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For Our Neighbors2018-06-27T14:30:39-05:00

FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

GOD WANTS US TO BE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

For Our Neighbors is a 2018-2019 vision that will help to position The Fields Church to be influential in our families,  across Coles County, and reaching to the ends of the earth.

“‘And you must love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

FOR OUR NEIGHBORS GUIDEBOOK
Families

FOR OUR FAMILIES

Discipleship and spiritual growth for our families will be a priority.

Through our ministry to the next generation, to new believers and growing followers, we will continue to build and shape the lives of those growing closer to God. We will continue to make Growth Track a priority, continue to partner with parents to raise strong followers of Jesus, and move people from rows into circles through small group opportunities.

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Support and enhance The Fields Church’s life-giving ministries for adults, students and kids.

  • Continue to pay down on debt

  • Help grow leaders through an internship program

Families

FOR OUR FAMILIES

Discipleship and spiritual growth for our families will be a priority.

Through our ministry to the next generation, to new believers and growing followers, we will continue to build and shape the lives of those growing closer to God. We will continue to make Growth Track a priority, continue to partner with parents to raise strong followers of Jesus, and move people from rows into circles through small group opportunities.

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Support and enhance The Fields Church’s life-giving ministries for adults, students and kids.

  • Continue to pay down on debt

  • Help grow leaders through an internship program

FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

God is wanting us to invest in our communities.
These are our neighbors!

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Host neighborhood Parties in Mattoon and Charleston

  • Expand The Fields of Hope school assistance program in Mattoon and Charleston

  • Host a Veterans Family Fest for our county

  • Become a multisite church with strategy to increase our influence

  • Begin a new location in Charleston with projected opening in January 2019

Communities
Communities

FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

God is wanting us to invest in our communities.
These are our neighbors!

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Host neighborhood Parties in Mattoon and Charleston

  • Expand The Fields of Hope school assistance program in Mattoon and Charleston

  • Host a Veterans Family Fest for our county

  • Become a multisite church with strategy to increase our influence

  • Begin a new location in Charleston with projected opening in January 2019

Charleston

MULTISITE CHURCH: CHARLESTON

The Fields Church has entered a healthy stage where we need to expand our influence to become one church with multiple locations. Mandated by the great commission and empowered by God, we will communicate the life-giving story of Jesus beyond our current borders.

We will be launching a new Charleston location in January 2019.

Why Charleston?

Our Charleston-area families want to invite their friends, co-workers and neighbors to a church in their own community. It’s an easier ask if the location is just a few minutes away.

Approximately 20,000 residents and college students live in the Charleston area. There is a great need for people to find and follow Jesus in the Charleston community.

JOIN THE CHARLESTON INTEREST LIST
Charleston

MULTISITE CHURCH: CHARLESTON

The Fields Church has entered a healthy stage where we need to expand our influence to become one church with multiple locations. Mandated by the great commission and empowered by God, we will communicate the life-giving story of Jesus beyond our current borders.

We will be launching a new Charleston location in January 2019.

Why Charleston?

Our Charleston-area families want to invite their friends, co-workers and neighbors to a church in their own community. It’s an easier ask if the location is just a few minutes away.

Approximately 20,000 residents and college students live in the Charleston area. There is a great need for people to find and follow Jesus in the Charleston community.

JOIN THE CHARLESTON INTEREST LIST

FOR OUR WORLD

We will be partnering with 20+ missionaries and organizations who are actively investing in the next generation, those who are living in extreme poverty, and unreached people groups. We will enable missionaries to go into these areas and share God’s story with those who have never heard it.

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Sponsor clean water project in Africa

  • Resource a new church plant in Myanmar

  • Train up a generation of students and leaders in war-torn Liberia.

  • Daily feed 100 needy children through Convoy of Hope feeding initiative

  • Begin a new location in Charleston with projected opening in January 2019

World
World

FOR OUR WORLD

We will be partnering with 20+ missionaries and organizations who are actively investing in the next generation, those who are living in extreme poverty, and unreached people groups. We will enable missionaries to go into these areas and share God’s story with those who have never heard it.

2018 – 2019 OBJECTIVES

  • Sponsor clean water project in Africa

  • Resource a new church plant in Myanmar

  • Train up a generation of students and leaders in war-torn Liberia.

  • Daily feed 100 needy children through Convoy of Hope feeding initiative

  • Begin a new location in Charleston with projected opening in January 2019

PRIMARY GOAL

100 PERCENT ENGAGEMENT

We want every single person to take his or her next right step in discipleship and generosity.

SECONDARY GOAL

$2.5 MILLION

To resource these three Kingdom-building ministry opportunities: For Local Ministry, For Impacting Communities and For Missions.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

PRAY

Pray regularly that God would continue to use The Fields Church to impact the lives of our neighbors. Ask God what you can do as individuals and as a family to love your neighbors.

OBEY

Trust God to lead you in what it means to make Him a priority in every area of your life, including generosity, finances, and serving. God will use you in life-impacting ways over the next two years as we intentionally life For Our Neighbors.

SERVE

Be a part of the Dream Team by serving others and using your God-give talents and gifts.

GIVE NOW

MAKE A COMMITMENT

Our primary goal for this initiative is for 100% participation. That simply means that we want everyone that calls The Fields Church their church home to participate in giving.

When we give, we not only follow God’s commands, but we rightly prioritize money in our lives and steward well the resources He has blessed us with. For Our Neighbors is designed so that we can increase the our ministry at The Fields Church but also, in our local communities and globally. We want to be able to reach more people, help more people, and impact more people through For Our Neighbors. Giving can be a big step, but it can also be the launching pad for a life that leaves a legacy beyond what we can imagine.

MAKE A COMMITMENT
Gift Chart
Gift Chart

MAKE A COMMITMENT

Our primary goal for this initiative is for 100% participation. That simply means that we want everyone that calls The Fields Church their church home to participate in giving.

When we give, we not only follow God’s commands, but we rightly prioritize money in our lives and steward well the resources He has blessed us with. For Our Neighbors is designed so that we can increase the our ministry at The Fields Church but also, in our local communities and globally. We want to be able to reach more people, help more people, and impact more people through For Our Neighbors. Giving can be a big step, but it can also be the launching pad for a life that leaves a legacy beyond what we can imagine.

MAKE A COMMITMENT
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