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We Follow the One Who Gave It All

A look inside our fall CT Pastors issue on money and generosity.
We Follow the One Who Gave It All
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There’s nothing quite like being on the receiving end of another’s generosity. Like many churches, the small church plant I’m a part of faced numerous challenges during the initial pandemic shutdown and its aftermath. Chief among them: Our congregation was left “homeless.” The community center where we’d been meeting before the shutdown was no longer a viable option for us, so we began searching for a place to gather for Sunday worship. The process was discouraging as each potential door closed: too expensive, wouldn’t fit the facility’s schedule, and so on.

But then we experienced generosity.

Another local church opened its doors to us. They offered us a large room in which to meet—and they offered it completely free of charge. I still find myself smiling in wonder and gratitude at this congregation’s ongoing generosity. It speaks volumes about their vision and their values.

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