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Fayetteville, NC  28312

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pastor-al-and-tava-2016Greeting from Pastor Al & Tava

Dear Covenant Love Family,

In 1991 Tava and I relocated from Dallas, Texas to Fayetteville with a vision of starting a ministry. We were specific in what we desired. So we asked the Lord to give us a church that looked like heaven. In September of the same year, my family and I along with about thirty people gathered for the first service. We met in a supply room located in Sycamore Square Shopping Center. It was there that Covenant Love Church was birthed. Within a month, we outgrew that supply room and moved to Pamalee Plaza on Murchison Road. At that time, we led worship with a cassette tape and people brought their own lawn chairs to service until we could afford seating. It was a humble beginning. However, we just wanted to reach as many people as possible with the message of Christ. Due to continued growth, we were forced to relocate again. This time we broke ground on our own property which is now where our youth and children meet. After exceeding that building’s capacity and going to three services, we moved to our current sanctuary in 2007.

From 33 people in a supply closet in 1991 to thousands of lives being transformed over the last 25 years, one thing has remained the same, God’s faithfulness. The Psalmist declares, “Your faithfulness extends to all generations…” (Psalm 119:90 NLT)  God has consistently honored our prayers by moving the ministry forward. As we have actively pursued His will, the Lord has strategically moved us into position to take another step of faith.

Faith Forward is an initiative that gives us an opportunity to impact more lives.

Faith Forward is an initiative that gives us an opportunity to impact more lives and to see the faithfulness of God in action again. The first phase of Faith Forward will provide more space for our children’s ministry to grow, and create more opportunities for us to do life together. Our heart with every move we make, whether it’s a new Children’s fFacility and Community Fellowship Area or moving from a supply closet to a store front shopping center, is to reach more people, more effectively with the love of God. Our prayer is that as you seek God, He will lead you on how you can partner with us in this first phase of Faith Forward.

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,”
- Deuteronomy 7:9

 

Q & A's for Faith Forward Campaign

  1. What are the goals of this Faith Forward Pledge Campaign?
    • To honor God by expressing our complete trust in Him
    • To invest in the next generation through the new C-Luv Kids building
    • To invest in community through the new Community Fellowship Area
    • To unite around God’s purpose and agenda for our church
    • To raise the funds needed to completely eliminate the debt for these projects
  2. How will the new C-Luv Kids Building be used?
    • new-childrens-building-webWe will have space to provide 10-12 classrooms as well as a new Super Church that will accommodate at least twice as many people as the current space. Also, once the new building is complete for the elementary children, the toddler and preschool classes will be able to have their very own Super Church. This building will provide a safe and loving environment for kids to connect to God through dynamic teaching, authentic worship, and sincere service.
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    • To make the Children's Buildings a more fun learning environment, we will also be implementing a redesign of the lobby, hallway, and classrooms.
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  3. How will the Community Fellowship Area be used?
    • green-space-labels-webThe Community Fellowship Area will provide a fun and relaxing environment for families, small groups, and the congregation to do life together and enjoy community.
       
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  4. When will we begin giving toward our commitment and when will it conclude?
    • This will be a 3-year commitment. We will present the vision to the church on Sunday, January 8th and 15th and take the first “Faith Forward” offering on Sunday, January 22nd.
  5. Why are we asking for a 3-year commitment?
    • We believe this is the amount of time it will take to eliminate the debt that we incur from these projects.
  6. Will this project affect our regular budget?
    • No. This commitment is above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings.
  7. Will I be pressured to commit?
    • Not at all. This commitment is between you and God.
  8. How do I decide how much to give?
    • “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7
    • Pray and seek God’s direction.

Our heart is to reach more people!

 

4 Steps in Moving Our Faith Forward

Step 1: Prayer

Prayer can be described simply as our means of communicating with God. This step is the most important when it comes to experiencing God in any area of our lives. So before even considering giving, pray. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14)

Step 2: Consider the Sacrifice

Know that when God’s hand is in it, He will provide. Therefore whatever amount that He impresses upon your heart to give, trust that the amount will be provided even if the amount seems greater than what you think you could give. Trust in God’s promise is to supply your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)

Step 3: Make the Commitment

When God places it in our hearts to do something, it is up to us to commit ourselves to doing it. Once you have considered the sacrifice, step into the commitment wholeheartedly knowing that God is completely committed to seeing you through.

Step 4: Expect God’s Blessing

God makes it clear in His word that He loves a cheerful giver! So as you decide in your heart to give and make that commitment, rest assured that He will bless you abundantly. “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)

 

Typical Contributions

(Covering a 156-week Period)

(The amounts shown are examples of typical contribution amounts for the sake of demonstrating the impact of these gifts over time.  They do not represent the only set amounts you may wish to commit to.)

Weekly Monthly Annually Total Gifts
(covering 3 years)
 $1.00 $4.33 $52.00 $156.00
 $5.00 $21.67 $260.00 $780.00
 $10.00 $43.33 $520.00 $1,560.00
 $20.00 $86.67 $1,040.00 $3,120.00
 $25.00 $108.33 $1,300.00 $3,900.00
 $50.00 $216.67 $2,600.00 $7,800.00
 $100.00 $433.33 $5,200.00 $15,600.00
 $150.00 $650.00 $7,800.00 $23,400.00
 $250.00 $1,083.33 $13,000.00 $39,000.00
 $500.00 $2,166.67 $26,000.00 $78,000.00
 $1000.00 $4,333.33 $52,000.00 $156,000.00

 

How to Give

To give online or to set up recurring payments, please visit the Giving section under your account on The City.  Please select "Faith Forward" as the Fund and specify your Amount.

Non-City users may use this alternate Giving site.

To Text-to-Give to Faith Forward:

  1. Start a text to 52014
  2. Type: @clc
  3. Include the hashtag #ff to specify that your donation is for Faith Forward
  4. Enter the amount of your donation.
       (For example: @clc #ff 25)
  5. Send!

(For more information about Giving to CLC, please visit our Giving page.)

 

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