As we step out in this next chapter of our lives, there are several different in which we are asking our families, friends, church families, churches, etc to partner with us. We are seeking any combination of the following:
1.PARTNERS IN PRAYER - We would like to ask that you pray for us and that you pass our blog on to as many people as you can, and ask them pray for our family. I will post individual blogs strictly on this issue, and you can sign up for emailed prayer updates by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org . As you think of us, please pray for us. there are a million little things to address and take care of over the next few months and years, on top of the hundred big things that remain to accomplish. More and more lately, I am learning that when I put this request at #1, it's not because I'm trying to make myself look holy before I ask you to support us financially. Truly, we need your prayers. If you got our postcard, perhaps put it in a place you look at regularly, and pray for us when you see it.
2.PARTNERS FINANCIALLY – In the the short term, we will use a portion of our overall 5-year fundraising goal of $400,000 to allow for two years salary at Revolution Annapolis, the first church we are helping launch later this Fall. We are hoping that individuals and friends will be a large source of support during this time while we build the necessary partnerships that will allow us to present our vision to churches and individuals for a second church in the Baltimore, MD area . We need to raise a large percentage of this salary before we can even move to MD to join the staff of Revolution.
Probably the best way to support financially is through prayerfully considering being a monthly supporter over the next two years. To set up monthly support , visit the Orchard Group's site http://orchardgroup.org/. Just click on the E-giving link at the bottomleft-hand corner, choose the appropriate payment method, and then choose “The Annapolis Project-Scott Ancarrow” in the first drop-down list. For your convenience, we can also assist you in setting up a monthly EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) from your account to “The Orchard Group”.
If that cannot work, consider making a one-time gift. You may also do this at www.orchardgroup.org Folks from Northview Christian Chruch that are seeking to give this way may give at a special offering on October 17.
If neither works, but you feel like your church may be open to discussing how they may partner with church planting, please contact me so that I may set up a way to contact your or them.
3.PARTNERS IN MISSIONS - Over the next few years, we are seeking individuals who would view our transition as an opportunity to possibly make the same move, thus helping us launch our church with a strong team of devoted members who want to love their city. If you want to live for the glory of God, and seek the good of man, and the welfare of the city, perhaps consider doing so in a place where the love of Christ may not be readily known. If you're considering this, please contact me to set up a time to discuss it further. FYI: As time approaches, there will also be short-term mission opportunities...