FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: IF WE ARE COMMITTING TO BEYOND BELIEF, HOW DOES THIS CHANGE MY TITHE AND ANY OF MY “OVER-AND-ABOVE” GIVING?
All tithing and over-and-above giving is rolled into a single, powerful funding engine. During this two-year period, every contribution to God through Beyond Belief is a contribution to expand God’s mission here at CCC. This means that our Core Ministry Fund, our missions work locally and globally, and our campus renovations will all be fueled through the Beyond Belief initiative. Every single dollar given within the next two years will fuel this life-changing mission!
Q: WHAT ARE YOU ASKING ME TO DO?
First and foremost, we are asking you to pray and seek God’s leading on what He is asking of you. Prepare your heart to hear Him, and then listen to what He says.
Engage in a Journey Group during this season, if you haven’t already. Spend time in personal reflection with God in the Beyond Belief workbook. Have great conversations with your spouse, your family, or others who are on this same journey as you.
Pray over what God would have you experience in this season. We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to gospel-centered generosity—whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow His leading.
Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. It is an awesome God we serve. He is moving in huge ways, and we anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective Beyond Belief commitments—something only God can do.
Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday on November 12, 2017, and prepare to experience a life-changing morning that will forever be remembered as a defining moment for our church and for our own faith.
Q: ARE THERE ADDITIONAL WAYS BESIDES CASH THAT I CAN GIVE MORE TOWARDS BEYOND BELIEF?
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards the Beyond Belief initiative. You might have some stocks, property, or even some stored resources that God has blessed you with and just might be calling you to give. Please let us know if you need assistance with facilitating gifts of property or stock, and we would be happy to help you. You can contact Doni Gregory at email@example.com to make a gift of this type.
Q: HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT?
We are asking that everyone make a two-year commitment, from December 2017 through December 2019. The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our First Big Give on Sunday, December 3, 2017, and will culminate in December 2019.
Q: WHAT IF I AM SEVERELY IN DEBT RIGHT NOW? AM I STILL SUPPOSED TO GIVE?
If you are someone currently seeking to make payments to pay off debt right now, we commend you for making progress on that, and you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you in this journey and/or to get you signed up for an upcoming Financial Peace University class. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Financial Peace University or if you would like to speak with a financial counselor. We would be honored to help.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER GIVEN TO CCC BEFORE?
The Beyond Belief generosity campaign was crafted specifically with you in mind. Beyond Belief is a one-fund generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving, thus creating two steps for people who aren’t yet giving. Beyond Belief is a call to sacrificial, gospel-centered generosity for absolutely everyone. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game with a committed sacrifice.
Q: WHAT IF I AM NEW AROUND HERE?
Beyond Belief is about the vision for our church and our personal discipleship in giving as followers of Jesus. We believe that the local church is the most compelling mission to give towards, and we would love for you to make CCC your home and join us in Beyond Belief. If you are ready for it, this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church. We want you to join in on this adventure of living out the mission God has for us.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVEN’T BEEN BAPTIZED YET?
We encourage you to take the next step in your spiritual journey and get baptized! Find out more about baptism and upcoming baptism dates by visiting the Next Steps area in the Atrium on Sundays or online at cccomaha.org/baptism.