Freedom For Our Future

How to get involved

Where do we start

The best place to begin is by talking with God about what’s on your heart and mind, specifically in relation to this giving commitment. Be honest and open about it.

Even in the nuts and bolts of sorting out financial questions, this is a spiritual journey. It’s not about guilt or obligation. Remember, the idea isn’t to figure out a mathematical formula; it’s about giving Jesus access to your heart and letting Him lead you in financial decisions.

In the next few pages, you’ll discover some resources to help you and your family decide what your faith step should be.


Step one: Deliberate
Talk with God

First we ask that you go to God and ask that His will be done in your life. It’s important that you are striving to follow the direction He has for you and that you find the doors He wants you to walk through.

The Apostle Paul told the believers, “Put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering” (I Corinthians 16:2 (NLT). Paul is saying to prayerfully consider how much to give. Do it in advance. It should never be a last-minute or flippant practice. Paul also says “in relation to what you have earned.” In other words, not all of our gifts can be equal, but our sacrifice can be. Giving is an opportunity to be an obedient Christian. We should take it seriously, and do it cheerfully.


Step two: Define

What does sacrifice look like for you?

What changes can you make in your life that will better enable you to invest in what you believe in? How can you give in ways that will make a difference in your life? If you’re excited about getting involved, but you’re not sure where to start, let us help out! The truth is, there are several creative ways to contribute to our Freedom For Our Future campaign. Here are a few examples:


Is there something in your daily life that you can take advantage of less frequently? By decreasing a weekly expense, regardless of what it may be, you can save a significant amount of money to contribute to Freedom For Our Future.


Are there any plans that you might be making that involve a financial commitment? If so, prayerfully consider delaying these plans and use that extra income to contribute.

Examples: delay that remodeling project, take that vacation next winter, or wait to buy a new car.

Do more

Consider some creative ways you can do more is another way you can give to Freedom For Our Future. Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve gotten another quote on an existing service. Maybe you can do some extra comparison or bargain shopping.

Examples: Shop around for the best price on auto insurance and give the savings to Freedom For Our Future. Pay off a bill; keep giving that amount to Freedom For Our Future.


Another way you can contribute to Freedom For Our Future is by giving assets. Giving an asset to the church and then letting the church sell it eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds.

Ways you can donate: Donate stocks, real estate, bonds, assets, etc....


Step three: Determine
Determine a starting point

Freedom For Our Future is based on “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.” In other words, not all of our gifts will be the same amount, but every one of us can meaningfully invest in proportion to the resources God has given us to work with. Your one year commitment is to be a demonstration of the definition of sacrifice that God has revealed to you.

We thought it would be helpful to explain what commitment is and is NOT.

A PLEDGE IS a heartfelt decision to get behind what The Rock is doing – and it’s something you make that’s between you and God.

A PLEDGE IS NOT a contract or legal agreement, it’s something you make that’s between you and God.

A PLEDGE IS NOT needed today: as you are reading this, soak it in, pray about your involvement and on May 18 - 19. Make your special commitment with the rest of the church. It’s never too late, you can make a new commitment online anytime.


Step four: Decide

Create a personal giving plan

Prayerfully come up with a three-year plan of giving that goes above and beyond your regular tithe. Remember, we are not just paying off debt; we are investing in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to this and future generations.

What will it take to raise $13 million

It’s not possible to take the total that is needed and divide it by the number of families in our church to come up with an “average” gift for every family to give. All it takes is for everybody to do their part!