Year End Giving Email

About 1/3 of most parachurch ministry income comes in during the month of December.  Often times we as church leaders miss this opportunity. Here’s an email I have going out to our church on Monday, December 29 – feel free to adapt it for your situation:

Subject line: A courtesy reminder . . . (The Journey Church)

This is a courtesy reminder that your year-end financial gifts to The Journey Church are to be given online or postmarked in the mail by Dec 31, 2008 in order to qualify for 2008 tax benefits

In fact, it is your year-end gifts that allow us to finish 2008 strong and to be fully prepared for ministry opportunities in 2009.

And, of course, right now is a great time to make a gift to The ONE IN A MLLION Special Offering.  Maybe God is stretching you to give a sacrificial gift to this offering.

As you prayerfully consider a year-end gift, here are three convenient giving options for you:

1. To give online to either the regular offering or the special offering simply visit:

Here you can give via debit or credit card.  It’s completely secure and very easy.

2. If you wish to mail a gift to our office our address is:

The Journey Church
321 W 44th St, Suite 203A
New York, NY 10036
212.730.8300 x212

3. You may also use your bank’s online website to send a check to The Journey (via the Bill Pay option).  Just direct your bank to send your check to the address above – you don’t even need a stamp!

Thank you for your faithful giving in 2008.

Happy New Year!!

Pastor Nelson

P.S. Remember, regular Sunday services will resume this Sunday, January 4 in all locations, although there is no evening service in Manhattan.  I’ll be teaching live in Manhattan; Pastor Elliott will be teaching live in Brooklyn and Pastor Jim will be teaching live in Jersey City.  It’s going to be a great Sunday!  See you then.

Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor
The Journey Church of the City
One Church: Multiple Locations

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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