Last week we got word that we are officially a 501(c)3 Non-Profit! Woohoo!! And we even got our own bank account…
Now, we know what you’re thinking, “they grow up so fast”… And that’s exactly what we want to talk to you about today. We have grown. so. fast. And we want to keep growing. But we need your help…
#SpoilerAlert, we’re gonna ask you to give to Uncommon [good]. But hang in there, cause it is so worth the read!
an uncommon [dream]
It’s been almost a year! Almost a year since the day we gathered people together to begin telling them about this Uncommon [dream]. A dream that God had planted in our hearts long ago. A dream to “do church” differently.
Throughout our years in traditional church ministry we became painfully aware that the current way we “do church” isn’t working. That there’s an ever-widening gap between church and culture – between people who go to church and people who simply won’t. And many won’t go to church because they’ve been told [overtly or subtly] that they don’t belong there. They believe that the church has nothing to offer them and that, by extension, Jesus has nothing to offer them.
We believe they’re wrong.
We believe that Jesus has this crazy proposition where He offers people LIFE – honest to goodness, real, fully-alive LIFE. But most people won’t ever experience this life because they don’t believe the church has anything to offer them. This is tragic. But it is in to this exact space that God has called Uncommon [good]. To build a bridge between church and culture; between people who believe they don’t belong and a God who desperately wants them to know that they ab-so-lute-ly do.
This is important work. And we need your help!
Way back in November, we invited you to be a part of something that didn’t yet exist. To be a part of the birth of something new. And this new thing is actually a really old concept where we leave the walls of the church and bring the life-giving, community-loving reality of Jesus to the streets – to the people.
We asked you to support hopes and dreams. We invited you to give towards a vision that didn’t actually exist. But now – nearly a year later – we can share stories of how Uncommon [good] is changing lives and impacting communities.
We need you to keep this Uncommon [dream] alive because here’s the thing…
At parks [with tacos and beer in hand] people are connecting with our Uncommon [community] who never felt they had a place in church.
At wineries, we are having conversations about the real nitty gritty of faith and doubt in a setting where it becomes okay to be honest about our faith… [the wine helps]
In homes, people who had never been in a Bible study sat with some who had, and got real about their faith and obstacles to faith.
Families in crisis are being embraced and supported by an Uncommon [community] that has been built over this last year at those same parks and wineries and living rooms.
This is because of you. Because of your commitment to Uncommon [good] – because you show up. Because you give – people are experiencing the life and the community and the freedom that Jesus offers – in Uncommon ways.
And in the next couple of months, we want to do even more. We have an ambitious goal to bring all of this goodness in the form of a weekly gathering by this October. Which means renting space and keeping momentum while we pursue the full vision of Uncommon [good].
But here’s the thing – it will only continue if you decide to help. Thanks to your generosity all those months ago [seriously, THANK YOU!], we raised enough funds for the first year within a few weeks. But there’s so much more that God has in store for Uncommon [good]! And we will only grow into the FULL vision that God has for our community if you choose to give. Truly – we need you!
Be a part of this movement that says you belong before you believe – Be a part of imagining church in a new way – Be a part of reshaping the Gospel for future generations – Be a part of Uncommon [good].
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We also accept donations through our partner organization, Gateway Leadership Initiative.
need more convincing?
You may be wondering, “so, where is all of this headed? What is this full visionyou’re talking about?” Well, check out this document that lays it all out…
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then watch this video to get a taste of all the goodness… [in case you missed it]
went to wine and words?
Thank you so much for making it an awesome night! We have a recap video in the works, so stay tuned on social media. If you simply CAN’T wait, go check out our Facebook page for some pics and a hilarious video.
you are loved
you are valued