|On Sunday, October 30, we will kick off our annual Operating Funds
campaign for 2017. The message this year is “Everybody In, Nobody
Out.” Each of Christ’s wonders speaks to us in different ways, but
they share a common setting: Miracles happen when people come
together under a common purpose. You’ll notice in Matthew 14 that
it’s not Jesus’ own food that he multiplies but that of the
disciples: He takes what the people give and increases it. The
disciples aren’t watching God, but they are now participating in the
miracle, simply by giving. In 2016, many of you who call this place
home made a pledge, and we did some amazing things. But what if 100%
of our church community made a pledge to Good Shepherd in 2017? We
are growing now, but what is possible when we ALL make a commitment?
It is our sincere hope that you and your family will be “All In” for
the 2017 Stewardship Campaign, working together with all other Good
Shepherd families to expand our mission. Here is our road map for
the upcoming weeks of the 2017 Campaign:
• Beginning on Sunday, October 30 and through Sunday, November 20 we
will be conducting our annual campaign.
• Each Sunday, we will hear stories of personal transformation
through the practice of intentional giving from your fellow
• By Monday, October 31, you will receive your pledge packet. Pray
over what your pledge will be over the next four weeks.
• Pledges will be accepted at any time after November 1.
• On Sunday, November 20, we will celebrate Commitment Sunday, the
culmination of our exploration, when pledges will be completed and
offered as an act of worship and a culmination of all God has
offered. There will be a celebratory brunch served afterwards.