On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.
This week marks a significant time in the life of our church.
Without us planning it this way, this week is the confluence of what has been 3 highly significant events in the history of Hope City Church – our Firstfruits offering (a heart to build God’s house that has hallmarked our church since before Sarah and I ever came); the 5th anniversary (June 20) of becoming one church in two locations (unprecedented in the life of our church) and the kick off of our Foundations pledge (setting the future ministry of our church toward our communities). I don’t believe that’s just coincidence.
Thank you to all of you who gave or pledged in our Firstfruit offering in our Brisbane campus at the weekend. By the end of this weekend our Toowoomba campus will also have had the opportunity to sow into building God’s house and we will have kicked off our Foundations program with thanksgiving and anticipation. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to seek God around what He would have you give in Firstfruits.
Having talked to a number of people, I know many of you are now turning your attention to hearing from God around your Foundations Pledge for the next 12 months. As we come before God and ask Him, “What’s my part to play?”, we can approach our giving as more than just wanting to leave a legacy for future generations. Our giving also becomes an opportunity to hear from God and TRUST HIM for what He wants to do through us in the life of His church.
So many of you are so faithful in your giving and serving but can I encourage you not just to give out of your faithfulness and commitment to the church. Be intentional to make it an act of faith that comes by hearing God speak His word to your heart.
It’s an amazing season that lay ahead for us as we continue to walk in God’s plan for us as a church. Thank you so much for being a part of it.
Alex & Sarah