Twenty for 2020
We have had great momentum as a church in the last 8 months starting with ALPHA in February. Many new people have started attending Southgate; we experienced strong edifying prophetic ministry with Charlie Sweet; we hosted a powerful women’s conference in March; we had two very successful camps (Kids Camp & Youth Camp); there were two incredible opportunities to serve our city (Party in the Park and Back to School Bash). Hundreds of people in the community showed up. So many successes; so many wins; so many seeds sown.
And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! Gal 6:9
I believe this is a prophetic verse for this year – “the season of reaping”. As the Holy Spirit has been speaking to me about being bolder I have felt a challenge for Southgate to see 20% increase in five areas beginning in the fall of 2019 to the fall of 2020 – thus the phrase “20 for 2020”! Jim Collins, in his book “Built to Last”, would call them BHAGs. (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) Here are five areas that we are praying and believing for 20% increase in the church.
GROWTH – through ALPHA, Freedom Session, church outreaches, and personal invitation
GIVING – not present givers giving 20% more, but 20% more people giving – an increase of $170,000 added to our budget
GLOBAL MISSIONS – We already give 10% to missions but increasing it by 20%
GENEROSITY – Sowing more resources and finances into our community and local churches
GATHERING in Small groups – stronger communities within the family of God – more people connecting; more people building relationships.
This means 20% increased engagement in the work of the church. Will you join me and the elders as we believe God to fulfill His word regarding reaping the harvest from all the good seeds we have planted.
WE is better than ME! Let’s do this together.