Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for most people. During really busy times it is easy to forget important things. Three things Kim and I consider very important are honoring God with our finances, attending church, and serving. If you commit to these three things, then I believe that you have a great summer. I certainly hope you get to spend some time away on vacation and get spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically renewed. But make sure that the time you spend disconnecting serves you by making you more connected to Jesus. Stay faithful while you are in town this summer.
One way to stay connected even when you are out of town is by automating your giving. The things we automate in our lives get done. If you want to save for your kid’s college education, you make it automatic. If you want to save for retirement, you automate it through your employer. If you want to honor God in your giving, you can automate that too. By automating your giving, you help Avalon Church maintain a strong commitment to the mission of God even when many people are away during summer vacation times.
Here’s why it is important.
1. Automation communicates prioritization. When you make something automatic, you remove emotion from the decision. You do it because it’s important and because you truly want to, not just because you feel like it. By setting up your giving automatically, you make sure that your giving is consistent and faithful.
2. Automation trumps determination. Having determination is good, but even the most determined person can be forgetful. Let’s face it, when we are out of town we are really busy and distracted. But by making your giving automatic, you make sure that you stay involved in the mission of God for your life. It is great and it is convenient! Automation beats determination every time.
You can set up your giving automatically by going to this link. It is simple and easy and takes all the hassle out of it.
Or if you like the convenience of our "text to give" option, you can text this number (1-888-406-0426) and set it up as well.
I hope you are having a great summer and are getting fired up for Jesus!