“For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.”
WAYS TO GIVE
- GIVE BY CHECK
Write “Thanksgiving Offering” in the memo and mail it in.
- GIVE ONLINE
Click HERE, then select the 2020 Thanksgiving Offering Fund.
- DOWNLOAD the DESTINY CHURCH APP
Click HERE to download the app, then give to the 2020 Thanksgiving Fund.
- TEXT to GIVE
Text THANKSGIVINGDC to 77977 and follow the instructions.
A LETTER FROM PASTOR GREG
Hey Destiny Church,
I think it is safe to say that we have never seen a time quite like this. It seems like the entire world is in chaos, and here in our country that chaos and associated fear are dominating just about everything around us.
My guess is that we all are struggling somewhat with the disruption of just about everything in our lives. And if we’re not careful, WE will fall into the same trap as people who have no faith. I love this passage of Scripture in Psalms 47, “For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.” In other words, God is bigger than all of this. He rules the earth. And he has us in his care. So we can trust him with whatever shows up. In addition, Jesus launched His church with these words, “…I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not be able to conquer it.” (Matthew 16:18b) Jesus put His church right in the middle of all the chaos and fear and declared the church to be more powerful than any force of darkness.
Folks, that church…is us! We are the hope of the world. We are God’s answer to the chaos, fear and darkness. He put us on earth to be just that. And now we are truly in business. We are called upon to lift up Jesus and be a light in the darkness.
With that in mind, I want to share with you something that is extremely important at this time. Every year, I come to you asking you to give in a sacrificial way at Thanksgiving. I ask you to remain faithful in your tithes and offerings, but I also ask you to give above and beyond that to help us continue to carry out the mission that God has placed in front of us.
Well, in all honesty, our Thanksgiving Offering has never been more important than it is this year. Obviously, COVID-19 has been disruptive to Destiny Church in many ways, and one of those ways is our finances. Immediately upon the shutdown of our church, we cut every unnecessary expense. We also moved our ministry endeavor away from our normal church activity and moved outward to the huge needs of our community. You have been so faithful to give to our church as we have cared for many families both inside and outside of our church family. In addition to what we have been able to do for our local community, we have been able to continue all of our financial giving to almost twenty missions and missionaries. I keep getting letters and cards from our missionaries thanking us, almost in disbelief, that we have been able to continue with our support.
However, as COVID has dragged on, we have been seeing a drop in our church giving. Some of this is understandable as people have encountered a loss of income. In fact, we have actually been able to help them with rent, food and other financial needs. But this drop is beginning to challenge us.
Our church is totally debt free. This has helped us enormously as we’ve gone through this time. What a remarkable story of your faithfulness! But we do need your help with our Thanksgiving Offering. We want to continue with our generosity toward those in need. We want to remain free from debt. So I am going to the mat with you. I am asking for a Thanksgiving Offering in the amount of $100,000! This is going to require some real sacrifice from you as a church. But I do not shrink back from asking for this money as we are all about the kingdom of God. I am asking you to stretch your giving more than ever before. Some of you can give a large gift, and some of you will be able to give a small gift. I am just asking that it is a sacrificial gift…a gift that is stretching your faith. Pam and I will do the same. We are totally committed to all that God is doing in and through Destiny during this trying time.
Thank you so much for your faithful giving.