ALL IN FAQ's about Giving
If we are committing to ALL IN, how does this change my giving to the general fund, to the Pervasive Hope campaign, or to other Rock initiatives?
During this 2-year period, every contribution to God through Rock Church will be a contribution to our ALL IN initiative. Every aspect of the ministry vision God is calling us towards for the next 2 years will be funded through ALL IN. There will not be a separate Pervasive Hope fund. Every gift made will be counted towards ALL IN. Therefore, every weekend becomes a day to celebrate and contribute towards what God is doing in us and through us to SAVE, EQUIP, and SEND!
What are you asking me to do?
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 LIFE Group during this season—doing LIFE together is better! Make time to engage in personal reflection with God in the ALL IN Booklet you will be receiving. Talk with your spouse, your family, or others about what this commitment will mean for this next exciting season of your life.
We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to radical generosity – whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow His leading.
Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. It is an awesome God that we serve and He is going to show up in huge ways and we anticipate a huge impact from our collective ALL IN commitments. Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday, November 15, and prepare to experience a life-changing worship service! We are trusting this will be a defining moment for our church and for our faith.
Are there additional ways to give more towards ALL IN?
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards ALL IN. You might have some stocks, property, or other items of that nature. Or you may have some stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that He may be calling you to give out of during this time. Please let us know if you need assistance with facilitating gifts of property or stock, and we can assist you with that.
What about designated gifts to specific ministries?
Gifts to a specific Rock ministry or initiative will count towards your ALL IN commitment.
How long is my commitment?
We are asking that everyone make a 2-year commitment, totaling twenty-four months. The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our First Big Give Sunday on December 6 and will culminate in December of 2017.
What if I don't have a job right now? What does that mean for my ALL IN commitment?
ALL IN is about your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to God’s mission at Rock Church. We believe that God calls us to action in times of hardship just as much as He does in times of abundance, and that looks different for every person. We believe God will use ALL IN to bring about a heart change in many as they surrender their lives completely over to God in the area of giving. So that may mean that you are being challenged to sell things, to pick up odd jobs, or even to trust God in faith by making a commitment that you don't quite know how to fulfill right now, but that you believe God will provide for as you seek for. We would like everyone to be apart of ALL IN so that we can all be supporting, loving, encouraging, and praying for one another through this spiritually stretching season at Rock Church.
What if I am severely in debt right now? Am I still supposed to give?
If you are someone currently seeking to make payments to pay off debt right now, we commend you for making progress on that. And you should continue to do so. We would encourage you to go through the Rock Financial Life course classes. (Please log on to sdrock.com/rfl
to find out dates and times for upcoming classes.) Being in debt does not, however, make someone "excused" from giving. Giving isn't about what God wants from you; rather, it's about what God wants for you. So it should be our joy and privilege to give at all times. Please contact us if you need assistance or if you would like to speak with a budgeting counselor; we would be honored to help.
What if I have never even given to Rock Church before?
ALL IN was crafted specifically with you in mind. ALL IN is a "one fund" generosity initiative; it’s different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving. ALL IN is a call to radical, sacrificial generosity for absolutely everyone at Rock Church. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game with a radical sacrifice.
What if I am new around here?
If you are new, welcome to the Rock Church family! We want to encourage you to sign up soon for the LIFE Class which unpacks our unique discipleship pathway for personal transformation in relationships, ministry, stewardship, and evangelism. You’ll learn about our mission and vision, learn how God uniquely designed you, and become a member of Rock Church. Log on to sdrock.com/lifeclass
for more information.
We would also encourage you to join a LIFE Group. We believe that real life change happens best in the context of authentic relationships. Our LIFE Groups are small groups that meet weekly in locations all around our county and provide a place for you to connect, grow, and share life with others. Log on to sdrock.com/lifegroups
to find your LIFE Group today!
ALL IN is about the vision for our church. We believe that the local church is one of the most compelling missions to give towards, and we would really love for you to make The Rock your home and join us in ALL IN. 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. We need you on the team!
ALL IN - One Fund
You may have taken part in church campaigns in the past to which you were invited to give a second gift “over and above” your usual gift in order to make special initiatives like new buildings and new ministries possible. There was a “general fund” for ongoing ministries, and a separate “building fund,” or “campaign fund” designated for capital projects and other specific needs. While this approach has served us well, we also recognize the potential for confusion; it required an explanation to make clear which “fund” did what and not everyone was able to participate. It’s time for a change! ALL IN will be our unifying commitment as a church to generosity. For the next 2 years, everything we do will be a part of ALL IN. Everyone can get on board and participate.
We are all on ONE MISSION – the mission to save, equip, and send, that Pervasive Hope may be established on every street, for every person in San Diego and beyond. And we are excited to introduce ONE FUND, a single fund that will unify the generosity of everyone at Rock Church.
Over the coming weeks you will be invited to make ONE COMMITMENT. We are trusting that God will reveal what that ONE number is, that will represent your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to the Kingdom over the next 2 years.