A LETTER FROM OUR SENIOR PASTORS
It’s been 25 years since C3 Hobart was birthed. Foundations determine the strength of what the future can build, and we’re thankful for every foundation that’s been built for us, because it’s from that platform we now stand with a confidence and a vision to take ground for Jesus, to empower and equip people to step into the calling that God has for their lives, and to be a church that is committed to serving others.
As we prayed into the 2020 Vision Builders season, we could never have seen the story of COVID-19 and the scars on humanity that it will leave, yet God isn’t afraid of a challenge and the picture of the church standing firm and declaring His grace and love over generations to come was profound and clear. It was Ps Paul de Jong who said, “In every God-breathed vision there is a strategic season where our response determines what our tomorrow will look like.”
So this year is different, in that the challenges around COVID-19 have thrown us all a curve ball, creating for many, much uncertainty in regards to employment and finances. And yet, in respecting each person’s unique situation, we still feel our responsibility as a church is one of faith and to provide the opportunity for people to give if they wish, according to their circumstances. We have enclosed some material that further explains what Vision Builders is about and we encourage you to read this (especially if you are new to our church and Vision Builders).
As a church, we believe in a gospel message that transcends the boundaries of age or stage, and that we’re all involved in the legacy that we will pass to our children, our grandchildren, and beyond. Even now, for the first time in history, our community is experiencing the width and breadth of five generations of one family. All with unique experiences, upbringings, educations and ideas, and all with different needs.
The Psalmist spoke of God’s gift which is covered in mercy and grace and a promise that it is passed from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond; a legacy that echoes both here, in our community, and on.
‘What we do in life echoes for eternity’ - Maximus Meridius, Gladiator
As your pastors, we want to thank you for your willingness to give. Our shared legacy will be one where not only did we stand on firm ground with the good news of Jesus Christ, but that we set that same foundation for the generation to come.
But Lord, your endless love stretches from one eternity to the other,
unbroken and unrelenting toward those who fear you
and those who bow facedown in awe before you.
Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise you’ve made
passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond.
Psalm 103:17 TPT
Pastors Shaun & Mirella
WELCOME TO VISION BUILDERS 2020
At C3 Hobart, our vision is to Reach people on a journey of Faith and to Build strong followers of Christ.
For those new to C3 Hobart, Vision Builders is a tangible opportunity through a 12 month program starting every June, where we invite our church family to partner with us financially to see certain parts of our vision come to pass (separate to regular tithes and offerings).
The prophet Isaiah reminds us that God moves in mysterious ways, and by respecting the challenging covid-19 situation behind us, and before us, this season has in fact crystallised our “WHY.” People are our why!
During Vision Builders month we would normally outline the details of each part of the vision that the funds would enable. However, during this unprecedented season our focus for the next 12-months has to broaden and is generally to continue to sow into current reach projects, meet needs as they arise and step into where we feel God is leading us.
A few years ago our leadership team developed a series of pillars foundational to our vision; Empowering People, Serving Others, and Taking Ground.
These 3 pillars remain with us and form the basis of our strategy around how and where we invest our Vision Builders donations, knowing that they support the fulfilment of our vision.
We want to encourage you to take some time to read the following information, engage with our online services on the 21st and 28th June and seek God about what He is saying in how you might like to partner in our shared vision.
please take the time to have a read through this years vision builders book
BE PART OF THE VISION
Seek first the kingdom of God and partner with God in prayer. Lamentations 3:25 says, “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”
This year is going to be very different but so very significant.
Sunday the 28th June, will be our Pledge Sunday for Vision Builders 2020. This is where you are provided the opportunity to partner with us by completing a pledge card.
On this day, we would love everyone to jump in their cars and bring their pledges to either our South Hobart or Huon Valley locations (times below). We will have people to pray for you and you are welcome to stay in your car or get out and come into the building for a short visit (with number limits in place). We would also encourage you to write something on the coloured cards enclosed, bring them with you and you’ll have an opportunity to join your cards with the rest of the church community - creating something amazing.
- In South Hobart you can drop in between 10am – 1pm
- In the Huon Valley, you can drop into the School between 2:30pm-3:30pm
Alternatively, you can fill out the pledge card and post it in or complete it BELOW anytime.
Consider how you will fulfil your commitment across the course of the next twelve months. Some people like to make a one off donation while others pledge an amount that they contribute instalments during the year, as regular gifts via the Sunday offering, online payments, or through regular credit card deduction, which can be arranged on the pledge card.
Giving to Vision Builders is tax deductible if you choose to give to VB#1 (on the pledge card) and you receive a tax receipt at the end of the financial year.
We believe in complete transparency when it comes to understanding how much money is given, and where it goes. As a member of C3, you are also welcome to make an appointment to view our audited financial records at the office at any time.
You should have received your pledge card by mail, if you haven't please drop by the church office or complete the online versioN below. If you'd like to make your first contribution on 30 June please complete the card and bring it with your pledge. You can also pledge online BELOW.
Would you like to pledge online? please fill in your details below
If you would like to make a payment today, please use our bank accounts:
Vision Builders #1 (Tax Deductible)
Acc Name: C3 Church Hobart / Huon Valley Vision Builders No. 1
Acc #: 1018 4445
BSB: 06 7000
Vision Builders #2 (Non-Tax Deductible)
Acc Name: C3 Church Hobart / Huon Valley Vision Builders No. 2
Acc #: 10391321
BSB: 06 7000
***If you would like to make a payment before the end of this financial year by credit card, please phone the church office 6223 1393 by Monday 29th June.