We planned and prayed for one year and this past Sunday our church celebrated “One Great Day.”
It has been almost four years since we entered our newest building and the space has been a blessing as we have been able to expand ministries and add worship services. This new space came at a price and because of the faithfulness of our people, we are quickly paying off our debt. But the reality of debt is a part of our budget. A year ago our pastor put the challenge out to our congregation for a “One Great Day,” a day when each family is asked to bring an additional offering of at least 1 week’s salary. There was no monetary goal given just the challenge for as many families as possible to participate. Ninety percent of the offering would go toward paying down extra on our debt and 10% in our mission fund.
Although the challenge was for an extra offering it really is about having funds to support ministry because paying down debt allows us to put more funds into ministry. We began to look at the day not as a “One Great Day” offering but giving our church the resources to help others have the greatest day of their life.
What was the greatest day of your life?
For me it was the day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and asked Him to be Lord of my life.
On Sunday evening we gathered back, not to just hear about an offering, but to celebrate what God has done for us through the Greatest Day in history and how that allows us to have our own personal One Great Day.
Here is the outline of our One Great Day evening worship celebration. I have included the readings, scriptures and links to the songs. Continue Reading…