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.

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Bear Grylls did Alpha. Now you can too.

September 5, 2009

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Ever heard of Bear Grylls?  He is the host–and subject–of the Discovery Channel’s wildly popular show called Man vs. Wild.

Why would an apparently self-sufficient man like Bear Grylls do Alpha?  (To see a short clip, click here.)

Isn’t Christianity a crutch for the weak?

Does the Christian faith have anything at all to say about the complexities of today’s world?

Starting on Thursday, September 10 at 6 PM, we are partnering with other area churches to provide you with the opportunity to catch dinner and a movie with the Alpha Course.  You will get to ask any question you have ever wanted to ask in a safe environment.

Bear Grylls did it.  Now, you can too.  (By the way, fire starting skills are not required to take Alpha.)

For more details on Alpha, click here.

To go straight to Registration, click here.