We are anticipating what God might do IN and THROUGH us as we unfold this NEW LIFE vision. Do you still have questions about the role that you can play? Here are some FAQs that might bring more clarity.
First and foremost, we are asking that you pray and seek God’s leading on what he is asking of you. Prepare your heart to hear him, and then listen to what he says. Engage in a Group during this season if you haven’t already engaged in one. Engage in personal reflection with God in the NEW LIFE guide as you track along with the NEW LIFE message series. Talk with your group, your spouse, your family, friends, or others about what this commitment will mean for this next exciting season of your life. We are asking that you make a commitment to gospel-driven, Jesus-centered generosity – generosity that wells up from the new life within you. Follow his leading. Finally, prepare to be amazed. We serve an awesome God, and we anticipate he will move in huge ways as we seek an unprecedented result from our collective NEW LIFE commitments – something only God can do. Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday, November 19, and prepare to experience a worship service that will be a defining moment for our church and for our own faith.
During this two-year period, every contribution to God through Venture is a contribution to our NEW LIFE generosity initiative. Every aspect of the vision God is calling us towards for the next two years will be funded through NEW LIFE. There will not be separate funds for the ministry fund, building fund, or other special projects.
Every gift will go into the same fund and will fuel all of our NEW LIFE initiative priorities. Our historic mission partnerships, ministries, and special NEW LIFE projects will all be made possible through these donations.
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards NEW LIFE. You might have some stocks, real estate, or other items of personal property that you wish to give. Or you may have other types of stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that he might be calling you to give out of during this time. If you have questions regarding how to make these types of gifts, please contact Daniel Shelton at or 317-846-9828, and he would be honored to help.
We are asking that everyone make a two-year commitment. The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our First Big Give on the weekend of December 3, 2023, and will culminate in December of 2025.
NEW LIFE was designed specifically with you in mind. It is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to not only give regularly to the church’s general fund but also asked to give to a special project or building fund – creating TWO steps for people who aren’t yet giving. By doing a “one fund” initiative with NEW LIFE, we’re saying that every dime that is given to Venture over the next two years goes toward NEW LIFE. So you don’t need to already be a regular giver to participate. NEW LIFE is a call to sacrificial, gospel-centered generosity for absolutely everyone at Venture. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game and commit to the work God is doing. We really hope you will.
NEW LIFE is about the vision of our church. We believe that the local church is one of the most compelling missions to give toward, and we would really love for you to make Venture your home and join us in NEW LIFE. If you are ready for it, this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church.