Legacy Offering 2020
The Heart Of The Legacy Offering
Every year throughout December we bring a special offering together for missions and church planting that we call the Legacy Offering. 2020 has brought many challenges around the world so now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to make a difference with our generosity. Our global missions partners, missionaries and church planters have labored to bring the Good News in tangible ways this year and our partnership with them has never been more important than it is right now. Thank you, Liberty Church, for your vision and sacrifice.
Our theme this year is I Will Build My Church, from the words of Jesus in Matthew 16.
"I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
This is a special offering, over and above our tithe which is used for the day to day operations of the church. So let’s all commit to giving generously. To give, click the button below and make sure to select Legacy Offering from the drop-down menu.
Check out the video below to hear about the work our Global Missions partners are doing in Mexico, India, Cambodia, Pakistan, and beyond!
In Mexico we have begun helping over 120 churches through a 3-year program called Haciendo Iglesia, designed for churches that feel stuck or need help revitalizing their sense of vision and mission. Paul Andrew is hosting round tables for lead pastors in four major cities including Mexico City and Guadalajara. The program has seen hundreds of churches more than double in size as they learn and grow together, and still has more than 2000 churches on the waiting list to participate.
Our long-term partnership with Binu Thampy in Kolkata, India has yielded incredible fruit including dozens of church plants across the region and neighboring countries, and more recently the launch of Community Centers in the slums of their city. These centers provide skills training that will help young people become employable, while creating jobs for beauticians and tailors, as well as producing quality textiles for sale that help sustain the centre long term. In 2020 our support has also enabled them to provide essential food and supplies to hundreds of at-risk families.
We have been partnering with ICF Cambodia for several years and also have Liberty missionaries on the ground at their campus in Siem Reap. The pandemic has caused extreme hardship for many children and their families and has only made the incredible work of ND Strupler and the ICF team all the more important as they look toward rebuilding their community and their nation.
Through your giving to the Legacy Offering we saw the Generation Worship Center launch in Karachi, Pakistan several years ago but that was just the beginning. Since that time they have planted new churches across the nation, launched ARC Conference Pakistan with 1,000 pastors and leaders in attendance, and mobilized an enormous relief effort during the Covid-19 crisis.
Each year we saw more people from our church answer the calling to serve as full-time missionaries in another city or culture. Across Asia, Africa and Europe we are financially supporting people from our Liberty communities who are serving the poor, refugees, children with disabilities, and the victims of human trafficking. We are proud to support them in their incredible work.
Crisis Response Fund – Every year we set aside funds to enable us to respond with generosity when crises occur around the world. Strategic partnerships with organizations like Convoy of Hope allow us to respond quickly and effectively when disasters occur.
Shaping The Future
Watch the video below to hear about how your generosity is shaping the future of Liberty Church and making a Kingdom impact for years to come!
Manzini Ownership Fund
After years of preparation we are now actively pursuing opportunities for us to purchase land and build permanent facilities for our community centre and Liberty Church Manzini. The community centre is used by over 40 organizations each year to provide help and services to the local community. Ownership will remove the burden of rent from our church community in Africa and make it possible for them to become fully self-sustaining through their local giving which is a testament to their extraordinary community.
Church Planting Residencies
We are a church planting church and each year we are seeing God entrust us with people who have a dream in their heart to plant a church. Our church planting residencies provide an opportunity to experience two to three years of practical ministry experience on the Liberty team. Through that time they lead significant ministries within the church, have opportunities to explore their calling, and develop in their gifts and talents.
Take a look at the video below to hear about all the exciting opportunities in the area of church planting!
We are passionate about church planting and in the last nine years we have not only launched each of our Liberty Church communities with the help of partners like ARC and City To City, but we have sent out planters who’ve started more than a dozen brand new churches. We have also given smaller financial grants to around one hundred church planters both locally and globally.
Our newest Liberty Church community in London, England recently celebrated its first birthday amidst a global shutdown. Yet our community there has only grown and served their city all the more in spite of the challenges 2020 brought them as a new church community. Part of this year’s Legacy Offering will help us reinvest in the continued strength and health of this vibrant and exciting church plant.
Our Downtown Brooklyn community is preparing to extend the house into the Williamsburg neighborhood. If Brooklyn was a city on its own, it would be the fourth largest city in America, so we are excited about the possibilities as we prepare to pioneer our next Brooklyn community as restrictions ease in the new year.
Washington Heights, NYC
In upper Manhattan, Pete & Sierra Vasquez are laying the groundwork to establish a Liberty community in Washington Heights. After nearly three years of training with City To City we are moving forward together in 2021.