Acts 1:8 Appeal
Results of the Appeal
A big MAHALO to everyone who contributed and made pledges to the Acts 1:8 Appeal. As of September 4, we have received a total of $1.2M in pledges! Praise God for the generosity of His people! This is a year-long appeal, which runs from August 2016 to August 2017. If you have not made a pledge but would like to participate, please pick up a pledge card from the Front Desk, or call 808-532-1111 and request for one to be mailed to you.
Why We Are Doing the Appeal
Jesus tells His disciples in Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
These were our Lord’s last recorded words on earth, and they form both a promise and a challenge that apply to those who follow Him today every bit as much as it did to those who would become “the church” as described in the Book of Acts.
Time and again our church has listened for God’s leading, stepped out in faith, and experienced results well beyond our human abilities, and often surpassing our human understanding.
And so we embark on the next chapter of our faith journey, engaging as empowered witnesses intent on sharing and exhibiting the love of Christ in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and to the very ends of the earth.
Time and again God has proven faithful to provide what only He can, but we must also do our part. The goal of the Acts 1:8 Appeal is to release the final shackles of debt associated with our move to Ko’olau ten years ago, and to position ourselves for continued growth and witnessing in the years to come.
WATCH THE VIDEO for the vision behind the ACTS 1:8 APPEAL.
Click here to read the brochure with an overview of the Acts 1:8 Appeal.
Click here to read frequently asked questions about the Appeal.
What’s the difference between "debt" and "deficit"?
The launch of the ACTS 1:8 APPEAL made some people ask, "What’s the difference between "church debt" and "church deficit"? CLICK HERE TO READ Executive Coordinator Ron Mathieu’s response to this question and other financial-related questions that we hope will give you a better perspective on this.