Frequently Asked Questions
First and foremost, we are asking that you pray and seek God’s leading of obedience in your life. Prepare your heart to hear Him and then do what He says. Engage in a disciple group during this season, engage in personal reflection with God in the 10:10 Life journal that you received during the 10:10 Life series. Talk with your spouse, your family or others about what this commitment will mean for this next season of your life.
We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to gospel-centered generosity – whatever it is that God is leading you towards. 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 move in huge ways and we anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective 10:10 Life commitments – something only God can do.
We are asking that everyone make a two-year commitment, which is 24 months. The fulfillment period for your commitment began with our First Big Give on the weekend of December 1/4, 2022 and it will culminate in December of 2024.
You may have been a part of church giving initiatives in the past during which you were asked to give a second gift “above and beyond” your usual gifts to make special initiatives like new buildings and new ministries possible.
Normally, you gave that gift to a “Building Fund” and you also continued to give offerings to the “General Fund.”
At Eleven22, we believe that it is all ONE MISSION that we’re on – as a movement for ALL people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. So, we want to encourage all of us to unleash our generosity towards that mission.
This 10:10 Life discipleship journey will last for two years. In those two years, every gift that is given to The Church of Eleven22 will go to the three key components of 10:10 Life: Church Life, Eternal Life and Abundant Life.
During this two-year period, every contribution to God through The Church of Eleven22 is a contribution to our 10:10 Life Initiative.
Every aspect of the ministry vision God is calling us towards for the next two years will be funded through 10:10 Life. There will not be separate funds. Every gift made will go into the same fund and will be our 10:10 Life giving.
Therefore, every weekend becomes a day to celebrate and contribute towards what God is doing in us and through us to help ALL people discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Be creative as you explore ways you and your family can give towards 10:10 Life. You might have stocks, property or other items of that nature. Or you may have stored resources that God has blessed you with in the past that He just might 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 would be happy to help you with that. You can contact Anna Orgunov at email@example.com.
10:10 Life is about your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to God’s mission at The Church of Eleven22. 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. But 10:10 Life is about a heart change – one that is only accomplished by surrendering our lives completely over to God in this area of giving.
God may be calling you to make 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 ways to sacrifice and work towards that commitment. It is not about the size of the gift, but your obedience towards what God is calling you to in this season.
The primary goal of this discipleship journey is 100% participation of every person that considers The Church of Eleven22 home.
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 be happy to help you in this journey and/or to recommend a budgeting class that might minister to you. Being in debt does not, however, make someone “excused” from giving. Giving is not 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 with this or if you would like to speak with a budgeting counselor and we would be honored to help.
10:10 Life was crafted specifically with you in mind. 10:10 Life is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving – thus creating two steps for people who aren’t yet giving. 10:10 Life is a call to sacrificial, gospel-centered generosity for absolutely everyone at The Church of Eleven22.
If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game with a committed sacrifice. We really hope you will.
10:10 Life 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 Church of Eleven22 your home and join us in 10:10 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.
Great question. People take different spiritual steps at different times. Some people begin praying before they begin attending church.
Others begin going to a disciple group before they begin talking to God in prayer. Giving is another spiritual step and it comes at different times for different people.
One thing is for sure, however just like other spiritual disciplines, giving draws us closer to God. And God is calling all of us to give. (Matthew 6:19)
Whether you have taken the spiritual step of baptism or whether you haven’t yet, we would encourage you to still join us in this 10:10 Life Initiative. We firmly believe that it will draw you closer to God and hopefully to a place where you are ready to make the decision to be baptized.