3 Minutes on Simple Church (Guest Post By Matt Wheeler)

Simple Church Family and Friends,

Merry Christmas!  I know you are busy.  Can I take 3 minutes of your time?

There are so many things that I want to write about giving to Simple Church, but Simple Church has taught me to trust God’s Word and Spirit working in each person’s heart.  Please take a minute and a half to read I Corinthians 9:6-15:

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:

 

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”

 

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

 

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

There just isn’t room for guilt in Biblical attitude for giving!  We give because we want to be a part of what God is doing where he has called us.  I am so thankful for each person that has given to Simple Church over the last year.

Would you take one more minute to ask God if He wants you to support Simple Church financially going forward?

If the answer is yes, I encourage you to give right now on the web or by setting up a direct deposit (see below).

If the answer is no, thank God for those that are supporting this church planting movement and ask the Lord where he wants you to give.

God has been so good to us and my prayer is that we, as a movement, will continue to glorify the name of Jesus in 2014!

Matt Wheeler

matt.wheeler@provenlearning.com

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The Simple Church Alliance exists to offer support and training for people desiring to multiply disciples and ultimately simple churches to the ends of the earth.  As you and your simple church community consider how you can give to God’s work, we would like to ask you to prayerfully consider supporting the Simple Church Alliance.  Your gift would directly support the training and equipping of leaders and the multiplication of simple churches by helping to provide resources, training events, network celebration gatherings, and a full-time Simple Church Planter (Gavin Duerson).  Any gift would be greatly appreciated and directly support this exciting work!  You can make a tax-deductible gift in the following ways:

1.  Mail gift to:

Simple Church Alliance
3060 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY  40503

2.  Automatic Monthly Giving

Mail a voided check to the address above and a letter indicating your desire to have a designated amount withdrawn from your checking account each month.  Please note that if you desire to give automatically the the designated amount will be taken out at the first of each month.  You can cancel any time.  You will be mailed a receipt for your tax deductible gift at the end of each year.

3.  Give Online

Click “Donate” to make a your tax-deductible gift securely online through PayPal. (Note: having a PayPal account is not necessary.  You can give with a credit or debit card).  A receipt will be emailed to you immediately.

Please feel free to direct any questions you have concerning your gift toward Richard Jirak.  Contact Richard by email here or call 859.797.2351.

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