Monday, March 21, 2011

Now that's "Crazy!!"

I feel like I can finally let the cat out of the bag...yesterday our church, The Ridge launched our capital campaign called...
This is an exciting time in the history of The Ridge and in the lives of our people.  We are challenging people to live in a Crazy way!  In all senses of the word, and not to just raise money to help us buy a building.  We want people to see how God will bless them when they throw caution to the wind and live Crazy for Him!  Sadly, I wasn't able to be in either service yesterday when Mark, our Lead Pastor announced our Crazy Campaign, but I heard the energy was awesome and people seemed excited.  This is a whole new journey for all of us!  This is not your grandma's capital campaign either.  I won't get into all the specifics because truthfully I don't know them all, but we are asking people to contribute to one fund, which is differnent than most churches going through a campaign.  We don't have a "building" fund, we have ONE fund that everything will go into.  I am so excited to talk about the campaign in our Ridge group this week.

I still am shifting my mind set that we are going to pursue an existing building/facility to purchase and not do a second site.  When Eric and I got hired here over 3 years ago it was to lead the second site, but now we are changing it up, and are pursuing more of a home base and maybe in the future do a church plant, a second site, who knows, with God the possibilities are endless!  So I am sure over the next 5 weeks you will be hearing more about living Crazy.    Here is our Crazy website, so go check it out and get Crazy with us!!

8 comments:

Kristin said...

I know God is going to use you and Eric and your whole church to do mighty things! I love to see and hear this kind of excitement! I will look forward to seeing where God leads you all :)

Lauren said...

sounds completely awesome! I love the name! I'm off to check out the website! :)

Alison said...

So neat! It reminds me of the "Outlive Your Life" campaign that our church is doing right now too!

Holly said...

It sounds high energy!

Steph T. said...

SO excited to see how God is gonna do his thing thru you all!! Love you!

Jenilee said...

very cool! love creative ways to get the gospel out!

{:miss v:} said...

Sounds very exciting! Can't wait to see what happens!

Julie said...

Very cool post, Kate! So excited to be on this journey with you guys!