DEAR PASSION CITY CHURCH FAMILY,
It is with huge expectation that we are approaching Above + Beyond Sunday, one of the most significant days in the life of our House. If you’re new to Passion City, this is the time we open our hearts and hands to give above what we normally give so we can go beyond where we normally go.
I love that Passion City is a generous House! I was so encouraged to see so many of you out in the streets in June serving our city through Love Atlanta. Over 4,000 of you served on 231 projects as we partnered with 90 organizations. Together, we served 14,528 hours—over a year and a half of serving! I love it. You didn’t have to serve, yet you chose to serve. And, as a result, countless lives will be touched by the grace and mercy of God.
Love Atlanta, like all of our ministry efforts, happened because you are so generous, giving and serving with a “that we may” spirit. You continue to show that week after week through acts of service and financial support. Passion City Church has a robust annual budget, one that makes possible weekend gatherings, The Grove, The Rising, Passion Kids, Community Groups and so much more.
Your faithful giving allows us to meet those expenses year after year. Yet, to dream beyond our borders and meet new opportunities God brings, we must continue to give above our budget requirements. This A + B mindset allows us to be responsive and flexible, and to continue to expand our reach. A + B reflects the spirit of the gospel.
In Scripture, we are called to bring our tithe (the first fruit of our income) into the storehouse for the work of the Church. This is the starting point of giving for every Believer. But we also have the privilege of bringing offerings to God, gifts given as the Holy Spirit leads that are above the baseline tithe. With these gifts, we invest in the Kingdom work of God. For example, construction (more specifically, demolition) is underway at our Cumberland property and our D.C. location is growing stronger daily. There is so much more to do as we make a place for people to experience the freedom Jesus provides.
You’ll be hearing more about A + B leading to August 12, but circle the date. You won’t want to miss our gatherings that day. For now, ask God to lead your giving as we believe for His miracle provision for our lives and our Passion City House.