Find A Life Group

January, 2019 Starts the Next Session of Resurrection Life Group Ministry

Watch the bulletin for sign-up dates.

We offer Life Groups for adults in many Stages of Life


  • Life Group #1 Stage of Life: Empty Nesters Meeting day: Tues/Thur Alternating 6:00PM Location: St. Louis Leaders: Steve & Sue Carlson Host: Larry and Nancy Midlam


  • Life Group #2 Stage of Life: All Ages Meeting day: Mon 6:00PM
    Location: St. Louis Leaders: Tim & Cori Hagoort Host Dennis and Julie Angell


  • Life Group #3 Stage of Life: Couples/Young Families Meeting day: Fri 7:00PM Location: At Church Leaders: Toby & Ashley Pickelmann Childcare provided


  • Life Group #4 Stage of Life: Parents of Teens Meeting day: Mon 7:30 PM
    Location: Alma Leaders: Jeremy & Brandy Moravy Host: Adan and Christin Cabrera


  • Life Group #5 Stage of Life: All Ages Meeting day: Tues 7:00 PM
    Location: Ashley Leaders: Roger & Marsha Numerich

 

RLC Kids

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Every Sunday morning RLC Kids is open for children in the community. RLC Kids is the place to be for Children in Mid-Michigan

  • Creation Kids (Nursery): For children age newborn through 1 year. It meets both physical and spiritual needs of toddlers through singing, teaching, and playing.

  • Little Beacons: For children age 2 – 4. Combines singing, playing, and teaching to develop godly character.

  • Promise Seekers: For children age 5 – 1st grade. Includes singing,teaching, and lots of fun! Our goal is to equip children with the fundamental truths of God’s Word.

  • Extreame Diciples: For children in 2nd – 6th grade. Combines fun activities and sound teaching from the Word of God.

 

We want our children to know and experience that God is real, He is always on their side, and it’s fun to be a Christian.



Encounter Youth

    The Encounter Youth Program at Resurrection Life Church is a powerful ministry for Gratiot County’s High School and Middle School students. Students attending Encounter youth are encouraged to Encounter God, Follow God and Share God with others.

    Students 7th-12th Grade meet Sunday night from 6:00 PM-8: 00 PM in the Encounter game room and lounge here at Resurrection Life Church for weekly youth ministry. The whole first half hour is dedicated to hangout, allowing students to have a constant outlet for positive Christian influences and opportunities to grow spiritually. At 6:30 the programmed part of the night begins led by Youth Pastor Steve Dillbeck. Students lead a large part of the evening from praise and worship to small groups and other activities.

    The Encounter Youth Team supports students in their Christian walk through facilitating youth gatherings, special events, small groups and more.

    Womens Ministry

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    Women’s Ministry is an opportunity to touch the lives of women by the power of Jesus Christ. To support women in their relationship with God so that through spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling, and teaching one another, we might experience the freedom to become all that God intends us to be. This exciting ministry touches the lives of women in varied and creative ways. It is our goal to reach beyond comfort zones to embrace women of all ages, race, professions and social standings to build an environment for women to connect with women and feel God’s love in a very real way.


    Forge Men's Ministry

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    Forge Men's Ministry is a ministry for men of all ages and backgrounds who are being shaped by God into the men they want to be, so they can live the life they are born to live. Forge meets every other Thursday at 7:00 pm here at Resurrection Life Church.

    Proverbs 26:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend

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    The Men’s Ministry at Resurrection Life Church is passionate about raising up godly men, helping them become the best they can be as fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, friends, employers, employees or whatever role they may find themselves in. The men meet regularly for Bible study and times of fellowship here at the church and off-site. Events are scheduled throughout the year that gives men the opportunity to seek God and grow together. 

    Believers School of Excellence

    Believers School of Excellence has returned and we are getting back to our roots.

    Foundations for Christain Growth; the original textbook, is back. Teachers from the original BSE are back, and the connection with God is stronger than ever.

