RISE

A Greater Gospel Response

For Greater Gospel Opportunities

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WE ROSE!

Church Family,


Last fall we ROSE to the occasion and responded to the incredible “greater Gospel opportunities” before us by committing to give $6 Million dollars over a two-year time period.

 

We ROSE to continue funding the increasing ministry initiatives that we feel called to AND so that we could begin construction on a building.

 

I know it’s hard to believe, but we are about to reach the half-way mark of our two-year RISE journey! We are almost one year in and the building construction is well under way. Despite the continued challenges associated with being a mobile church during this transition period, the Lord continues to allow us to grow and experience more for His glory.

 

My prayer is that we will remain faithful and continue RISING TOGETHER as it is clear that to finish faithfully, it’s going to take all of us!


We, TOGETHER, are called to be the body of Christ (1 Cor 12).

Jesus holds us TOGETHER, and when each of us is “working properly” we are built up TOGETHER in love (Eph. 4:16)!

 

We are “living stones” being built up TOGETHER “as a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5).

 

So, let’s RISE TOGETHER, and be who the Lord has called us to be, TO- GETHER!

 

Know that our end goal is NOT to BUILD a beautiful BUILDING, but to BE a beautiful CHURCH!

Let’s BE a BEAUTIFUL CHURCH: LOVING, HUMBLE, PURE, FAITHFUL, ALIVE,

ON MISSION and ZEALOUS! Over the next few weeks we are going to look to God’s Word TOGETHER and specifically Jesus’ letters to the churches in Revelation 2-3.

We are going to pray TOGETHER, serve TOGETHER, and worship the Lord TOGETHER. We are going to trust the Lord to make us a BEAUTIFUL CHURCH as we RISE TOGETHER and respond obediently to all that He shows

us!


Rising with you,


Mark Lashey
Lead Pastor, LifeHouse Church

“RISE is primarily about our church boldly living out our faith together in a real and greater way. RISE is a call for us to go to a place where many of us have not gone before. Without a doubt, when we all RISE together, we will have so much more than a building to praise God for.”

Jesse Blanton

RISE is not about a building, but it involves a building.


We are coming to God again, putting everything on the table before Him, to see what He will do through us. We are calling this new season “RISE.” The truth is, we live and breathe in His economy. He generously gives us everything we have. When we give back to Him, He multiplies it – not so that we can get rich – but so that His Kingdom can be enriched, and we are invited to be a part of that. Over the next two years, we are focusing all of our generosity (tithes & offerings) together into one fund. This single fund will provide the necessary resources to secure a building for our church family, in addition to continuing and even increasing all the effective ministry endeavors the Lord has placed before us.

The Problem

-we can't stay where we are

There is work to be done. We need more leaders, more resources, and space that is conducive to minister to our ever-growing congregation and to receive all the families continuing to relocate here from all over the world. We must act now, as the building where we meet is scheduled for complete demolition in May of 2020.




THE POSSIBILITIES


- CAN YOU IMAGINE... 

...what a Gospel-centered people, with every single member giving generously and serving wholeheartedly together, can accomplish? What if WE had a building, a HOME where we can welcome others in Jesus’ name; a place where we can gather, worship, teach, equip, and send from; a place where we can respond to real needs in our community and do what the Lord is calling us to do 24/7, 365!?!?




THE PLAN


- WE ARE THE PLAN

If WE ALL RISE NOW, together, and give and serve in a greater way than we ever have before, we can BUILD a building NOW; and we can FILL that building NOW! The RISE Initiative is a two-year plan that will require increasing our participation to 100% and increasing our total giving over the next two years to $6 million dollars. This is absolutely achievable by God’s grace and power and our willingness to RISE.



Let’s RISE with

A GREATER GOSPEL RESPONSE FOR

GREATER GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES!