Take Two Minutes to Make a Difference: A Message from Your Co-Chairs

2014 communion table

Dear friends,

As we near the end of 2014, we want to thank you for helping make NEXT Church what it is—a vibrant, creative space where leaders throughout the PC(USA) can dream about the church that is becoming, and help one another make those dreams a reality.

We’ve got big plans for 2015, but we need your help.

We’re thrilled to announce that a group of teaching and ruling elders has come together to offer a challenge gift of $5,000 to the ministry of NEXT Church. Any gifts given between now and the end of the year will be effectively doubled through this matching pledge. Can we raise an additional $5000 between now and December 31? We absolutely can—but we need to hear from you today

If you’re one of the almost 4000 people who’ve joined our four national gatherings, in person or online;
…if you’ve attended one of our sixteen regional gatherings;
…if you’ve been inspired by blog posts, recordings of national gathering presentations, sermons, Church Leaders’ Roundtables, or webinars;
…if you’ve benefited from a resource shared on our Facebook page or Twitter feed;
…or if you haven’t gotten involved yet, but know that 2015 will be “your year,”
let us hear from you now.

Because we’re a grassroots movement, we’ve managed to keep our expenses low. But we simply couldn’t do what we do without the support and coordination of our director, Jessica Tate, a top-notch website (look for a reboot in 2015!), funding for renewal projects such as Paracletos, and the vital support of a Young Adult Volunteer.

The challenge is clear: $5,000 has been pledged to encourage gifts between now and the end of the year. Support NEXT now through a gift online. It’s quick and easy, two minutes, tops. Any amount can make a difference.

If you prefer to pay by check, make checks payable to Village Presbyterian Church with “NEXT” in the memo line and mail to: Village Church, Attn. Tom Are, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.

The leadership of NEXT is on board; are you? There are just a few days left in 2014. Let’s finish strong and help 2015 be our best year ever.

Blessings of Christmastide,

MaryAnn McKibben Dana and Andrew Foster Connors, Co-Chairs, NEXT Church