The disciples experienced the love of Jesus, were
empowered by Jesus to do what He did, and the kingdom of God expanded! Luke 10
Friends, I am amazed at your love for Jesus and partnership in the Gospel! Your holistic generosity made an incredible kingdom expanding impact over the past two years. Yet, the journey is not over. In a sense, it is just beginning. Welcome to Join the Journey 2.0! You will still experience the love of Jesus. You will still see God’s people being empowered. You will still witness God’s kingdom expanding. Yet, JTJ 2.0 will focus on the next steps of our journey. We need more leaders for Journey Groups and future church plants. We need all of God’s people to be discipled within our congregation. No one will be left behind. There is much more work to be done by the power of God’s Spirit! Please read on for some of the specifics. For a more complete picture and additional details be sure to visit our website at www.cglcs.org. Please pray about how Jesus is calling you to be generous toward His mission at CGLCS. I can’t wait to see what Jesus does through us over the next two years! In Christ, Pastor Tim Ahlman
Experience We are a united
Past 2 years of Experience Improvements here at Christ’s Greenfield*:
church on mission to expand God’s kingdom. Our kingdom
expansion is catalyzed
and mobilized by our
experience with the risen Jesus in the past, present and future.
* For more Experience Improvements and additional details be sure to visit our website at www.cglcs.org.
Life Center Worship Expansion and Courtyard Remodel
Air Conditioning Enhancement through centrally School Classroom Space controlled Wi-Fi enabled Professional Portable thermostats A/V System Concordia Seminary Church Office and St. Louis Vicarage Lobby Remodel Program “In House” Video Production Equipment
Future 2 year Experience Improvements*:
Life Center Expansion - for growing contemporary services
Parking Lot Remodel / Resurface – adding 65 more spaces with more accessibility.
Key Infrastructure: maintaining and upgrading 58 aging AC units, roofing, phone system, storage areas.
Modular Classroom Space – used for potential East Valley High School and Bible Studies.
Safety Enhancements – Keyless entry, camera systems and enhanced check-in systems to keep our children safe.
Remodeling / Modernizing Existing Spaces – bathrooms, nursery and Journey Center to enhance both usability and visitor comfort.
Technology Investments – Video Live Streaming
Sanctuary Remodel - will allow for multiple styles of worship at the same service.
Funds for the next two years will also support some of CGLCS’s other key business and operational objectives:
Ensuring all ministry workers are paid fair and competitive wages. Enhancements to operations team staffing to support both the Church and School. Additional funding to enhance CGLCS’s debt service capacity.
Over the last 2 years of Empowerment Growth here at Christ’s Greenfield, Jesus has accomplished so much through us*:
Empower Because we are empowered by the Holy Spirit, God equips us to do immeasurably more than we can ever imagine. We grow in
Journey Groups (16 thriving groups)
Vacation Bible School
Refresh Jr High youth group and confirmation experiences
faith and assurance of
has given us.
Middle School Classroom Expansion
How we see Jesus leading Empowerment Growth here over the next 2 years*:
His faithfulness and the purpose that He
LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana (37 high school youth and 8 adults)
Journey Groups - start at least 10 more Journey Groups in the next year.
Empower more ‘vicars’ to become future pastors to bless the CGLCS community, start new churches in the valley, and bless the wider church.
Leadership Training - Expand leadership training for all church and school leadership, including staff, Journey Group Leaders, youth ministry small group leaders and Agape Kids teachers and directors.
Clarify our discipleship and leadership path; that as people dive into God’s Word, discovering their gifts, they feel equipped and confident to serve and lead others.
Continue to give our junior high and high school student’s excellent opportunities to be equipped to serve and lead. Youth band, student leadership training and Wednesday night small groups are all growing! * For more Empowerment Growth and additional details be sure to visit our website at www.cglcs.org.
Expand As we experience God’s love, and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve and share the Gospel, the kingdom of God
Glory to God for these Expansion Efforts over the past 2 years*:
Pow-Wow Produce On Wheels Without Waste
ASU Lutheran Campus Ministry
expands! Jesus has moved in and through Christ’s Greenfield in mighty ways.
LCMS World Missions in Peru - Rev. Joshua Gale
How we envision God’s Expansion Efforts over the next 2 years*:
La Mesa - expand La Mesa’s ministry to include educational training, intentional discipleship, and daily showers for the homeless and working poor in Mesa.
“Table” Ministry - birth a second “Table” ministry called “Tempe Table” on Thursday evenings to include homeless, college kids, and members from church.”
Life Together Trips - celebrate life together trips with many more families in Lima, Peru and financially support the replication of Castillo Fuerte Mercy Houses all over Lima to care for children in need.
International Missions - launch more international mission trips to help in tangible and lasting Gospel centered ways.
“Open Table” - form our first “Open Table” of * For more Expansion Efforts and additional details be sure volunteers helping individuals and families re-build their lives as we journey with them for to visit our website at one hour a week for a whole year. www.cglcs.org. East Valley Lutheran High School - baseline analysis and feasibility underway to determine next steps.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis – support the seminary with funding to raise up more pastors.
Raising Our Level Of Generosity Everyone at Christâ€™s Greenfield Lutheran Church and School is encouraged to generously Join the Journey 2.0. Everyone will need to pray and discern what sacrificial giving looks like for them. Here are a few things to consider. Prayerfully consider making pledges that will allow you to climb the generosity ladder. Our goal will be for every member at CGLCS to climb at least one rung. Consider your current generosity and then add your expanded, sacrificial generosity toward the 3E Journey in order to help you make your two-year commitment. Many of us also have the ability to give from accumulated resources. These are the blessings that Jesus has given that are called to be used to invite more and more to join their journey with Jesus. Stored resources could include a savings account, valuables, stocks or property to sell.
Generosity Ladder Responding to Godâ€™s call to a generous life, I (we) commit to the best of my (our) ability to Join the Journey 2.0 to a more generous lifestyle.
Sacrificial I commit to Join the Journey 2.0 by giving beyond my tithe.
Tithing I commit to Join the Journey 2.0 by giving 10% of my income.
Intentional I commit to Join the Journey 2.0 by giving consistently but less than 10% of my income.
Occasional I commit to Join the Journey 2.0 by giving occasionally.
First Time I commit to Join the Journey 2.0 for the first time.
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