the greatest gift
The Greatest Gift is our annual above and beyond offering. During the rush of the holiday season may our Greatest Gift be to the One who paid it all for us- Jesus Christ. We ask you and your family to prayerfully consider how you might partner with us in bringing your Greatest Gift on, December 13th.
Your offering given on December 13th, will be for three areas:
“For the Health of the House”
From weekly gatherings for kids, students and adults to the hosting of special projects like the Shared Learning Center this Fall, our building and land which makes up the Lord’s house at Cedarcrest are both a physical and spiritual blessing. We believe that God has more for us in the years to come as we look to launch the Discipleship School. This year, the Greatest Gift will help us pay it forward. As we continue to pay down early on our building loan we are freeing up future funds for the work of ministry.
“We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the Lord each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.”…. “We will not neglect the house of our God.” Nehemiah 10:35, 39
“To be the hands and feet of Jesus”
Cedarcrest is in the unique geographical position of being at the intersection of 4 major counties. Our goal has always been to make a positive kingdom impact in the geographic location where God has planted us. We have seen people come to know Jesus, fed thousands, and seen miraculous provision for individuals. This year the Greatest Gift will help us continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus within our community.
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
“So that all may know”
Being on mission is not a destination but a way of life for followers of Jesus. We believe that living this out is the call of God on us. At Cedarcrest Church, our heart is that everyone would have an opportunity to hear the message of Jesus Christ and respond to His invitation of relationship. We continue to look toward nations like Myanmar, which have people groups who have never heard the good news of Jesus. This year, the Greatest Gift will help us support work among unreached peoples in the nations of the earth.