The worship of the willing
STEPS is a joint enterprise, a kingdom adventure, something out of the ordinary, something so big we are compelled to STEP out in faith with a sacrificial one-off act of generosity. It is not the regular giving of church members but a single offering for a major project - which, in 2023, is to do with Vineyard House.
The last time we did this was in 2019 (also for Vineyard House). This time the compelling reason is Freedom. Freedom to respond to opportunities, to make choices, to work on our own timeline - without having to service a mortgage during a time of ever-increasing interest rates. By paying down the mortgage debt we will be better able to get on with what we think God has called us to as a church: building a house of compassion, a hub for ministry, a venue to feed the poor and serve the community – a place where the good news of Jesus takes practical shape – not just for tomorrow but for decades to come.
At Sunday Gathering on 26 March 2023 we launched STEPS 2023 - the worship of the willing. We invite people to pray and listen to the Spirit's urging and then give willingly and joyfully.
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At Sunday Gathering on 2 April 2023 (Palm Sunday) - we bring our pledges and our gifts as an act of worship.
At Sunday Gathering 16 April 2023 - we declare the Lord's generosity and announce the results.