by Pastor Kelvin Smith
Thank you for twenty-one wonderful, amazing years of ministry at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte! Whether you have been here from day one, or have just recently joined our family, together we are making tremendous impact locally and globally in advancing the Kingdom of God!
On the global front, we have several examples of your generous support and prayers. Together we are planting churches around the world. To show unity with us, two new congregations have chosen to name their churches Steele Creek Church of Nigeria, and Steele Creek Church of Titanyen, Haiti.
You have contributed to providing clean water around the world, most recently in South Sudan with Tommy Zurowski, and among a large Pygmy tribe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Justin Wren.
Locally, in addition to giving faithfully to reduce our building loan, you have also given nearly $10,000 to support our own youth Mission Week and camp.
Your generosity is changing lives!
Each year on our anniversary, I ask the church to bring a generous thank offering to honor God for His faithfulness to us – as did the Israelites of old.
This year we will, once again, be taking an anniversary offering. There will only be one offering taken this Sunday on September 11. From it, we will first set aside the usual amount for our church budget and our normal principal loan payment. Anything over and above that will be used for new playground equipment for our beautiful children, to complete our sports facility in the back of our property (already MUCH in use by our neighbors and church kids), and hopefully, for a new, greatly needed church sign on Arrowood Road.
Thank you for prayerfully considering what you will give on this Anniversary Sunday! In the next four months, we will be making a concerted effort to guide our leaders as they continue to set apart ministry teams and serving leaders to fulfill our mandate of being and making disciples, globally and locally.
To God be the glory; great things He has done!