“Our hope is that local community groups will attempt great things for the
glory of God and the good of the city as we seek to serve like Jesus.” ~ Reality L.A.
(on why they set aside $20K for community groups to use to touch their community)
- Jesus talked more about money than anything else except the Kingdom of God
- Jesus talked more about money than He did about Heaven and Hell combined
- Of the 39 parables Jesus told, 11 of them deal with the issue of money
- In the gospel of Luke, 1 out of every 7 verses talk about money (that is staggering to me!)
How we handle money is not a side issue to Jesus, it is a central issue! How we handle money is not separate from our spiritual life, it shows our spiritual life.
“I can see more about the spirituality of a man by reading through his checkbook than I can by reading through his prayer book.” ~ D. L. Moody
“But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” (1Ti 6:8-10)
Jesus said it: “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.” (Luke 16:9)
It means we care more about people than money. Let’s live it out. Here is a church that is doing that!!
Missional GrantThis summer, Reality LA has set aside $20,000 for our new Missional Grant program. This program is intended to encourage and equip RLA community groups to reach out on mission to their local communities. We want to financially equip groups to plan projects beyond what their own resources could normally afford.
In making the grant available, we want to communicate to the value of your partnership in the ministry of the Gospel. Whether it’s renovating a local care facility, assisting local families, or getting equipment for a local school, we encourage you to be creative in meeting your neighborhood’s needs. Our hope is that local community groups will attempt great things for the glory of God and the good of the city as we seek to serve like Jesus.
Missional grant proposals require a sponsoring community group. Please speak with your CG leader before submitting an application. If you’ve spoken to your leader, you can fill out the applicationhere.