The last week has been one of those mountain-top experiences for our Fearless Churches (Cultivate, Ridge Point, and Third Coast).
Last weekend, we celebrated believer baptisms and dunked over 40 people. Each baptism represents a changed life and a heart dedicated to following Jesus. I just got done with our Rooted Celebration where dozens of people finished their 10-week Rooted experience with new friends, a greater sense of God’s purpose and a deeper love for Christ. It doesn’t get much better than that!
I also want to thank all of you who have faithfully given to our ministry over the year. About 3 months ago, as we were heading into the final quarter of our fiscal year, we were so far behind our budget I didn’t believe that we would be able to catch up. But church, when I made you aware of the challenge, you again showed your passion for Jesus and your commitment to our ministry and have made up almost all of the difference.
What this means is that with a strong final week of giving – about $150K – we will hit our projected budget for 2016-2017, and be able to set a budget for 2017-2018 we believe God wants us to have. Way to go!