Way back in October we started a series called “Get Loud-Let’s Actually Change Our World”. We spent five weeks sharing the Mosaic story . . . past, present, and future. Whether we were talking about global missions and church planting, orphan care, or new campuses and buildings, the message was the same. We actually believe that we can change the world. That’s not a slogan for Mosaic Church, it’s a reality.
As we looked ahead to the vision over the next couple of years, we talked honestly and openly about the financial resources needed to bring that expanded vision into reality. We challenged everyone who calls Mosaic home to step into fearless generosity.
And you did.
On Commitment Weekend, and the weeks surrounding it, we were blown away by the number of people jumping into giving in a new way. Some for first time ever, others taking huge steps of faith to expand their already generous nature. Commitments and expected giving for the next two years now total over 8.9 million dollars with more commitments still arriving.
On First Give Weekend, we asked you to consider kick starting your new normal with a special gift. A typical weekend at Mosaic will see an offering right around $50,000. That’s been our norm for most of 2015. But on First Give Weekend, you gave $414,000 . . . in one weekend! That’s insane! You guys are crazy! Not only that, but you continued to give fearlessly throughout the month of December, giving nearly $800,000 in one month. Again, an average month used to be around $200,000.
This crazy-fearless generosity allows the Elders to move forward with the purchase of our new building which will triple our capacity and catalyze the next decade of our growth both in Winter Garden/Oakland and beyond to new campuses that will spring up from our new home base. Plans are coming along well for the Rt. 50 property, and if all goes well, we’ll moving in by late fall, 2016.
Thank you so much for believing in the vision set out. Now let’s go actually change our world.
Let’s Get Loud!