Monday, November 24, 2008

Reverse Offering...

I'm pretty excited about yesterday's "reverse offering" that took place at the conclusion of SoHills' Refresh worship gathering. For anyone who's ever muttered, "All the church cares about is my money!"... we turned that rant on its head as we handed out 85 envelopes containing a total of $2,500. (All of which had been given by anonymous benefactors for the purpose of the "reverse offering.")

The ground rules of the "reverse offering" were simple:
1) You couldn't spend the money on yourself.
2) You couldn't just turn around and put the money in the offering plate. (That's way too easy.)
3) You have to share what you did with the money.

In keeping with this morning's theme at Refresh of "every day worship"... the "reverse offering" was a challenge to look for opportunities to bless others as we have been blessed.

As we begin to hear back from the "reverse offering" participants, I'll point you toward their stories.