Once a year during the month of December we bring a special offering—one that requires sacrifice and one that builds a legacy for future generations. This offering enables us to take a giant leap forward in fulfilling the big opportunities God has placed before us.
“Because I have set my heart on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house...Who among you is ready and willing to join in the giving?”
1 CHRONICLES 29:3-6
AREAS OF FOCUS
This Vision Offering focuses on areas that impact REAL Church and our community. Your generosity gives comfort, support, and love to those in need throughout our community. In 2021, we will move into action in our community through these strategic partnerships.
We have a passion for authentic worship. In 2021 we are focusing on developing our worship team so that we can produce excellent worship experiences. We are also focusing on creating original music together as a team, and using our gifts to bring glory to God.
Outreach is always one of our first priorities here at REAL. In 2021, we would like to take our outreach to a new level by partnering with several local organizations, like 724 Ministries that feeds the hungry, and the Murphysboro Life Skills Re-Entry Center that participates in our weekend services. We are always looking for ways that we can reach our city and region for Christ.
As a church, we want to help people take their next steps and become disciples of Jesus. Here at REAL, we do this through a class known as Real Purpose. In 2021, we want to make this class always available to you through an online experience. With an online Real Purpose class you can move at your own pace and easily work it into your own schedule.
It is our desire to introduce everyone to the real Jesus. One way we plan to do this in 2021 is by creating and designing a REAL Church App. This app will have everything you need in one place-- including opportunities for instant prayer, sign-ups for groups and events, as well as any and all sermons and services.
We are continuing to upgrade our place! But, that also comes with a price. There are still a few things left to be taken care of so that we are able to fully utilize our space. We have big, audacious goals for 2021, including finishing our remodel, hosting conferences and events, and utilizing every square foot of our church facility.
REAL JESUS WEEKEND
This year, we introduced Real Jesus Weekend, where we hosted a conference with powerful worship experiences, personal prayer, and life-giving breakout labs. In 2021 we would like to continue to host Real Jesus Weekend and see more people introduced to the Real Jesus.