Build To Reach
Our Build to Reach offering gives C3 Church Ryde the ability to reach and build beyond ourselves.
This offering is above our weekly giving (tithing) and focuses on extending the Kingdom work of the Lord. It includes making room for our growing church, local missions and the support of church plants both here and overseas, as well as paying off the bank loan for our church building in Ryde. These ministries, and the paying down of our building debt, are at the core of reaching our local and global community and leaving a permanent Christian heritage for future generations to reach people.
The following information lists all the activities that Build to Reach funds, but as always, the greatest importance is the love that is expressed in your giving. “For what counts is faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6) – it is the love of God that motivates us to give.
Letter from Richard and Cathie Green
“.. And great grace was upon them all.” – Acts 4:33 (ESV)
Reading this passage again in Acts, it is so stirring seeing the early Church in action. Authentic love and faith in Jesus. Great boldness with great grace.
We feel the same thing now, that same authentic love and faith, filling us with anticipation of all that God will do. Together we hear a call to action. His great grace is at work profoundly, received in the heart and released through our actions. It is a present reality – “and a wonderful spirit of generosity pervaded the whole fellowship” (Acts 4:33 JBP version), yet it is also a future reality, where “they gave beyond their own power” (2 Cor 8:3b WEB).
These words urge us as followers of Christ to bring His grace to our changing world. We must carry it tangibly, authentically and supernaturally. Our times echo the challenges faced by the early Church, but within those challenges lies great opportunity… “And great grace was upon them all.”
This year will stretch us, but through it, Christ will enlarge us individually and as a church community. We’re certain that when His grace touches our hearts, it flows through our hands. As you seek God in prayer, step out in faith and sacrifice, God multiplies what you give for His glory.
It’s exciting that we’re on this journey together. Thank you, everyone. Truly, you embody that wonderful spirit of generosity which permeates every aspect of our community.
We stand in prayer and faith, believing for a wonderful season of growth as we Build To Reach.
Richard and Cathie Green
Make A Commitment
Ministries Build To Reach Funds
The C3 Church Ryde Building
(89 Blaxland Road)
– Loan Repayment
– Continued Improvements
Initiatives for our Local Community
– RCI (Reach Community Initiatives) Ryde
– C3 Cares
– Community Dinners
– Emergency Food parcels
– Single Mums’ assistance
– Youth Drop In Space
Regions for Missions and Church Planting
– Central Asia
– Middle East
– South Asia
– South East Asia
How To Get Involved
1. Prayerfully consider the amount that you will pledge for the following 12 months.
This should be your first step in becoming involved in partnering with Build to Reach. Pray for both faith and wisdom in making your decision.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
2. Make your commitment to Build to Reach using the commitment card.
You will have an opportunity to complete a commitment card during the services. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend church, you can complete an online commitment card here.
3. Consider how you will fulfil your commitment over the next 12 months.
Here are some ways you may want to give:
Make a regular weekly or monthly contribution over the year, or one lump sum before June 2024. Regular giving can be easier to manage, is rewarding and quickly builds up over time, as you can see below:
$20 week = $86 month = $1,040 year
$80 week = $346 month = $4,160 year
$300 week = $1,300 month = $15,000 year
$1,000 week = $4,332 month = $52,000 year
Paul suggested to the early church:
“… Each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering. Don’t wait until I get there and try to do it all once.” – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 (NLT)
4. Regularly pray into your commitment.
Place your prayer card in a place where you and your family can see it and pray regularly for it.