We are for Coweta families, couples, singles, students, and children. We are for Newnan, Senoia, Sharpsburg, and all of the great cities in our county. We are for Coweta. The reason we are for the people in our county is because God is for them. The most famous verse in the Bible clearly states this: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but will have eternal life.”
We simply want to share the news with the people in our county that God is for them, and we are too. Our desire is to continute to create a church where you will want to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to experience this life-changing truth.
This website is designed to inform and invite you to join us in this journey. Make sure to scroll down to see how you can be a part of what Jesus is building here. Together, we will share the best news anyone will ever hear: God is with you and God is for you.
You may be able to use some of the ideas below to help you think creatively about your giving!
PRAYER…prayer starts it all. Nothing prepares our heart to respond to God like seeking His heart through prayer. Don’t rush this process. The longer you pray, “God show me how to give,” the more ways God will show you.
PROPORTIONAL…it is not about quantity; it is about faith and sacrifice. One of the guiding principles behind this opportunity is “equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.” All giving in the Bible was proportional because God has given us different amounts of resources. God is interested in our hearts, not our amounts.
PLEASING…it is about seeking a commitment decision that is pleasing to God. For most of us, it is easy to find what is pleasing to us. But to find what is pleasing to God, we’ll have to struggle and stretch our faith through prayer and the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Here are a few questions to help determine if your planned giving amount is pleasing to God:
1) Does this amount really require me to trust God?
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)
2) Does this amount show I value my hope of eternal reward more than material things on earth?
“Use your money to do good…always being ready…By doing this you will be storing up real treasure for yourself in heaven – it is the only safe investment for eternity!” 1 Timothy 6:19 (TLB)
3) Does this amount represent a genuine sacrifice?
“I will not sacrifice to my God an offering that costs me nothing!” 2 Samuel 24:24
4) Does this amount express the level of thanksgiving I have for how Christ and His church has blessed my life and my family?
“With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord.” Psalm 54:6 (RSV)
PEACE…God will grant us a peace that “passes all understanding” through the knowledge that we have made a prayerful and proportional giving commitment that is pleasing to Him.
If you’ll sincerely go through the 4 P’s, you’ll most likely be able to arrive at a specific amount to give. The amount will almost always be larger than the first number that popped into your mind since it will be a step of faith.
REDIRECT PRESENT EXPENDITURES
Often we have short-term expenditures or loans for special needs such as a car loan or a child’s college expenses. Once these loans are paid or expenses end, cash flow is freed up that can be redirected to Southside Chapter Two.
INCREASE GIVING WITH INCREASED INCOME
Sometimes we know of bonuses or raises that we will receive over the next year. Families can decide to delay increasing their lifestyle and committing the increased income to this opportunity.
There are some incredible tax advantages to giving appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.
You can mail them to:
ATTN: Chapter Two
777 Robinson Rd.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
*If you utilize your bank’s online billpay system, you will also want to make sure you edit your record to include “Chapter Two” on your memo line.
Through your already generous giving and our stewardship team’s financial wisdom, we currently have over $2 million saved for this project. Our goal for Chapter Two is to have cards totaling another $1 million in anticipated giving, leaving us with less than $3 million in debt service. We are hopeful that this debt would be able to be payed down by the end of 2018.
If you have any additional questions that are not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southside Church Newnan is located at 1821 Highway 34 East in Newnan, right off I-85. The property is adjacent to the Delta Community Credit Union and Summit YMCA Healthplex on Highway 34.
View our main website at www.southside.org to view messages and learn more about how you can get involved.