Raytown Vineyard Church Concludes 1st Year of Supporting Community Partners

January 7, 2010

From the very beginning, God has asked us to be a tithing church–where we give away the first 10% of our church’s income before we pay our bills.

As a new Raytown church completing our 1st year, we are committed to joining in with other ministries who are already doing effective ministry in our community.  This is a good opportunity for us to learn to be generous with no strings attached.

Thanks to God’s faithfulness through our generous congregation, we were able to give away over $7000 to community partners in the first year that we have been a church.

We have donated in Jesus’ name to these great organizations who are addressing critical physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs in the greater Raytown area :

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown http://www.shepherdscenterraytown.org/

Kansas City Alpha Invitation http://www.alphausa.org/Articles/1000048660/Vision_Event.aspx

Hillcrest Ministries  http://www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org/

River of Refuge Dreamcenter  http://www.riverofrefuge.com/

Hope Network  http://hopeforraytown.org/

Open Door Dinner Program at One Spirit Methodist Church  http://www.gbgm-umc.org/onespiritumc/

Raytown Emergency Assistance Program http://www.raytownreap.org

Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry http://raytowncc.org/sites/default/files/pilot/pilot.pdf

Vineyard Overland Park—We were able to share a small donation with our “sending church” for their new building http://www.vineyardop.org

Raytown Educational Foundation  http://www.raytowneducationalfoundation.org

Angel Tree  http://www.angeltree.org

Hope Kitchen http://raytownfirstchurch.org/whatsnew.html

Living Word Testament Church–Another church plant right here in Raytown.

Where is God in Times of Financial Need?

November 18, 2009

What kind of God do we serve?

Do we serve a God who created the Universe and still has access to infinite resources?

Do we serve a God who wants us to receive every material blessing our hearts desire?

When we find ourselves in financial need, what does that say about God?  Is God absent?  Less than Sovereign?  Angry?  Impotent? 

And what does it say about us when we find ourselves in financial need?  Does a lack of resources reflect a lack of faith?  Does it indicate sin in our lives?  Is there a Biblical formula to prevent financial need?

We are not the first people who have wrestled with these questions.  Join us on Sunday night as we discuss the answers found in the Bible.  We will primarily be considering Habakkuk 3.  Click here to get a preview of the text.

Join us on Sunday at 5 PM.  Click here for more information that will help you plan your visit.

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