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 is our starting date, and we will meet every Wednesday following, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, for 13 weeks.

    Life Groups

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    [ FIND A LIFE GROUP ] [ SERMON HANDOUTS ]

    Resurrection Life Group Ministry
    Living Life Together!

    We invite you to join a Life Group!Resurrection Life Group Ministry
    Individuals and couples from Resurrection Life Church and the community meet once a week in homes around the area.

    The groups are designed to promote:

    • Personal Encouragement
    • Relational Connection
    • Evangelism/Outreach
    • Mentoring and Getting Biblical Answers To Real Life Questions

    Hebrews 10:24-25

    And let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

    Acts 2:42-47

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

    Resurrection Life Group Ministry exists to help people develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships that facilitate personal growth in living the life they are born to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    Resurrection Life Group ministry is one of the most important ways to begin growth and continue growing as a Christian.  These groups provide a place for people to have fellowship, develop close relationships and to learn and grow. They also help non-Christians learn more about what it means to be a Christian.

    Becoming a part of a Life Group is critical in the process of discipleship because it’s a foundational place where we can share Christian love with one another in practical ways and learn about the Bible.  It’s also a place that offers an ideal environment to develop deeper friendships.

    1. What is Life Group?

    A Life Group is a home fellowship made up of 10-16 people who meet weekly to share, study and support one another. A trained leader and host lead each group. An average meeting lasts for an hour and a half, followed by light refreshments.

    2. How important are Life Groups?

    Here at Resurrection Life Church Life Groups are the hub of our ministry. They're the place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent.

    3. When and where do Life Groups meet?

    Life Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout Gratiot County and beyond. Most evening groups meet 7-9 pm. The daytime groups meeting times vary.

    4. How long do Life Groups last?

    Each Life Group session lasts 9 to 11 weeks. We have Fall, Winter & Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Life Groups do not meet formally mid-June through August although they are encouraged to continue in relationship by sharing meals and summer activities.

    5. What is the required commitment?

    Joining a Life Group requires a 9 to 11 week commitment to attend weekly meetings. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. You have the first three weeks to attend the group to make sure it's a good fit for you.

    6. What will we study?

    Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend's message. These "sermon-based" Life Groups are built on a group discussion about Sunday’s message. A brief video of Pastor Rick sharing a snapshot nugget from the message will be viewed. The Life Group leader will then facilitate a discussion about the message.

    7. What does it cost?

    Few things in life are free and Life Groups are no exception! The cost of Life Groups is the cost of commitment. During the first meeting, each group will complete a "covenant" together. Part of that commitment is the promise to attend each week and to attend the quarterly church-wide fellowship and do one service project for the year. You have the first three weeks to decide if your group is a good fit for you.

    When you join a Life Group, you're promising to attend each week. It's this commitment that makes Life Groups work. We realize it's a big commitment, but it only lasts for 9 - 11 weeks. At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of recommitting for another quarter, trying a new group, or taking a break from Life Groups altogether.

    8. What about child care?

    Life Groups are for adults only. (Exceptions can be made for nursing newborns, up to six months.)

    For most groups we leave it up to each family to work out their own childcare with the exception of our young families group. The young families group meets at the church and offers free childcare.

    For groups meeting in homes it often works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose Life Group meets on a different evening.

    9. How do I choose a Life Group?

    When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on its leader-host team and Station-in-Life (common stage in life), rather than its location. Life Groups do best when members share a common Station-in-Life and other interests with their leaders, hosts, and other group members. In the end, you'll find it's worth the drive!

    Our groups are divided in the following Station-in-Life (stage of life) groupings:
    1. Newcomer’s
    2. Singles
    3. Young Married’s
    4. Young Families
    5. Parents of Children K-6
    6. Parents of Teens
    7. Empty Nest
    8. Senior Adults
    9. Young Adults
    10. Inter-generational groups (General)

    Remember, these Station-in-Life groupings are meant to help you self-select an appropriate group for you. They are not intended to box you in.

