I absolutely love the Fall season; football returns, leaves change, and we launch our annual Heart for the House (H4H) campaign. It is a time when the church rallies around the vision the Lord gives us for a new season. Thank you for giving toward, growing in, and going forth with the good news of Jesus. We simply cannot be fully us without you. God guides and provides through people just like you, who make up this community of faith!
As we enter another Heart for the House season here at NorthRock Church, I am reminded of God’s goodness and faithfulness shown through the generosity of those who call NR home. For 28 years now (can you believe it?), this faith family has been on mission in the Denver metro area and around the world.
Highlights from the 2016 Heart for the House campaign:
- Over $11,000 was given to H4H! With this we invested in carpet and paint for the upper classroom area and offices, added new lighting upstairs, replaced broken windows on the front of the building, and added new heating and cooling for the nursery classrooms. Thank you, LORD!
- We have seen lives changed! We have had 23 baptisms, 21 salvations, 16 new members, and 75 people come forward to be baptized with the Holy Spirit!
- We had 15 NR Connect Groups, ten of which had 88 people read thru the New Testament.
- Our Refuge students (middle & high school) have grown spiritually and are launching a Refuge Internship Program (RIP), which will allow students to put what they have learned into practice.
- Thirteen people participated on teams to Alaska and Honduras this year, serving on building projects, youth outreaches, and feeding programs. Our church also provided funds to our missionaries in Albania in order to support a refugee family with a new born baby. Finally, over 9 church plants have been facilitated by missionaries we support!
You are a living legacy of the life and love of Jesus Himself! Through Heart for the House, we have the honor and privilege to participate in the Spirit’s life in our midst. We are a living testimony of Psalm 145:3-4 (NLT),
3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.
4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
We are extremely blessed and thankful for how God has built this house of faith through those who have invested in season’s past. It is now our turn to steward God’s generosity toward His people through the ministry of NorthRock.
Would you prayerfully consider giving a gift above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings to partner with us to expand the influence of Jesus in the world?
Our pastoral staff and council anticipate another GREAT year of ministry Attracting, Connecting, Training and Sending people on mission for the gospel’s sake. We can’t wait to tell you about what’s planned for 2018! I am honored to pastor a church with such a lasting legacy and proud of the way we are living lives of worship love and service!
Pastor Chad Carroll