We have adapted the theme “LASTING IMPACT” based on the principles that we find in 2 Corinthians 9:6-15—giving from the heart without reluctance or pressure, but with joy, leads to abundant blessings from God. Your generous giving not only supplies the needs of the Lord’s people but results in thanksgiving to God. Still others will give praise to God. Your obedient generosity in giving to the Lord and sharing with others opens the door for the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift of grace through Jesus Christ! What an example of giving. What you decide in your heart to give today will have a lasting impact on you, those around you, and future generations. Please join us in this Lasting Impact Program that will affect God’s people now and into the future! MAKE A COMMITMENT USING THE FORM BELOW!
Invitation from Paul Crandell, Lead Pastor
Digital Prayer Guide
Full Campaign Brochure with a Message from Campaign Directors, Tim & Julie Latibeaudiere - Apr. 1, 2021
Newsletter with Martinez Family's Testimony - Apr. 18, 2021
Newsletter with Pastor Phil & Caroline's Testimony - May 6, 2021
Lasting Impact Commitment
LEVEL 1 - VICTORY: $650,000 – MORTGAGE AT $18,000 PER MONTH
This level, when reached, will allow us to pay an additional $300,000 +/– against the current balance of the mortgage.
LEVEL 2 - CHALLENGE: $850,000 (Level 1 + Level 2 = $1,500,000)
Added to Level 1, the 2nd Level, when attained, will allow us to do some highly-needed and much-desired maintenance in the following three areas:
- $450,000 — Café and store front glass at columns
- $100,000 — Remodel the Worship Center lobby
- $300,000 — Ministry Growth, used to increase Valley Bible Church’s abilities to grow ministry level
LEVEL 3 - HALLELUJAH: UP TO $2,930,000 (Level 1 + Level 2 + Level 3 = $4,430,000)
The amount of Level 3 reflects the balance of the mortgage after the accelerated amount paid on the existing balance from Level 1. All of the funds received above Levels 1 and 2 would go toward the balance of our current mortgage.
Dear Valley Bible Church Family,
Jesus tells us that we “cannot serve God and money” (Luke 16:13). But, He also teaches us that we can serve God with our money. Jesus told His disciples, “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys” (Luke 12:33). When we use our riches in line with the mission of God, we are investing in our eternity. There are blessings that we will enjoy in eternity, because of the investments we have made in this life. Our investments now will have a LASTING IMPACT for those around us and for ourselves.
When Jesus calls us to use our wealth wisely for His purposes, He acknowledges that this may mean great sacrifice for us. Jesus promises us that every sacrifice we make for His mission will be rewarded. When Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus, spoke about the sacrifices he and his fellow disciples had made to follow Him, Jesus replied, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life” (Luke 18:29-30).
In light of the teaching of Jesus, I am excited to invite you to invest in God’s mission in a specific way. This May, we are embarking on a new stewardship journey. This is a three-year journey in which we are going to raise funds over and above our Ministry Fund in order to accelerate the payoff of our mortgage, improve our facilities, and expand our ministry.
I ask that you would prayerfully consider how God would have you be involved in the LASTING IMPACT Stewardship Campaign. I believe that your eagerness to honor the Lord with your finances will result in a great financial commitment that God will bless. Your commitment to this campaign and the commitments of others will result in lives being changed by the good news of Jesus Christ. I look forward to how God will move on your heart to make a financial investment that will have a LASTING IMPACT.
- Pastor Paul Crandell