FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
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1] What are you asking me to do?
First and foremost we are asking that you 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. Talk with your spouse and your family about what this commitment will mean for this next exciting season of your lives. Also, if you aren’t involved in a Rooted Group, we ask that you engage in one during this season.
We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to become devoted in your generosity, whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow His leading…nothing more, nothing less.
Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. It is an awesome God we serve! He is going to show up in huge ways and we anticipate a significant impact from our collective IN commitments. Submit your IN Commitment as God leads.
2] Are there additional ways besides cash that I can give?
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards this initiative. You might have some stocks, property, or other items of that nature. Or you may have some stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that he just might be calling you to give out of during this time. Please contact Michael Bailey at Michael.Bailey@TheRefineryCC.com if you would like to discuss this opportunity more specifically.
3] How long is my commitment?
We are asking that everyone make a commitment to span our 2 year IN Initiative and beyond if you feel so led. The fulfillment period for your commitment began with our First Big Give the weekend of May 14 & 15, 2016 and will culminate in May 2018.
4] What if I don’t have a job right now? What does that mean for my IN commitment?
IN is about your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to God’s mission at The Refinery. We believe that God calls us to action both in times of hardship and in times of abundance, and that looks different for every person. IN is about a heart change – one that is only accomplished by surrendering our lives completely to God in the area of giving. It is a journey of trust, believing that God knows your circumstances and will provide. We would like 100% of us to be part of IN so that we can all be supporting, loving, encouraging, and praying for one another through this spiritually-stretching season at The Refinery.
5] What if I am severely in debt right now? Am I supposed to give?
If you are currently seeking to pay off debt, we commend you for that. And you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you on that journey and/or recommend a budgeting class that might help you. Being in debt, however, does not have to prevent someone from giving. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you, so it can be our joy and privilege to give at all times. Please contact us if you need assistance with a plan to get out of debt, or wish to speak to a budgeting counselor. We would be honored to help: Michael.Bailey@TheRefineryCC.com.
6] What if I have never given to The Refinery Christian Church before?
IN was designed specifically with you in mind. IN is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional giving campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving – creating TWO steps for people who aren’t yet giving. IN is a call to sacrificial, gospel centered generosity for absolutely everyone at The Refinery. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game and commit to the work God is doing. We really hope you will.
7] What if I am new to The Refinery Christian Church?
IN is about the vision for our church. We would really love for you to make The Refinery your home and join IN with us. If you are ready for it, this is the perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church. We need you on the team!