BUILD TO REACH
Our Build to Reach offering gives C3 Church Invercargill the ability to be established in the heart of the city as well as reach and build beyond ourselves.
This offering is above our weekly giving (tithing) and focuses on extending the Kingdom work of the Lord. It includes the support of church partnerships here and overseas and paying off the borrowed funds for our church building in Invercargill.
These ministries, and paying down of our building, are at the core of reaching our local and global community and leaving a permanent Christian heritage for future generations to reach people.
The following pages list all activities that Build to Reach funds, but as always, the greatest importance is the love that is expressed in your giving.
“For what counts is faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6) – It is the love of God that motivates us to give
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
1. Prayerfully consider the amount of giving that is appropriate for you.
This should be your first step in becoming involved in partnering with Build to Reach. Pray for both faith and wisdom in making your decision.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
2. Make your commitment to Build to Reach using the commitment card.
At our Vision Builders Dinner and throughout the year, you will have an opportunity to complete a commitment card.
3. Consider how you will fulfil your commitment over the next 12 months.
You will have several options available to you:
- Make a regular weekly or monthly contribution. Regular giving can be easier to manage, is rewarding and quickly builds up over time.
- Make a one-off gift.
- Direct deposit. You can organise regular payments to be made via internet banking.
Paul suggested to the early church:
“….Each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering. Don’t wait until I get there and try to do it all at once.” – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
4. Regularly pray into your commitment.
Please continue to pray over your commitment, for the church and leaders.
NOT EQUAL GIVING BUT EQUAL SACRIFICE
Any offering of this magnitude will be sacrificial. We will have to rise to the challenge, yet that challenge will be different for each person. So, our theme is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice.
To sacrifice means – “to willingly give the best I have for a greater purpose.”
Whilst we cannot all give the same amount, we can all sacrifice. This way, everyone can have a part. For some, a sacrificial gift may be $500. For others, it could be $50,000 or more. God will impress a specific amount on your heart if you ask Him.
A sacrificial gift is one that requires you to:
– change your lifestyle
– re-arrange your priorities
– actually give up something
Your sacrificial gift, which is sown in faith, can only be determined by you and the Lord. I urge you to make your gift a matter of prayer, being confident that God will clearly direct you, enabling each to give as he purposed in His heart. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Our faith goals will come about as a result of our prayerful consideration of the question – What does God want me to do?
Our response to the challenge before us, must be made on the basis of Gods will for each individual or family.
To determine the rightness of your faith goal, ask yourself these three questions:
1. Was it born in prayer?
2. Is it truly sacrificial?
3. Does it involve faith?
Build to Reach requires a financial commitment separate and above what we already give in tithes and offerings. Through prayer and commitment, the offerings we give are important in the growth of the church in reaching and building people.
BUILD TO REACH
Building Fund Account Name: Build to Reach Many
Account Number: 02-0922-0038697-001
Bank: Bank of New Zealand