Enter In is an invitation. Inviting someone to give is a transformational appeal versus a transactional appeal. Inviting someone to give is inviting them to Enter In “…to the joy of your Lord.”
The recovery from our recent global pandemic has spun itself in several different directions. Culture has shifted in ways that we could have never imagined in March of 2020. The fall of 2021 will mark a new season for most churches in our country. Churches will continue to see more and more people gathering for worship as we continue to get further removed from the negative effects of COVID-19. There will be an even greater sense of optimism in the country and in our churches.
In the Parable of the Three Servants, ‘Enter In’ was an opportunity given to each of these servants. In this parable the landowner puts three of his servants in charge of his wealth by giving them each a portion to work with. We know what each did with the money entrusted to them. Two of the servants invested the money and the landowner was very pleased. So pleased with the first two that he gave each of them the same reward and affirmed them by saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”
In this parable, Jesus is the landowner and we are the servants with resources He has put in our hands. We have the opportunity to be faithful with these resources and if we choose to do so our reward will be to enter into the joy of our Lord.
Enter In…is an invitation for each person in your church to choose whether they will embrace the opportunity to be a faithful servant.
Enter In…is an invitation for the church to catch a vision of what more can be accomplished if a group of faithful servants unite themselves.
Enter In…is also an invitation for leaders and staff to grow in their giving and generosity which allows them to lead with authenticity.