Rooted & Growing Campaign

Expanding Our Ministry

Our Rooted & Growing Appeal is a time for growth in faith and generosity as we expand our educational ministries at Risen Savior.  As members united in mission and ministry, we have an opportunity to study God’s grace in Christ and our thankful, thoughtful response in love for him.  In worship and Bible Study we will hear God speak to us about the mission of the Church and our stewardship of his blessings.

We are encouraging our members to make 3 year over-and-above gifts to support the opening of a Lutheran elementary school in 2013, and a building expansion shortly thereafter.  Our goal is that together we will commit $300,000 to this new ministry over the next three years.
 
We chose the theme Rooted & Growing since it describes us as a new, growing congregation in Pooler. 
  • Rooted in the Word of God, we hope to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus. 
  • Rooted in that grace and knowledge, we hope to grow in our lives as stewards of God’s blessings. 
  • As we raise up the next generation of disciples here at Risen Savior, our school ministries will help to root them deeply in God’s Word so they can grow in Christ.
  • And as a congregation now established in Pooler, we hope to grow our ministry to better equip our members and reach out to our community.
Question & Answer Brochure
This Question & Answer Brochure was given to the congregation in April to explain the details of the Appeal.
Firstfruits

It takes no brains to be an impulse spender.  Advertisers and marketing people study your behavior, your preferences, and your life patterns to determine best when to jump you with their seductive spending come-ons.  Food shopping, for instance, is no longer just food shopping. You are bombarded with marketing messages from the moment you drive into the parking lot, from the huge window signs to the hanging TV sets chattering at nobody to the point-of-purchase displays surrounding you as your cart crawls forward to the checkout clerk.

Are you impulsive with your spending?  How about your giving?  Let your gifts to your heavenly Father come not only from a passionate heart but also from a brain that plans.  In that way you'll reflect the heart and mind of a passionate God who gave his everything for you, which was his plan from eternity:  "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

As thankful, redeemed children of God, therefore "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new new wine" (Proverbs 3:9,10).

Do you see?  When you set aside God's portion first, two things happen: first, you show that God really is #1 in your life, worthy not of occasional leftovers but worthy of top billing; second, you can expect that a delighted God will bless you back with his spiritual and material gifts so that you can give again.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. ~ Ephesians 2:8