Pray, Sow, and Harvest your seed money and bring the increase God provides back at the end of the summer, 8/27!
What is the Faithraiser?
All three Michigan New Day Campuses, Nichols, Vine and Vandalia, joined together at the Vision Day and received money from the church in seed packets--$10, $20 or $40. (If you didn't get one, ask Pastor Cameron, Pastor Mark, Pastor Anthony or Marilee Menser asap! We still have some left!)
The challenge is this: Pray, Sow, and Harvest!
PRAY: Ask God how He would have you grow the gift you’ve been given.
SOW: Act on what He leads you to do over the summer.
HARVEST: Bring the testimony of God’s work and any return you’ve made to the church, and come hear what God has done on 8/27 at our joint service at Bair Lake camp.
Why are we doing this?
God has challenged us as a church to seek to grow our faith and our capacity to believe in His ability to do more in and through our lives. This Faithraiser is exactly that: a stretching way to take a risk, sow what we have, and see God step in to bring the harvest. The money raised is a secondary goal; there isn’t a specific public goal for the funds at this time because the focus is growing our faith. The leadership of New Day is prayerfully exploring ways to use the collective funds we all raise, and looks forward to sharing more as God clarifies to us how we will steward what He gives us.
The Yoders at the Vandalia Campus are running a concession stand at their local softball games! Their post said, "All proceeds go for our faithraiser at New Day!! We have a fun concession stand. Fresh grilled brats, homemade cookies, drinks and popcorn!"
Violet at New Day Nichols said: "For the faith-raiser, I pondered/ prayed about what I should do for a while. The only thing I kept going back to was making wreaths, which I have done in the past as a hobby and for gifts. I made 4 with the money I was given (I owned some supplies already)... I made 3 floral wreaths, and 1 mesh deco 4th of July wreath. (Not pictured, cause I forgot to take a picture of it before I sold it.)"
Carrie Miller from New Day Nichols said, "My kids and I discussed recording some original songs to sow seeds of creativity and to then sell to raise our faith and multiply our seed money. We are blessed to be joined by other worship team members who are excited about writing and recording, so we've begun our project and will have an album of seven songs to sell in August. We're excited to sow into musical creativity, to share our heart of worship, and we are hoping it will reap many blessings for our listeners!