In faith, our congregation voted to increase financial support to Missions over previous years by designating 11 percent of every offering we receive over a 48 week period for our Missions partners. We also voted to give two special offerings to Lake Nona, a church plant in Orlando, Florida.
Our first special offering for Lake Nona was on May 29th and as a congregation we collected and gave $25,121.50. With your generosity and help, we expect to launch that new church on October 16, 2016. As experienced church planters, Greg Marksberry and his wife, Eliana, are currently building relationships in preparation for the launch.
Part of our church plant support will include “Go Teams” from Creekside traveling to Lake Nona in the fall to help with Saturday projects. With the help of Florida Church Planters, one major strategy for the new church in Lake Nona is to become a church planting training ground for area residents who will then be equipped to help plant more churches in Florida. We’d love to have you come and help us plant!