Dear Friends and Family of Mars Hill,
I'm grateful for the many leaders God has called to serve his church. We have lots of excellent, humble teachers, and today many of them will be preaching at Mars Hill. Our lead pastors are in the pulpit to preach a mission and vision sermon for 2013 from the great book of Jeremiah to give a preview for what God has in store for our local churches next year.
Today is also the last Sunday of the year, and tomorrow is your final opportunity to give in 2012. If you haven't made your year-end gift, now is the time.
This is a reminder not only for our church family, but also for our friends and extended family listening in from all across the world. If you’ve been blessed by the ministry of Mars Hill Church, we’d be grateful and honored to have you participate with us on the mission Jesus has given us to make disciples and plant churches around the globe.
God has provided a tremendous opportunity. We want to make the most of it, and we want to invite others to be a part of it. Here are three ways in particular you can help out:
Any and all of these actions would be tremendously helpful to our ministry and our church as we plan out the year ahead.
I encourage you to prayerfully consider what God might be calling you to do. For a long time now, Grace and I have prayed that God would allow us to give more each year than the year before. He has been faithful to answer that prayer every time, and we have learned much and grown much through the process.
For all who have given faithfully in 2012, thank you! By God's grace it has been the most fruitful year in the history of our church, and I can't wait to see what Jesus has in store for us next.
Happy New Year!