One time a year we bring a special offering.
As individuals, couples, and families, we come together to bring a gift that will outlast us and leave a legacy for future generations. We can do more together than we can individually. This is our opportunity to make a huge impact here in Spokane and throughout the world.
Already we have accomplished a lot in 2017 together. Here are some of the highlights:
566 people made decisions for Christ in our Sunday services alone!
Through the merger with New Life, Sun City Church is now worshipping in a beautiful 54,000 square foot facility right in the middle of Spokane Valley. God has answered our prayers for a building and set us up for incredible reach into our city.
64 people have been baptized.
More than 294 people currently attend one of our 43 small groups (not including our Sun City Kids).
241 people are currently serving on the Dream Team.
Our involvement with local ministries that serve the needy continues to increase with efforts such as Serve Day and our outreach small groups.
We were able to sponsor a Sun City Church room at the Union Gospel Mission Crisis Shelter for Women and Children. This room is completely furnished to host a mother with children who have become homeless.
We supplied more than 300 backpacks and sets of school supplies to our local school districts.
Through our Gifts of Hope campaign, we are providing more than 200 children with gifts to celebrate the holidays.
Through ARC (our church planting network) we were able to play a part in planting 120 new life-giving churches around the world. We are already working with new church planters who are preparing to launch in 2018.
Our connection to our overseas missionaries Brent and Virginia Earwicker is growing stronger We brought our first international missions team there in June to minister on the Islands of Lake Victoria. The Earwickers will be with us this winter as well.
Even though we’ve accomplished so much this year, God has stirred us with vision for the days to come. It is with a spirit of faith and anticipation that we invite you to pray about how you can be involved in our Legacy offering.
This offering will allow us to make a huge impact in the following strategic opportunities:
Locally – There are ministry partners that need support as they minister to the needy in Spokane. Specifically, we’ve decided to focus on our ministry partners who serve the homeless, hungry and at-risk children. This is a very special opportunity for us and we believe that it rests close to the heart of God.
Nationally –We want to continue to invest in planting more churches through ARC. In total we have been able to give more than $25,000 towards planting new churches and we believe that God has called us to continue investing in this ministry. We are convinced that there is no greater investment than planting a life-giving local church that has a heart to give to missions and will in turn invest in planting other churches.
- Internationally – Through our partnership with Bold Ventures (the Earwickers), we are investing in the recruitment, training and sending of indigenous church planters to reach people groups that are currently unreached with the gospel. God calls us to “go into all the world” and this is a way that we can all respond to that call.
- Sun City Church – We believe that God is leading us to launch a “Church Online” experience this year. The opportunity to serve and reach people using video technology is growing more accessible every day and we believe God has led us to bring our services online to maximize our reach with the gospel.
This is what our upcoming Legacy Offering is all about: impacting the lives of people in Spokane, our nation and throughout the world. Together, once a year, we will bring a special offering – one that requires sacrifice and one that builds a legacy for future generations. This offering will enable us to take a giant leap forward in fulfilling the big opportunities God has placed before us.
We are asking everyone who is a supporter of our church - everyone whose life has been blessed by God through our ministry to join with us in this God-honoring dream. We are not asking you to invest in what we are already doing, but in what we could do.
Rather than several small asks throughout the year, every December we will dedicate one offering in order to meet these strategic needs. This year’s Legacy Offering will be on Sunday, December 3rd. You can give in service, through the mail, through our mobile app or online at suncitychurch.com/give.
As always, all we ask you to do is pray, and as God provides, do what’s in your heart. Paul said, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
We are honored to join with you in this. Together we’re making a difference that will leave a legacy for generations to come.
You can give online here, by mailing a donation to 10920 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, or by giving in person at either our 9:15 or 11am service on December 3rd