Real Life Update — April 2016

Once again, there is so much to celebrate with all that God has done.

Our Resurrection services saw 2,580 people come through our doors. What a great weekend as we celebrated the fact that our Great High Priest sat down because His work is finished. As a church staff, we are also very excited about all the new opportunities we are being given as we continue to minister in our community.

March 31 marks the official end of our Cannonball generosity initiative. For many of you, this may be the first you’ve heard of it. Two years ago we instituted a financial stewardship campaign. The goal was to cover two years of operating expenses, to raise funds for the improvement of our new meeting space, and many other ministry related initiatives that we were dreaming about.

For those who met their commitment, thank you so much for your faithfulness. We have seen God do so much because of your financial commitment to our church. Thank you for being generous and thank you for your sacrifice for the mission of Jesus. Without exaggeration, there will be people who spend eternity in heaven because of your faithfulness.

For those who have not yet met their commitment, there is still time. I know things can change or be delayed. That is okay. We are honored you have joined us as you are able. We all trust that as we continue to be faithful to the Lord in our giving, He will continue to provide in ways we did not foresee. We look forward to all God will do, and we look forward to the completion of your pledges, as well.

For those who have been wondering how best to start serving at Real Life, please consider what it would look like to become a consistent contributor financially. It is one way to fulfill vision without even speaking words. We believe Christians should be defined by what they give, not by what they take. Generosity is the benchmark of God’s people. We would love to invite you to become a giver today.

As we come to the close of our Hebrews series, we have been so blessed by this journey of coming to terms with what to do with our own suffering, finding rest, and holding to unswerving hope in Jesus as the one being in the universe who has been through the heavens, but also understands our position here on earth.

We are moving into a series on Romans next. Perhaps the most influential book in the New Testament for us as “Protestant” believers, Romans will challenge and inspire each of us to walk closer to God because we have all been declared righteous by His great love for us. You will not want to miss a single week!

Also, each week we have CARE Groups that meet all over the Palouse to discuss the sermon and how we can apply it in our lives. It is a great opportunity to process the Text and to know and be known by others. If you are not in one, get connected today. Contact Alex Little for Washington CARE Groups or Rob Croyle for Idaho CARE Groups. Their information is on our website or you can connect with them in person on Sunday.

Thanks so much for your faithfulness. And thanks for continuing to value Jesus’s mission on the Palouse. Our church is 100% dependent on the generosity of our people. As we are all faithful to God’s command to be generous, the church is able to continue to reach the world for Jesus, one person at a time!