Ad-ven-ture (n.) an unusual and exciting experience or activity. Often hazardous.
We are invited to a break in the routine, an exciting experience that carries some risk. The adventure to which God is inviting us is generosity, which is a good entry into the adventure of following Jesus. Like any adventure, there are steps to take to enjoy a successful adventure: preparing, committing, accepting the awe of the experience, and telling the story on the other side.
Sometimes we have measured too much of a campaign’s success on whether or not we could meet a specific budget. For this campaign, we will measure success by how much the people of Ankeny First United Methodist Church are willing to take a leap of faith in their giving. Instead of strictly emphasizing commitments to a budget, we are asking each person to consider taking a step up in their giving as their response to all that God has done for them. We believe this path leads to a great adventure: to generosity and a deeper relationship with Christ.
We introduced this church-wide prayer initiative in the fall of 2021 and we will be continuing to encourage one another to pray “God, let your light shine through me so that others can know you” through this generosity campaign and beyond. This prayer will lead us toward a life more fully lived in Jesus, finding meaning and purpose in knowing God’s love and sharing it with others.
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