WHEN WILL THE ROOTS & REACH INITIATIVE BEGIN?
In a sense, it already has with Pastor Matt's sermon on April 14. However, we are continuing to make plans and finalize details, working toward an official launch in July.
CAN I BEGIN GIVING TO ROOTS & REACH NOW?
Yes. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be transitioning all of our giving platforms to reflect the Roots & Reach Initiative. However, our financial office is already prepared to receive gifts for the Roots & Reach Initiative. Any gift identified as a Roots & Reach contribution will have the percentage breakdown applied.
WHAT ABOUT MONEY THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN GIVEN FOR THE CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT?
100% of any funds received to this point under the designation of Campus Development or Building Fund will be applied to the building project.
WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE 100% OF MY GIFT TO GO TOWARD CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT?
We encourage everyone to consider giving to the Roots & Reach Initiative as it helps us accomplish both our campus development project and special mission projects in our city and around the world. However, if you would prefer for your entire gift to go toward campus development, simply provide a written notation or designation with your gift, and we will honor that request.
WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE 100% OF MY GIFT TO GO TOWARD THE SPECIAL MISSION PROJECTS?
Giving to the Roots & Reach Initiative is the only way to participate in funding the special Roots & Reach mission projects. However, if you would like to give to support our regular ongoing mission efforts, please consider giving to our Global Offering.
WILL THERE BE SPECIAL OFFERING DAYS ASSOCIATED WITH ROOTS & REACH?
Yes. We plan to have a special "launch day" offering in early-mid July. However, our primary offering emphasis for the Roots & Reach Initiative will be in September 2019. Special offerings beyond these times may be planned as determined by our Elders.
HOW LONG WILL ROOTS & REACH LAST?
The Roots & Reach Initiative will at least run through the completion of our Campus Development Project. However, our elders are prayerfully considering the possibility of extending Roots & Reach through 2022.
WHAT TYPES OF MISSION PROJECTS WILL WE BE FUNDING?
Our goal is to identify projects and needs that would not be possible under our current General Ministry Budget or Global Offering. We are praying for the Lord to lead us to a variety of projects that will have unique or significant gospel impact here in our city and around the world. We look forward to sharing later this summer what some of these specific projects will be.
HOW WILL WE ASK OUR MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN ROOTS AND REACH?
It is important for our members to continue to make our General Ministry Budget their main giving priority and to plan to participate in our annual Global Offering. However, as we move toward a September date for our main Roots & Reach offering, we would like to ask every Brook Hills member to consider how the Lord might lead them to make a special investment in Roots & Reach. When, how often, and how much each person or family gives will vary, but ideally, every member will want to participate in the Roots & Reach Initiative on some level.