Each year we take some time during this season of giving to think about the needs in our community and around the world. We call it the Give Initiative. It’s simple. Hold off on a few gifts that you would buy for yourself or family, and give that money to those in need. Or, for those that do year-end giving, consider these opportunities. This year, we’re hoping to raise $75,000 for these Local and Global ministries.
Local – Agape Pregnancy Center
Agape Pregnancy Center is a local partner of NorthPoint Church. They come alongside those facing unplanned pregnancy by offering free, confidential services. This year’s Give Initiative will help them expand their current site in order to offer more services. They hope to purchase a home adjacent to their property, open a store, and turn their basement into a community center.
Local – Backpacks for Foster Kids
With many kids in Iowa’s foster care system and more entering each day, NorthPoint helps to provide these kids with a special backpack to encourage them as they enter this system. It’s simple: head to the store, buy a backpack, fill it with items from this list,then drop the backpack off at the church. Our plan is to have 365 backpacks (one for each day of the year)!
Local – Community Care
Each year, NorthPoint provides thousands of dollars in support to those in our church and community that struggle to meet their basic financial needs. This year’s Give Initiative will help to replenish this fund so that we can continue to meet these needs.
Global – Radius International
Reaching people in different cultures and languages who have never heard of Jesus Christ is a tough endeavor, and many missionaries leave the field because of inadequate preparation and difficult circumstances. Radius International is an organization that equips these missionaries in their work before they get to their field. Radius is the most effective training program we have ever seen, and God continues to grow their ministry. Our support of Radiusthis year will help to open a new training facility in Asia. This is an exciting endeavor as Radiuscontinues to grow their influence around the world.
+ Give online
+ Give on a Sunday during December.
Simply write "Give Initiative” and the area you want to give to
on the memo line of your check.