Archive for Generosity

What Does Your Heart Break For?

We’ve been continuing in this great series at Community called The Leader Within.  In this four-week series we’ve been talking about the Heart of a Leader, the Vision of a Leader, the Struggle of a Leader, and this weekend we’ll be talking about the Legacy of a Leader.  Click on any one of these titles to view the message online. […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Life After the Shopping Fast…

This past Saturday (2 days ago) marked the six month point since I announced my shopping fast back on February 9 and thus the “finish line” of this amazing journey.  A friend of mine and I were at a small group barbeque Friday night, so we stayed out until the clock struck midnight and went […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, August 11th, 2008

A Generous Surprise This Morning…

This past weekend when I was campus pastoring at the Yellow Box, my left shoe (in the pic at the right) fell apart just before it was time to start the services Saturday night.  These shoes are my favorite shoes – the only brown sandals I have!  I bought them at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tulsa […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Take the 10-for-10 Worship Challenge!

If you joined us for our celebration services this weekend at Community, you likely heard about our 10-for-10 Worship Challenge.  Hundreds of people at Community have committed to give 10 percent for 10 weeks as their worship to God as part of this challenge!  And those who are already giving 10 percent are giving above […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, July 28th, 2008

OMG! Don’t miss this weekend!

I can’t give away too much yet, but you are not going to want to miss this weekend’s service!  Make sure you are at one of our Community locations this weekend for the second week in our series, “omg!”  This week is none other than “Why Give?”  I can assure you, it will change the […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Half the price…

I’m always looking for a good deal… Good deals allow us to be wiser spenders and more generous givers.  I was having breakfast with a friend of mine, and I couldn’t believe what was before my eyes – one of the best good deals for orange juice and it’s so simple! Alright, so maybe I’m the only […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, July 21st, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad is my favorite person in the world – well, in addition to my mom of course.    My dad not only taught me everything I know about finances, frugality, and generosity – but he also taught me a lot about where to find the best barbecued ribs.  This pic was taken last summer […]

Posted by: Julie on Saturday, July 12th, 2008

What’s your story?

Today I sent out an email to all those who attended our Generosity Conference at Community this past February… Let me also post it here so others of you can chime in with stories of life change and become aware of opportunities available to you as you continue in your journey of generosity…. Hello Generous […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Reallocate: Who gets paid first?

I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot lately – the subect of reallocation.  When a person really begins to ‘get’ generosity, then their whole life starts to look different.  Their checkbook of course looks different, but so does their Outlook calendar and so does their thoughts and their language.  Know what I mean? So […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Why We Invest in the Jesus Mission

This weekend I was reminded once again what an incredible group of staff and leaders we have here at Community.  This past weekend our NewThing team hosted what we call our ‘Hitchhikers’ Guide to Multi-Site.’  We had over 45 pastors and leaders from churches all across the country come to Community this weekend to observe and […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008