STORIES OF 2016 PT 4
First of all, I want to thank you for the generosity and faithful giving you have shown over the last year. Our church is not built on the talents and gifts of a few, but on the sacrifice of many. The strength of the Garden Church can be found in the generosity and commitment of its people. This is seen through the countless volunteer hours offered to host community groups, serve in church gatherings, and through those who financially support the church and its initiatives. We have had an incredible year and as 2016 comes to a close, we couldn’t be more excited for what God is doing in our city and community.
This last year has been one of growth and expansion. Garden Church launched another campus, we continue to support Bread LA, a church plant in Culver City and in 2017 we will help launch another Garden church plant called Jardin in Chihuahua, Mexico. We have launched Garden Groups, a new youth ministry along with our second year of Alpha Ministries. We continue to raise up servants and leaders who bring life where ever they go and see our vision “In Long Beach as it is in Heaven” becoming a reality.
As we close our year, I want to ask that you consider to give above and beyond financially to our general fund and vision builders. Your faithful giving, as well as our leadership’s commitment to stewarding what God has entrusted to us, has always allowed us to end each year “in the black.” Thank you and as always, your giving determines our budget for next year – our staffing, church planting, support for missionaries, our community events, our pastoral care and theology and prayer trainings and our facilities. We are committed to doing ministry within the financial boundaries that God has given us through your generosity. We are thankful for you.
WE CONTINUE TO SEE GOD BRING HIS WAY OF LIFE “IN LONG BEACH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.”
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE WORK WE ARE DOING AS A CHURCH THIS YEAR, PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO OUR GENERAL FUND HERE.
IF YOU ARE ALREADY GIVING AND WANT TO JOIN US IN OUR VISION BUILDER CAMPAIGN, PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING ABOVE AND BEYOND THIS YEAR HERE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYER AND SUPPORT AS WE PURSUE BRINGING LIFE WHERE EVER WE GO.