Love Your Stateline 7-Day Challenge
Who can you show love to these next 7 days?
Maybe an essential worker, unemployed, elderly, neighbor, family member, single parent, sick, friend, you decide!
A message from Gregg Giamalva…
If you were at Stateline at the beginning of the year, we started with a series called, “Greatest Year Ever” that looked at the Greatest Commandment from Matthew 22. Ironically, some of you may be thinking, this is the WORST year ever! However, if you recall what we talked about, the thing that will make this year great is not our circumstances but rather knowing our PURPOSE. Good news – your purpose is defined for you by Jesus. You don’t have to wonder or search for it! First, you are to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Second, you are to love your neighbor as yourself. If you make living out this command your central focus, it is the ONE thing that changes EVERYTHING and truly leads to the Greatest Year Ever.
Yes, it is still possible to have that because regardless of WHAT 2020 holds, we know WHO holds 2020!
So, as a church, we figured that we won’t let a virus stop us from living this out! So, we are going to do a 7-day “Love Your Stateline” challenge to show that we will rise above our circumstances and live out our purpose. We will love God and others in real, simple, and tangible ways!
Starting April 30th and for 7 days in a row, I’m asking ALL of you to commit to doing at least 4 of these challenges. I understand that some of you won’t be able to do them all, but you can do some, if not most. The beauty of these challenges is that anyone, at any stage of life, can do them. They can be done as families, alone, young, old and everything in-between.
Each day has a word connected to it that describes what we will do. You can CLICK HERE to open up the list of each day’s challenge and for a list of ideas on how to accomplish it.
- Let me give you one example: On May 5th, the challenge is to BUILD. We know that senior citizens are among the most vulnerable to the virus and are staying in; not to mention that since many of them are isolated, they are lonely. So, we will BUILD care kits that we will deliver to a nursing home to bring hope and love their way!
Stateline Church will ALWAYS be the type of church that lives outside the walls of a building and brings love to the world around us. This is who we are and the way we will live! The reality is that we are all in this together. God has you reading this right now to be an agent of hope. Together, we can be a movement that leaves an impact in one short week.
Here are your next steps…
- If you can commit to doing at least 4 of these challenges, let us know! Click the link HERE to register you and/or your family.
- Use the hashtag #LoveYourStateline and share what you are doing. It can be videos, pictures, etc. This will encourage others to see the power of us working together. You can also share your story on our website or app.
I’m honored to do this alongside of you! Let’s make it the Greatest Year Ever!