GENEROSITY

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MISSIONS

Who Eleven Sixteen Supports

Our desire is to make the biggest impact possible, so we partner and financial support ministries and missionaries that go outside our church walls to share truth and love of Jesus Christ.

FULL CIRCLE REFUGE, INC.

www.fullcirclerefuge.org

Devon and Sun Harris and their team bring the Gospel to at-risk youth and juvenile offenders who are from various ethnic, religious and social backgrounds.. The mission is to prevent or reduce delinquency, reduce violence, and prevent/reduce gang involvement among at-risk youth. The organization has been serving communities throughout Georgia and South Carolina for over thirteen years.. How we partner? We financially give every month, pray for, and look for opportunities to serve alongside this ministry.

GOLDEN HARVEST FOOD BANK

www.goldenharvest.org

Golden Harvest Food Bank is a faith based, Christ-centered organization that provides quality food and other grocery products to those in need. How we partner? We financially give every month, take up food donations throughout the year, and some of our small groups regularly serve at Master’s Table Soup Kitchen downtown and Columbia County BackPack food for children.

MISSIONARIES: CHRIS & RACHEL CONLEY (S. AFRICA)

www.uwm.org

Chris and Rachel Conley are missionaries with United World Missionaries, and specifically serve through East Mountain School in South Africa. Their main focus is on equipping local leaders to transform and establish churches. How we partner? We financially give every month, pray for specific needs, and celebrate what Jesus is doing through email updates and when they visit the US. 

MISSIONARY: SAM JOHNSON (PUERTO RICO)

www.give.cru.org/0937425

Sam Johnson graduated from Liberty University and completed the ministry internship at Eleven Sixteen Church in 2017. He then joined CRU (Campus Crusaders for Christ) for a year-long mission trip to Puerto Rico and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. How we partner? We financially give every month, pray for specific needs, and celebrate what Jesus is doing through updates and visits back the US.

OPEN DOOR DISPENSATION

This ministry reaches the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of special needs children and their families. It was birthed out of Eleven Sixteen Church. It’s a local ministry in Augusta, GA is lead by Synita Kendrick who graduated from Southern Bible Seminary in 2013 and completed the ministry internship at Eleven Sixteen Church in 2016. How we partner? We financially give every month, pray for, and look for opportunities to serve alongside of this ministry.

STILL WATERS MINISTRY

www.stillcorp.com

Still Waters is a locally owned and operated CARF accredited behavioral health agency providing assessments and treatment for children and families. They offer hope and healing to families and individuals who are experiencing difficulties related to behavioral, psychological or emotional challenges, addictions and/or loss through professional counseling services. How we partner? Pray for and sponsor families for Christmas providing gifts for their children.

GIVING DISCIPLESHIP JOURNEY

Five Stages of Generosity Growth

The Rookie Giver

 This type of Giver is someone who decides to give for the first time.  Someone who decides to give something and trust God and the leaders of the Church with this gift.

2 CORINTHIANS 8:7-15

The Regular Giver

A Regular Giver is someone who decides to give something and to give it on a regular basis.  This often require planning, and sometimes this might be a reason for someone to setup reoccurring gifts online or to become disciplined with giving through regular envelopes or checks.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8

The Relative Giver

A Relative Giver is someone who is beginning to think about their giving in relation to their spendingtheir.  So for example, “Why am I giving more to AT&T than I am giving to God?  Should I be giving to God more than I give for my mortgage each month?”  This makes an intentional choice that reflects how they give in relation to other things they spend their money on.

 

LUKE 14:28-35

The Relational Giver

A Relational Giver is someone who begins to make CHANGES that COST them something in their lifestyle.  A Relational Giver begins to ask the question, “Am I giving in a way that changes me?  Am I giving in a way that is offering up to God that which costs me something of myself?  Am I giving in a way that causes my lifestyle to be different to reflect the heart of Christ?”

 

2 SAMUEL 24:18-25

The Radical Giver

A Radical Giver is someone who is thinking about the longer tail of generosity rather than just the shorter term of month-to-month generosity or even year-to-year. A Radical Giver makes decisions in the short term that have longer term effects as it relates to their generosity capacity. They think of what home they buy, what car they purchase, how much savings they choose to keep, all in relation to their generosity capacity. A Radical Giver is no longer asking the question, “God, how much are you asking me to give?” Instead they ask ‘How much should I keep?”

 

1 TIMOTHY 6:6-19