    If you have any questions (especially if you are new to Resurrection Life Church), please don't hesitate to call the church, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don't worry, you'll find it!

    10. How do I sign up for a Life Group?

    Before each Life Group quarter begins there are three ways to sign up for a group - online, at our weekend service, or by calling the church office. During the weekend service, Life Group leaders are available at the sign-up tables to help you choose a group and answer any questions. There are three sign-up weekends before the beginning of our Fall Quarter in September, and two sign-up weekends before our Winter Quarter in January and our Spring Quarter in April.

    11. Are there Life Groups for teenagers?

    Yes, Encounter Youth Ministry will offer small groups for students.

     

    Prayer

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    Resurrection Life Church is a house of prayer. Prayer is centric between God and man. A specialized team of prayer warriors is in place to intercede for real life situations and needs.

    The Prayer team of Resurrection Life Church is made up of highly trained believers, ready and willing to stand in the prayer of agreement with anyone in need. Following Sunday morning church services the Alter Prayer team is stationed at the front of the Sanctuary. The Alter Prayer team is often called on by Pastor Lopez to pray for individuals and families during alter calls and emergency prayer hotline calls.

    Another extension of the Prayer team is handling all prayer requests made via prayer request cards and calls to the church office. This team of intercessors partner together in faith to see God do miracles.

    Prayer is not only necessary for the survival of individual believers, it is essential for the church as well. Prayer is the heartbeat that keeps the blood flowing through the church system.

    Need Prayer?

    Events

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    Read Scripture

    Read Scripture

    Make reading the Bible in one year possible and fun. Visual storytelling meets the Bible. Join Pastor Rick in reading the Bible in a year using The Bible Project's "Read Scripture" App. You can start by downloading the App available in Google Play Store and in App Store or go to thebibleproject.com and get started today.

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    Baby Dedication Sunday

    Baby Dedication Sunday

    January 20th we are celebrating Sanctity of Life Sunday with a Baby Dedication Service. If you would like to dedicate your child, please sign up here at Resurrection Life Church
    She Leads Conference

    She Leads Conference

    Join us as we gather, crossing barriers of culture, church, and relationship, to hear what God’s design is for us as women within our relationships, home, and workplace.

    She Leads will be held here at Resurrection Life Church on February 22nd and 23rd. We will hear inspired messages from a wonderful cast of speakers and teachers. Be sure to save the dates and register soon at www.ignitesouthafrica.org/events

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    Believers School of Excellence

    Believers School of Excellence

    Believers School of Excellence sign-ups are happening right now. Now is the time to start your journey of excellence by enrolling for the first class: Foundations For Christian Growth.

    For those who have completed the first class, we now offer the next step toward excellence: God's Plan For Christian Service. For more information visit the Information Table at Resurrection Life Church.
    Forge Men's Ministry

    Forge Men's Ministry

    Forge Men's Ministry is a ministry for men of all ages and backgrounds who are being shaped by God into the men they want to be, so they can live the life they are born to live.

    Read more

    Life Groups

    Life Groups

    Life Groups Begin January 7th! Check out all the life groups we have to offer and find people to live the life we were born to live, together.

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    The Gift Goes On Giving Information

    Tribute or Memorial Giving

    Tribute or Memorial Giving

    Memorial Gifts

    Honor the memory of a loved one or pay tribute to the life of someone who was special to you by making a memorial gift to The Gift Goes On campaign. With your one time donation of $250 or more, your loved one will be memorialized on our wall tree displayed in the Café area.

    Special cards for Memorial Contributions are available in The Gift Goes On kiosk. If you’d like, we will send a note to the family or the contact you provide acknowledging your generous gift.

    Honorary Gifts

    Honorary gifts are a meaningful way to express respect and appreciation for someone special in your life. Gifts can also be made to commemorate happy occasions and accomplishments of a loved one. You can honor your family, friends and loved ones at any time by making a donation to The Gift Goes On campaign. Simply complete the special card available in the kiosk.

