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We are asking that everyone make a two-year commitment The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our First Big Give on Sunday, April 10, 2016 and will culminate in April of 2018.
During this two-year period, every contribution to God through Christ The Rock is a contribution to our [IN] Initiative. Every aspect of the ministry vision God is calling us toward during the next two years will be funded through [IN]. There will not be separate funds. Every gift made will go into the same fund, and will be our [IN] giving. Therefore, every Sunday becomes a day to celebrate and contribute toward what God is doing in us and through us as we seek the lost, love the hurting, and disciple believers to do the same.
First and foremost, we are asking that you pray and seek God’s leading on what He is asking of you. Prepare your heart to hear Him, and then listen to what He says. Join a small group during this season, if you aren’t already part of one. Engage in personal reflection with God in the [IN] Booklet you receive. Talk with your spouse, your family, or others about what this commitment will mean for this next exciting season of your life. We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to generosity – whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow Him. Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. We serve an awesome God, and He is going to move in huge ways. We anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective [IN] commitments – something only God can do. Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday, March 13, and prepare to experience a life-changing worship service that will forever be remembered as a defining moment for our church and for our own faith
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give toward [IN]. You might have some stock, property, or other items of that nature. Or you may have some stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that He might be calling you to give during this time. Please let us know if you need assistance with facilitating gifts of property or stock, and we would be happy to help you with that. You can contact Curt Drexler at cdrexler@christtherock. org to make a gift of this type.
[IN] is about your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to God’s mission at Christ The Rock. We believe that God calls us to action both in times of hardship and in times of abundance, and that looks different for every person. [IN] is about a heart change – one that is only accomplished by surrendering our lives completely to God in the area of giving. It is a journey of trust, believing that God knows your circumstances and will provide. We would like 100% of us to be part of [IN] so that we can all be supporting, loving, encouraging, and praying for one another through this spiritually-stretching season at Christ The Rock.
If you are currently seeking to pay off debt, we commend you for that. And you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you on that journey and/or recommend a budgeting class that might minister to you. Being in debt, however, does not have to prevent someone from giving. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you. So it can be our  joy and privilege to give at all times. Please contact us if you need assistance  with a plan to get out of debt, wish to take the Faith and Finances class, or  wish to speak to a budgeting counselor. We would be honored to help:  cdrexler@christtherock.org
[IN] was designed specifically with you in mind. [IN] is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional giving campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving – creating TWO steps for people who aren’t yet giving. [IN] is a call to sacrificial, gospelcentered generosity for absolutely everyone at Christ The Rock. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game and commit to the work God is doing. We really hope you will.
[IN] is about the vision for our church. We would really love for you to make Christ The Rock your home and join us in [IN]. If you are ready for it, this is the perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church.  We need you on the team!