Hello South Family!
As 2013 comes to an end, we want you to know how much we appreciate your love, support and investment in South Fellowship Church. Because of your commitment and generosity, we have seen the body of South grow in both size and depth. We know this is the Lord’s work among us (1 Cor 3:6)! We have seen many people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus and others step into new roles using the gifts God has given them to build and encourage His body here. We have seen new ministries form and take root, and we have seen existing ministries rejuvenated with fresh life. We are grateful for the way you have played an important role in the way the gospel is going out through South Fellowship Church. Thank you for your partnership!
As we look into the future, we couldn’t be more excited about the coming year. We know God is on the move, and we are excited to continue to prayerfully follow after Jesus. We are passionate about the mission God has given South: to glorify God by making disciples through gospel transformation, life-giving community, and visible faith. As the reality of living this vision out becomes clearer, we are struck with the weightiness of the calling, the beauty of the invitation, and the way it is going to stretch us individually and corporately. We sense God asking us to trust him in new ways, to take new steps of faith, and new risks in order to hold out the hope of the gospel to our neighborhoods and the nations.
Because your generosity has a direct impact on South’s ministry success, we invite you to thoughtfully consider an extra gift this Christmas season. As a church, we rely on strong December offerings. We are fully aware every dollar given to South represents a step of faith and sacrifice. Because of this, we assure you that, to the very best of our ability, we are good stewards of the Lord’s funds while pursuing our mission with faith and passion.
As we look ahead to the next six months of our current fiscal year, we wanted to give you a brief look at some specific financial needs for your prayerful consideration:
- This December, our offering goal is $50,000 beyond our normal monthly giving. To reach this goal, we ask you to join us in a couple of ways. First, let’s join together and pray God would move mightily through South Fellowship. Second, we ask you to seek the Lord and give as He directs.
- As you may have noticed, our facility has sustained years of heavy ministry usage. We have gone through those years without spending much on the upkeep of the building and it has caught up with us. We would like to invest in modest improvements to our church home.
- We are excited about many of the future ministry endeavors God has placed on our heart. We are starting the preliminary planning for specific missions partnerships, we feel prompted to invest in creating internships for seminary students as we seek to build the next generation of pastors and leaders, and we are growing in passion and intentionality to reach the lost with the good news of Jesus.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for prayerfully considering a gift to South Fellowship. There is an enclosed response form you can fill out and send back. You may also give online through our website (click here to give online). We look forward to 2014 with excitement and anticipation for what God will do in and through us!
Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.
Your Elder Board