In my earlier post I told you about a local church that had ASKed others to pray and submit ideas about how they might allocate and distribute $10k. Spending the 10k wasn’t the real goal. The goal of the church was to pray and have unity about what God wants them to do with these funds. The church leadership will be meeting this weekend to review and discuss each merit of each submission.
Following the church leadership’s review, a summation letter will be mailed to each church member asking each to SEEK truth/discernment. Each member will then share their views and in late Sep. the church body will hold a “business meeting” to vote. KNOCK – persistence in getting ‘er done. Now its time to join KCC as they enter this new season of prayer.
Jesus declared God’s name to His followers so that the love of the Father that was in the Son (Jesus) might me in us (Jhn 17:26). Imagine if churches partnered in declaring God’s truth, sharing His love, and caring for His people. One expression of truth/love might be to take the 10K of one church and make it 20K or even 100K through a partnership with other churches. United in love! There would be some serious worship, prayer, and fellowship taking place!
Learning love, sharing love…making disciples! Wow!
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Knollwood Community Church (KCC) exists to exalt God and reflect the glory of Christ by declaring His Truth, sharing His love, and caring for His people. This church wants to invest up to $10k in someone who agrees in Spirit (“KCC Core Values“), can become a partner, and can help build capacity within God’s kingdom. Now, before you go and send an email or get on the phone, take a deep breath; KCC is not soliciting proposals at this juncture:
Process: Over the next few months (Jun/Jul), KCC is inviting the Body to pray/dialogue with God and with others … to ask, seek, and knock. When you feel God has revealed an idea/suggestion, go ahead and share it as a comment to this blog post. Later this summer (Aug), after reviewing and selecting some of the submitted ideas/suggestions, detailed proposals will be solicited. After a vetting process (Sep), the KCC congregation will cast a vote and make their decision. If they are unable to discern God’s will, they might simply roll these funds over into the next budget cycle. It’s all about seeking God’s will through prayer/dialogue, letting the Holy Spirit speak/guide, and ensuring that God receives all the glory.
Possibilities/Opportunities: Should these funds be dispersed in increments so more will benefit? Would it be better for one person to receive one lump sum gift? Should these funds serve as “seed” money to help kick-start someone’s Godly vision? Should an existing ministry use these funds to take that ministry to the next level? Could a Godly couple suddenly be able to adopt that child that they’ve always wanted? Could a church be planted? Hmm…these are some of my thoughts – I wonder what ideas will come to your heart and mind? The key is for the Body to have “eyes that see and ears that hear”.
What is God saying to you? Pray/dialogue and then post your comment. I’m expecting some powerful, creative ideas!
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