The LRC elder board met this month to review our Momentum towards building a church home for our body. We’re in a great place financially. However, economic uncertainty and inflation will affect us in the year ahead. We agreed to take the S.T.E.A.D.Y. approach as we end 2021 and enter 2022:
S - Seek. We must seek the Lord first in all we do as a church (Matthew 6:23). Prayer is the most important step for us at this time.
T - Tithely & Tithes. We are blessed with stable giving, week in and week out, by many who give online (through Tithely) and many who regularly tithe to the LORD at LRC. Thank you!
E - Expense Integrity. Our staff and leaders work hard to keep expenses down without hindering ministry. This helps us add more building capacity to the General Fund.
A - Additional Givers. We are glad for new giving and new givers at LRC!
D - Donor-Directed Gifts. Our denomination offers free advice for giving stocks, assets, funds, and even property. See the LRC website for information on this possibility that some are now taking advantage of. See https://livingrockchurch.com/give
Y - Year-End Giving. LRC has a strong tradition of finishing the year with generosity.
What comes to mind is a chess analogy: “maintain momentum — push a pawn.” It is the pawn, after all, that gets to be whatever it wants to be when it reaches the final row. This often helps you win the game!
Jesus said, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” - Matthew 25:21. We’re in a time when doing the little things well is the clearest path forward. Every faithful gift of time, treasure, and talent is deeply appreciated at this crucial time in the life of our body.
We thank the building committee for the many steps forward they have taken in the overall building and planning process this year. We pray the LRC body will be S.T.E.A.D.Y. and generous in giving as the year ends, so we will be in a strong position next year to execute major forward steps in finally getting PLANTED!
Rich McKusick, Pastor Roger, and the LRC elders.