The definition of legacy is simple enough. It’s leaving something behind that will impact future generations. But the question I continually find myself asking is, “what does it mean to leave a legacy” and “what exactly is the impact of legacy.” Let me share with you what it means to me. A vital part of leaving a legacy is investing in a vision, or a dream, of which I may not, at least with my physical eyes, see its conclusion. Legacy gives vision longevity. It has a voice and a powerful one at that; it continues to speak long after the speaker is gone.
We all have this opportunity. Each one of us has a story that reflects our legacy. How were you impacted? Who came alongside you to lift you, to encourage you, to invest in you, to change your life? The richness of one’s story is leaving a legacy. That is what it means to leave a legacy. Are you willing to pass on this part of yourself through legacy? Together, it means working in a synchronistic harmony, creating a beautiful and resonant symphony, with each of us doing our part for the good we can do “now” for the future good of those who follow after us.
The longevity of this vision means that those who come after us will be empowered to reach, teach, heal, and care for those who, if we had not left a legacy, might have been missed, forgotten, and overlooked. Leaving a legacy means that the work will continue so that others will be allowed to receive the same life, the same love, the same hope, and the same grace that we have received and embraced.
The impact is Jesus. Ultimately, all of us who’ve decided to leave a legacy have let go of the need for personal prominence as we work together for the common good of the entire body of Christ! The impact that has resonated so powerfully with me is that leaving a legacy isn’t so my name will be remembered, but that his name will never be forgotten. Not so that I will be honored, but that he will forever be honored, the one who gave his life, so that we could have life.
Ultimately family isn’t that why we leave a legacy so that the world might know that Jesus is the only begotten son of God, that He is the firstborn of many brethren (that’s us), and that they may know him and our Father who sent him? And just like Jesus, Legacy is a powerful voice that continues to speak long after the speaker is gone. That’s the heart of it.
Legacy is our annual giving above and beyond our tithe to help fulfill the vision of our church. Every year Pastor Larry shares the vision for the year and asks us to pray and ask God what part He wants us to play.
Legacy giving this year will be focusing on architect and engineering plans for the property we purchased.
The commitment is for 9 months starting in the beginning of December 2021 through the end of August 2022.
You can also join Legacy anytime throughout the year. However, all commitments will conclude at the end of August 2022.
There are typically two ways that people participate in Legacy. The first way is through automated weekly or monthly giving. The second way people give is through a one time donation.
If you would like to give towards Legacy you can click on the Make A Commitment or Give Today links on this webpage.