    When you give an honorary gift of $250 or more, the name of the individual or family will be displayed on the wall tree located in the Café area. Please indicate on the card if you would like us to notify the honoree of your gift and lasting tribute. The amount of your gift is always confidential.

    Asset Giving

    Asset Giving

    Giving from my IRA

    A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is an easy and convenient way to make a gift using your assets. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can give directly from your Traditional or Roth IRA to the church.
    Important Details
    • To qualify as a QCD, the gift must be made directly from your IRA to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.
    • The charitable gift generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you may still benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
    • If you have not taken your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year, a qualified charitable distribution can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
    • Please contact Chris Hale in the church office for information on how to give from your IRA.

    Giving Stocks

    Giving securities is another way to financially support The Gift Goes On campaign at Rez Life. Appreciated securities, whether they are stocks, bonds or annuities, provide the same benefit as a cash gift and you can avoid paying Capital Gain taxes. If you are interested in giving stock to the church, please contact Chris Hale in the church office.

    Giving Real Estate

    Just like stocks or other investments, real estate appreciates over time. When you give appreciated real estate, you can generally deduct the fair market value of your gift and avoid all capital gains taxes. All types of property can be donated. Please contact the church office at 989-681-5731 if you are interested in donating real estate to the church.

    Additional Ways to Support The Gift Goes On

    Additional Ways to Support The Gift Goes On

    Amazon Purchases

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Gift Goes On campaign every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible products to RLCMM.

    • Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
    Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

    • How do I select a Rez Life when shopping on AmazonSmile?
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make after that will result in a donation. Look for Resurrection Church Mid Michigan on the list. https://smile.amazon.com/

    GoodSearch

    Goodsearch is a simple way to make a difference – each time you search the web. Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search. GoodSearch.org is powered by Yahoo.

    • How do I get started raising money for The Gift Goes On campaign with GoodSearch?
    Visit goodsearch.org and select Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan as your cause. Create a user profile and use the search box on the homepage to search the internet just like you normally would. There is no cost for this service, so consider bookmarking https:///www.goodsearch.org or making it your home page.

    GoodShop

    GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM. There are hundreds of stores to shop from including: Bath and Body Works, Bed Bath and Beyond, Gap, Gymboree, Hobby Lobby, Kohls, Pottery Barn, Shutterfly, Target, and Walmart. You can also find 25,000 plus active discounts and money-saving coupons so you can save money and give back at the same time. You can even download the Goodshop App to your phone to make shopping more convenient.

    • How do I get started?
    Visit goodshop.com and select Resurrection Life Church Mid Michgan as your cause. (Without this step, RLCMM will not receive credit) Use the Goodshop tab at the top of the homepage or go to Goodshop to visit the online shopping mall and browse through the stores and click to shop as you normally would. You pay nothing extra, but a portion of your purchase will be given to RLCMM.

    Legacy Giving

    Legacy Giving
    Any person, regardless of age can make a lasting gift of gratitude through their estate. A gift can be structured for nearly any circumstance. A legacy gift can be of any size and most commonly takes the form of a simple bequest in a will or trust that can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan tomorrow.

    You may also choose to name the church as the beneficiary of a variety of assets, including insurance policies, retirement funds (IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, annuities, pension or profit sharing plans)and financial accounts (bank accounts, CDs, savings bonds, brokerage accounts, stock portfolios).

    A legacy gift, or charitable bequest, provides a gift of money or personal property through the direction of a will. If you wish to leave a legacy gift to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan, please contact your attorney.

    Planned Giving

    What is planned giving? Simply put, planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift during a person’s life or at death that is part of his or her financial or estate plan. Planned gifts generally make use of legal and tax strategies and/or financial products that would warrant consulting a financial or tax advisor and/or an attorney. In contrast, gifts given from a person’s cash flow is not defined as a planned gift.

