Can one simple church in a small mid-western city help change the world? Can a few thousand hopeful people tackle the big problems of our day? We can. In fact, we do every week. And now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to spark change in both our local and global community through your ongoing generosity. Throughout December, in addition to supporting all of the work God has set before us this year, such as nurturing faith through age-specific formational programming, innovative outreach initiatives, and ongoing pastoral care, a portion of your Joy Box contributions will go towards lighting up homes in Syria—where 6 years of war has left most without electricity.

Could you join our community and help us continue the work that God has set before us by prayerfully considering how you might faithfully contribute this month?

When you give to the Joy Box, you ignite innovation, spark renewal, and kindle hope in both our local and global community.

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Rather than passing the plate during our Gatherings, we instead look to you to find the right time and space to support our life together. There are five ways to do so. You can give throughout our facility at one of many Joy Boxes [cash/check] or Joy Stands [debit/credit cards]. You can also give online [click a green box above], by text, or by downloading an app. Take some time to learn more about each method or access our FAQs. Depending on how you give, you’ll have the option to support the JOY BOX [All Ministry Fund] or one of our other initiatives. Click below for more info.

Total contributions for the month through November 19 are $149,215 and this brings our fiscal year-to-date contributions through the same period to $1,097,945.
Month to DateYear to Date
through 11.19.17through 11.19.17
Ask$198,480$1,184,409
Receive$149,215$1,097,945
Excess/[Shortfall][$49,265][$86,464]

Our approach to finances is simple—allocate heavily to ministry programming and outreach while keeping facility investments to a minimum and avoiding any kind of debt.

Some people might call us thrifty or tight [or perhaps a common west Michigan nationality known for their frugality], but to us, that sounds just about right. This way, when you give to our JOY BOX [All Ministry Fund], you know that your money is going for more than keeping the lights on. It’s the foundation that makes it possible to do the work we were created for.

If you would like to donate through alternative methods, such as stock shares, please contact our Operations Manager at 616.406.3977 or accounting@marshill.org.