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We are excited to share with you the details regarding our CITY STRONG Special Offering that begins in November and continues through January 31st of 2017. We have the opportunity through this offering to impact our city, our nation, and the world!

Over the last year, we have seen our church grow with excitement. God is continuing to build Twin City Baptist Church, and you can be a part of this exciting journey.

Along the way we have done all we can in 2016 to “lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” With this Special Offering we have the opportunity to increase our impact on our city, deepen our ministry to our attenders, and multiply our efforts to reach those who don’t know Jesus in other parts of our country and around the globe.

We would like to raise $50,000.

 

Here are the ministry initiatives that giving to CITY STRONG will support:

• To support global and U.S. missions and to start new churches

• To restore and enhance the Twin City Baptist campus

• To support local organizations that assist the poor and needy in our area

• To fund the 2017 Benevolence ministry of the church

• To fund environments and the atmosphere of the church building and other new ministry initiatives

 

Use the CITY STRONG envelope in the program or mark your checks/online gifts with “CITY STRONG Christmas Offering.”

 

The Purposes of This Offering

Global and U.S. Missions/Church Planting:
TCB is a part of the Liberty Church Network. Their mission is to see one million new disciples by 2025 through a network of 10,000 local churches and 500 local centers. We are a local center in the Worcester area. We would like to help LCN by raising seed money to help with new church plants in New England. We would like to raise $2,000.00 for church planting in New England. We are continuing to raise money for our global missions project in Guatemala. We would like to raise $1,000.00 towards our village well project that will continue into 2017.
WCMX Streaming Online:
We would like to stream our radio station broadcast online which will enable us to reach more people with the Gospel and expand our listening audience. AM radio is phasing out. We live in a digital, online world and streaming online would broaden our reach. This process would also enhance the listening quality. We would like to raise $5,000.00.
20/20 Vision Campaign Debt Reduction/Refinance:
We are looking ahead to the refinance of our current mortgage in the year 2020. We would like to “prime the pump” for our 20/20 vision debt reduction campaign through this offering by starting to save now. We would like to raise $20,000.00.
Benevolence Outreach to Needy:
Remember, Christmas is not merry for everyone. The money raised for this will go to support families during the holiday season and the New Year. Currently, we do not have the ability to help families in need financially and would like to do so. We would like to raise $2,000.00.
Worship Experience/Auditorium Renovations/HVAC Upgrade:
The front door on Sunday morning is our evangelistic tool to help people invest and invite their friends to meet Jesus at our worship services. TCB would like to give our auditorium a facelift and improve the HVAC system. Our HVAC system is old and obsolete making it impossible to repair non-functioning heat pumps. The system needs to be gradually replaced with a more efficient one. We would like to raise $20,000.00.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 978-582-4901 or e-mail pastor@mytwincity.org

FAQ

Why a Special Offering?
As part of God’s plan to grow our faith, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2017. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather it is to position us to make a greater impact in our city, in our church and around the world in 2017.
What’s the Difference Between the Regular Offering and this Special Offering?
The regular Twin City offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that we set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year (see mytwincity.org/give). From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This Special Offering is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretches us to grow in our faith. The special offering should be above and beyond what you regularly give.
How Much Should I Give?
Since the goal is $50,000, this Special Offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Many in our church can give a $1,000, $5,000 or even a $10,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $500. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. The question is what amount can you give that will stretch your faith?
Why is the Goal So Large?
Since the beginning of Twin City Baptist in 1974, we have been a church that has dared to dream big dreams for God. The ministries supported by this offering are BIG – supporting global and U.S. missions, starting new churches, supporting local organizations that assist the poor and needy, funding the 2017 Benevolence and Support ministry and enhancing atmosphere and other new ministry initiatives. Big dreams require big faith and big funding. The accomplishment of these big dreams will be determined by your gifts to this Special Offering. Our goal is BIG because our God is BIGGER!
When Should I Give?
The best time to give will be the first Sunday after you receive this packet. Please pray about making your best gift on that day. However, you can continue to give until January 31, 2017.

Please use the CITY STRONG offering envelopes or include a note designating that your gift is for the Special Offering. Remember, consistent gifts over time add up – a person giving $50 per week over a ten-week period will give $500 to this Special Offering.

Can I Give Online via Bank Check or through Auto-Debit?

Yes. When you give at mytwincity.org via online giving, simply select “Christmas Offering” under the “Fund” drop-down menu.

Likewise, you can use your bank online payment option to send a check directly to the church office. Again, simply mark in the memo area that your gift is for the “CITY STRONG Christmas Offering.”

If you would like to make a special, one-time auto/debit above and beyond your regular giving, please do so at mytwincity.org/give.

Can I Give In-Kind Gifts of Stocks or Bonds?
Of course! Since Twin City Baptist is a 501c3 organization there can be tremendous tax benefits for you by giving in-kind gifts. For information on this type of giving, simply call 978-582-4901 and speak with Lauren or e-mail pastor@mytwincity.org.
Are My Gifts Tax-Deductible?
All gifts to Twin City Baptist, whether via the regular offering or this Special Offering, are completely tax- deductible. Your gift will be deductible in the tax year given (i.e., gifts given in 2016 will be deductible on your 2016 taxes). Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you for your tax preparations. You are not required to utilize a tax-deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.
How Did We Arrive at a $50,000 Goal?
The $50,000 goal was prayerfully set by Twin City Baptist staff. It is approximately seven times our regular weekly giving. It is a God-sized goal that can only be accomplished through 100% participation and sacrificial giving by our Twin City attenders and members. Since we are expecting God to bless this Special Offering, it has been determined that any amount over and above our goal will be divided equally between Missions and Ministry Advancement.
How Will I Know if We Reach Our Goal?
Please pray for God’s guidance as we all give sacrificially. You will be updated on our giving progress during the Sunday services. Reaching this goal will be a celebration of what we can do together as we stretch our faith under God’s leadership.
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