Celebrate Generosity on October 16: A day where we celebrate the Lord's goodness and our anniversary as a church. And there are a few things that are unique about that day: (1) we gather all our churches, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura, to celebrate, worship Jesus, and enjoy each other and (2) we invest 100% of our offering that comes in that morning and the following week to our justice, compassion and reproducing church initiatives.
As a regular opportunity for us to flex our “generosity muscles” as a family of churches, we’ve committed to taking every penny that comes in on Anthem’s anniversary week, and pouring it into local and global initiatives that we’ve partnered in ministry with.
Over the last seven years of Celebrate Generosity, we’ve seen wells dug to give clean water to thousands, dormitories built to house kids rescued out of trafficking in Thailand, churches planted in Camarillo, San Diego, Ventura, Downey and the SF Valley, church buildings built in Nepal, pastoral ministries supported in Nepal, orphanages supported, missionaries sent, and the list goes on and on. We have been blown away with the response year after year, and are incredibly grateful to see God use these funds in so many beautiful ways.
We unashamedly invite everyone to consider giving more than they’ve given before, to get creative with fundraising, etc. on this one week of the year where we can put Jesus on display through how we pour out finances to others around us.
As we turn our attention to this year, we want every person who calls Anthem home to make a point to join us for our anniversary party in October to celebrate God's grace and work in the Anthem family of churches. You'll be hearing more int he coming weeks about our different initiatives and ministries are pouring into. We cannot wait to see how God uses his church to bless others!