Challenged? Here’s some big time drama….

Did you hear about the challenge we've issued at Connexus?

Take God at his word, and if you are not satisfied, we'll give you your money back.  We're calling it the three month tithe challenge.  

Here's the deal.  To wrap up the High Drama series, I talked about letting God into your finances as being one of the biggest faith moves you can make.  If you really want to raise the tension in your life – relinquish control of your finances.  It's not so much that God wants our money, but more than God doesn't want our money to have us.

So he makes a deal to us – give me 10% and you can live off of 90%.  And then he calls it a matter of faith – trust.  I imagine that for me to give anyone 10% of what my family makes, I'd really have to trust that person.  And that – says God – is the point.  Read it for yourself.  

The other side of tithing (the practice of giving 10% of your income to God) is that you begin to discover that God can be trusted, that He is faithful.  The drama associated with tithing is mostly the drama created by a lack of confidence or trust in God.  Once we learn to trust him, we discover a richness in our relationship with Him that we never would have known was there had we not trusted him.

So here's what Connexus is doing – we're going to let you sign up for the three month tithe challenge. Tithe 10% of your income for three months through Connexus.  Read Malachi 3:6-12.  If you are not completely satisifed that God has been true to his promise, we'll give you your money back.  Simple as that.

There is a benefit to Connexus no doubt – we are behind in our givings so far in 2009 (we are running $15% behind and have incurred at $45,000 shortfall so far in 2009).  But we believe that the biggest blessing will not be to us – but to you as your relationship with God and your confidence in Him grows.

Interested?  Sign up here!

– Carey

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3 Comments

  1. Jan says, April 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Carey!
    You did an amazing job tackling the touchy subject of "church financial need" today. You kept it light enough so it wasn't offensive, especially to any visitors, but at the same time made the point clearly enough to make it's importance known.
    I don't think we acknowledge your gift of communication as often as we should, but we are blessed to be able to learn under your instruction, and I just wanted to tell you that.
    Have a good week!
    Jan

  2. Joan says, April 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I couldn't have said it better. Thanks Jan

  3. name says, April 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Carey on Sunday was the 1st time since I been attending Connexus that I felt I need to make a comment I know it must have been hard for you to talk about the money and you did mention that in your message and I understand this but when you finished your message with a money back guaranty that did not sit right with me and I just felt that I need to share this with you I will add that this is the 1st time since I been going that I felt this way you really do a great job but I did feel that I need to say this .

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