“So we kicked off the whole campaign by giving away $40,000 to our people yesterday. … We began our first ever capital campaign by giving away roughly the equivalent of our 2007 weekly offering average. Every adult got an envelope with either $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100. And one participant in each of our five worship experiences actually received $1000.
The instructions were simple:
Take this money and use it to bless someone beyond yourself. You can’t give it back to the church. And let us know what you did with it.
We set up a site at www.blessbackproject.com for people to tell their stories, and they are pouring in indeed.”