    Planned gifts take a number of forms. There are outright gifts of assets such as appreciated securities or even artwork. Blah Blah Blah Planned giving serves a dual purpose. Blah Blah Blah

    Bequests

    Just takes a simple designation in your will or turst and costs nothing during lifetime. They are easy and revocable if situation changes. Most common form of a planned gift
    Estate Planning
    Wills

    How do I use my will to make a gift to the church?

    Every bequest requires a will.
    Without a will you’ll not be able to accomplish anything. Once you have a will, however, the possibilities are almost limitless.
    Give a specific item of property
    A named asset such as your home, or an issue of securities is easily given through your will.
    Give Cash
    A specified sum of cash can be given even if your assets are in another form. The non-cash assets will be liquidated and the cash distributed.
    Give a percentage of your estate
    Often times a person may choose to give a portion of their estate to several individuals and charities
    Gice the remainder
    You may wish to direct that the church receive what if left after other loved ones you’ve provided for are taken care of.
    Trusts
    Avoids probate. Just name the charity as a beneficiary
    Beneficiary Designations
    Gifts of Life Insurance
    Donate policy and deduct future premium payment, or just name the charity as policy beneficiary. Individuals typically payless than $1 for $1 of coverage.
    Charitable Remainder Trust
    Great tool for selling assets tax-free and receiving income for life; the remaining assets go to charity. It provides a steady cash flow and can be more beneficial than keeping an asset or selling it outright.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is The Gift Goes On Campaign?

    The vision and purpose of this campaign is to pay off the debt associated with the Phase 5 building renovation. Our desire is to give back to the benefactor.

    How is this different from the Phase 5 Building Campaign?

    Phase 5 was a 3 year campaign to raise funds for the building remodel and renovation. The purpose of Phase 5 has been fulfilled and the building renovation was completed in 2015. The Gift Goes On campaign has a much different purpose.

    Why a campaign?

    Some may wonder why we are doing a formal Capital Campaign to address paying back our benefactor. The Gift Goes On campaign enables us to communicate the blessings of the benefactor gift to everyone and it also gives everyone an opportunity to prayerfully consider how God would like them to be involved.

    How long is The Gift Goes On campaign?

    The campaign will last until the gift has been returned to the Benefactor.

    In what ways can I make a gift to The Gift Goes On campaign?

    Giving Opportunities:

    • Faith Promise
    • A faith promise activates your faith as you give and trust in God to provide. Please seek God’s direction and prayerfully consider how He is calling you to give.

    • Gratitude Partner
    • As a Gratitude Partner, you commit to provide ongoing support to The Gift Goes On campaign with a weekly gift of $10 or more. If 100 families can make this additional contribution on a weekly basis, it will collectively have a huge impact in helping to reach our goal.

    • Memorial Gifts
    • A memorial donation is a special way to honor the memory of a friend or loved one who is no longer with us.

    • Honorary Gifts
    • An honorary gift is a wonderful way to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life. Gifts may be made in honor of another that you wish to thank or recognize for any reason. Honorary gifts can also provide a way to celebrate many of life’s wonderful occasions, the birth of a child, a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, promotion or other important event.

    • IRA transfers
    • If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can transfer money from your IRA directly to the church without paying any income tax on the amount transferred.

    • Stocks and bonds that have appreciated
    • One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to The Gift Goes On campaign is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and can provide valuable tax benefits.

    • Real Estate that has appreciated
    • If you have a heart to give, you can make a powerful impact through a donation of real estate. You can transform your real estate into a meaningful gift and receive many financial and tax benefits.

    • Legacy Giving
    • It doesn’t take an estate of millions to leave a legacy for the future. A gift of any size is significant. Any gift can make a large impact over time because it can grow. If you would like to create a legacy of gratitude, you can structure a planned gift that will fit your particular situation and desire.

      Other:

    • Online Shopping

    • Amazon Purchases
      Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to RLCMM. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

      GoodShop
      GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM.

    • Internet Search Engine

    • GoodSearch
      Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search.

    Are Faith Promises pledges?

