[Previously on “Justin @The District Church” … Washington, DC: Chapter 2 (October 11, 2010)]
Welcome to November!
Yesterday morning I was introduced as The District Church’s first Leadership Resident. And I now have a page on the church website, so you know it’s for real! (This is me, by the way.)
Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated for the coming month, as, in the coming weeks, I’ll be:
Working out more specifically my job responsibilities with the church. Since it’s a brand new position at a brand new church, there’s much that still needs to be figured out—depending on how you look at it, I’m either a pioneer or a guinea pig!
Looking for a job to supplement the support I’m raising. (More on support below.)
Looking for a place to live. I’m currently staying with the Grahams (who pastor the church) until I’ve (a) found a place to live; (b) raised enough support to cover rent.
Speaking of support, I’ve been so encouraged and blessed by the commitments—both financial and prayer—I’ve received so far. In only three weeks, I’ve already been able to raise 10% of what I need for the year—an amazing response considering the short time frame. It’s humbling to me that so many have dug deep in tough times to support me, even a little bit; and many more have committed to do so in the coming months. So thank you to all of you.
I’m still in the process of raising support, and I would welcome any and all contributions. Also, if you know of anyone else who might be interested in supporting this church or this person (i.e. me), email me (email@example.com) so we can connect.
A fuller, more informed update to come later this month.
Hope that, wherever you are, you’re well. Know that you’re in my prayers.
TO GIVE, PLEASE FILL THIS OUT AND SEND BACK TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
I/we would like to offer monthly support by donating on the 1st____ 16th____ of the month:*
$500____ $250____ $100____ $50____ $25____ Other___________________
These contributions will be mailed ______ transferred online______ automatically drafted online ______.
I/we would like to give a special gift of $_________________
City:______________ State:____ Zip/Postcode:_____________________________
Checks can be made payable to "The District Church," with "Leadership Residency" in the memo and sent to: The District Church, PO Box 3116, Washington, DC 20010.
* The initial commitment would be for one year, though you’re welcome to lengthen or shorten your commitment; just include this information in your response.
** The most convenient option for you to give would be online via the church website. Please make sure to select "Leadership Residency” when it asks you to “Choose a Fund.”
All gifts are fully tax-deductible.