No — it's summer — not Thanksgiving…we just want to say thank you for giving.
As you likely realize, our ministry at Connexus is 100% funded through the generous support of those who attend our campuses. We get no government money and no outside organization funds our budget. You do. Every week, we take up an offering, and that enables what happens.
I got a note the other day that we now have 100 people who have decided to give to Connexus using on-line banking. Thank you! It makes giving easier for you and helps us more predictably manage our budget. Many more give regularly using cheques and cash. Regardless of how you give, it makes this a great moment to thank all of you who give sacrificially and regularly to Connexus.
When you give at Connexus:
- You enable the kind of life change we saw on July 25th when 24 people were baptized. The stories behind those baptisms are amazing…and we can't wait to share them via video this fall at our weekend services.
- You give kids a small group in which they can develop meaningful relationships with friends running in the same direction and with an adult leader who says the same kinds of things a good parent would say.
- You create an environment in Central Ontario in which we can easily invite our friends who don't go to church. We dreamt of building a church unchurched people love to attend. That dream is being realized by God's grace.
When you give meaningfully, you also grow spiritually. In the end, giving is about trust. If you want to grow your trust in God and dependence on God, give a generous portion of what he's given you back to the Kingdom of God. You don't need to depend on God if you have everything you need covered. But when you begin to give sacrificially, you lean into him at a much deeper and more meaningful level.
If you want to know more about how to give at Connexus, you can learn more here. If you want to learn more about giving, feel free to ask a question here or talk to us in person.
In the meantime, to all of you who give, thank you. For those of you who might begin giving now that you've started attending – thank you! You are changing lives across Central Ontario and beyond. And for that, we're incredibly grateful!