Casey Norkett is the Missions Pastor at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Casey shares how Hickory Grove has used the Plus 1 Missions Challenge to not only fund local and global outreach, but create deeper engagement in other important ways.
Casey Norkett, the Missions Pastor at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares how Hickory Grove has become an overwhelmingly generous to missionaries and ministries around the world. That’s all possible because of the commitment the church members have to giving above and beyond their regular tithes to help fund this outreach. And it all started with what the church calls the “Plus 1 Missions Challenge.”
First, a little extra can go a long way. As members commit to giving just 1% more of their income, they see lives changed and the church grows. And this continues to bring in more giving and more impact. It’s exponential.
Second, for this type of approach to work, the local church must also provide opportunities for those giving to pray and serve.
And finally, it’s critical to put a name and a face with what people are giving to. Let them see the impact and even become a part of it. Otherwise, missions just becomes a line item in the budget.
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