    No, a pledge is horizontal, made to someone. A Faith Promise is a vertical matter directly between each individual and God. Thus, the commitment is to God, not to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.

    Do I need to communicate my Faith Promise commitment to the church?

    Yes. We ask that each individual or family report their Faith Promise commitment to God by filling out the tear-off portion of the brochure. We make this request so that we can prudently plan, and be wise, Godly stewards of the collective resources God provides throughout this campaign.

    When do I communicate my Faith Promise commitment?

    We will collect our Faith Promises on Sunday, February 24, 2019. After this date, you may place your Faith Promise response card in the offering or kiosk at any time.

    FAQ

    What is The Gift Goes On Campaign?

    The vision and purpose of this campaign is to pay off the debt associated with the Phase 5 building renovation. Our desire is to give back to the benefactor.

    How is this different from the Phase 5 Building Campaign?

    Phase 5 was a 3 year campaign to raise funds for the building remodel and renovation. The purpose of Phase 5 has been fulfilled and the building renovation was completed in 2015. The Gift Goes On campaign has a much different purpose.

    Why a campaign?

    Some may wonder why we are doing a formal Capital Campaign to address paying back our benefactor. The Gift Goes On campaign enables us to communicate the blessings of the benefactor gift to everyone and it also gives everyone an opportunity to prayerfully consider how God would like them to be involved.

    How long is The Gift Goes On campaign?

    The campaign will last until the gift has been returned to the Benefactor.

    In what ways can I make a gift to The Gift Goes On campaign?

    Giving Opportunities:

    • Faith Promise
    • A faith promise activates your faith as you give and trust in God to provide. Please seek God’s direction and prayerfully consider how He is calling you to give.

    • Gratitude Partner
    • As a Gratitude Partner, you commit to provide ongoing support to The Gift Goes On campaign with a weekly gift of $10 or more. If 100 families can make this additional contribution on a weekly basis, it will collectively have a huge impact in helping to reach our goal.

    • Memorial Gifts
    • A memorial donation is a special way to honor the memory of a friend or loved one who is no longer with us.

    • Honorary Gifts
    • An honorary gift is a wonderful way to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life. Gifts may be made in honor of another that you wish to thank or recognize for any reason. Honorary gifts can also provide a way to celebrate many of life’s wonderful occasions, the birth of a child, a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, promotion or other important event.

    • IRA transfers
    • If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can transfer money from your IRA directly to the church without paying any income tax on the amount transferred.

    • Stocks and bonds that have appreciated
    • One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to The Gift Goes On campaign is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and can provide valuable tax benefits.

    • Real Estate that has appreciated
    • If you have a heart to give, you can make a powerful impact through a donation of real estate. You can transform your real estate into a meaningful gift and receive many financial and tax benefits.

    • Legacy Giving
    • It doesn’t take an estate of millions to leave a legacy for the future. A gift of any size is significant. Any gift can make a large impact over time because it can grow. If you would like to create a legacy of gratitude, you can structure a planned gift that will fit your particular situation and desire.

      Other:

    • Online Shopping

    • Amazon Purchases
      Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to RLCMM. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

      GoodShop
      GoodShop is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of your purchase to RLCMM.

    • Internet Search Engine

    • GoodSearch
      Use Goodsearch.org just as you would any other search engine and RLCMM will receive a donation every time you do a web search.

    Are Faith Promises pledges?

    No, a pledge is horizontal, made to someone. A Faith Promise is a vertical matter directly between each individual and God. Thus, the commitment is to God, not to Resurrection Life Church Mid Michigan.

    Do I need to communicate my Faith Promise commitment to the church?

    Yes. We ask that each individual or family report their Faith Promise commitment to God by filling out the tear-off portion of the brochure. We make this request so that we can prudently plan, and be wise, Godly stewards of the collective resources God provides throughout this campaign.

    When do I communicate my Faith Promise commitment?

    We will collect our Faith Promises on Sunday, February 24, 2019. After this date, you may place your Faith Promise response card in the offering or kiosk at any time.