I want to express my deep appreciation to all who have already submitted your 2023 Commitment Card. At this point, we are hopeful for at least 60 more commitments. I'm excited about what is happening at Mountainview and the difference we are making in the lives of people.
In December of 2029, Mountainview Christian Church will reach 60 years old. Our leadership team has been working on our vision for the next six years. One question we're asking is, "What will Mountainview be by 2030, and what can we accomplish for God's Kingdom by then?"We have accomplished much already in our 50+ years of existence, but I believe God isn't finished with us yet. I believe He will continue to use Mountainview for another 50+ years.
This is why we're asking all who consider Mountainview our church home to make a generous commitment. As I've said before, we're not asking because we're in trouble, or because we just want your money. We are eager to continue to impact our cities with the Gospel. We are excited to change generations by loving people and serving families.
If you haven't already communicated your commitment, will you prayerfully fill out the online form or printed card? The form and card are confidential and will provide us with helpful information for our budget process.
I want us to be a church like the one described in Acts 4...
There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostle's feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Acts 4:34-35 ESV
Economic sharing is a theological concept. It says, God has blessed me so I might bless others. These blessings have been given not only so I can enjoy them, but so I can be a blessing.
The early church believed if there was a need among or around them, that was their cue to share their resources. When we look around, there are certainly plenty of needs. We can't solve them all, but we can make a difference.
Dr. Kregg Hood made an interesting statement, "There are three types of givers. The first is like flint. You have to strike it to produce a spark. The second is like a sponge because you have to squeeze it to turn loose what's inside. The third is like a honeycomb. Its contents just ooze out all over!" Let's be honeycomb kind of people.
This Sunday morning, we will continue our series The Table with another table conversation between Jesus and a Pharisee.
Grace & Peace,