life and global missions.
Those are all outstanding but that’s not what I love most about these last 5 weeks.
It’s hard for me to put into words but if I had to, I’d say: “greater grace”.
God is pouring His grace upon us as we respond in faith.
He is calling us to the next faith step. That means responding to His leadership in giving. When we stretch our giving, that’s always a challenge! Yet the fruit of that stretch is what we long for and need: greater grace.
What I long for myself and all of us is the outpouring of God’s grace. Grace to draw closer to Him. Grace to live a supernatural, God-honoring life. Grace to be used powerfully by Jesus.
2 Corinthians 9:8 is the key verse I’ve been praying for our church family these last weeks:
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
So what do I love most about Beyond884? Answer: experiencing greater grace in the days ahead!
God has been pouring out His grace on us. And there is so much more to come!
As we respond in faith, God will shower “all grace” upon us for these good deeds.
And I can’t wait to hear your stories. Stories of us growing. Stories of His miraculous provision. Stories of becoming extravagantly generous. Stories of greater grace.