By Karen Hahn, New and Revitalized Congregational Development
“Your generosity . . . not only provides for the needs of God’s people, but also produces prayers of thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12)
We have been hearing so much lately about practicing “Random Acts of Kindness” and “Paying it Forward” in the news and on social media sites, and it has caused me to think about our churches across the South Georgia Conference.
They have been practicing this kind of thing long before it became fashionable! People gathering in church fellowship halls to fix breakfast for the homeless in their communities, gathering to fill backpacks so that students will have food for the weekend, raising money to provide wells so that people will have clean water, creating cleaning buckets for those suffering the aftermath of storms, stocking food and clothing banks … I could go on and on about these acts of kindness. How grateful I am to see these things happening in our churches across our Conference.
Making a decision to be a Kingdom Builder, New Congregational Supporter, Vision Promoter or New Congregation Planter is another opportunity to “pay it forward.” By investing in the ministry of New and Revitalized Congregational Development you are helping grow new faith communities across our conference and helping in revitalization efforts. For those who have partnered with us over the years, thank you! For those of you who have not yet begun to support this ministry, Feb. 26, is Kingdom Builders Sunday. I invite you to partner with us as we seek to offer exciting worship opportunities to people across South Georgia.