Live Generous, Live Light, Live Marked
A firebrand is a declaration of identity and a testament of belonging. It’s how you mark something you own. There is a profound strength that comes when you embrace your identity as a son or daughter, marked by God, carrying His name.
As we end this year, filling our hearts with gratitude for what God has done and fresh vision for all that is ahead, we do so examining what it is to truly be marked by God, to carry His name, and the undeniable truth that we bear His brand. It’s not just about claiming the name; it’s about living it out with every fiber of our being. We’ll explore the transformative power of living generously, lightly, and with a heart that says, “Everything I own is a gift from God.”
Throughout these coming weeks, as we head toward giving weekend on December 3rd, we’ll embark on a journey of generosity, stewardship, and hearing from God as we seek to make our indelible imprint on the world by living marked and leaving His mark.
Before unlocking the dreams we have in our heart as a church, we give a sacrificial gift to support outreach partners making a difference all over the world. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of all the grants we have pledged to give from this Firebrand offering.
$20,000 – Charity:Water
Charity:Water brings clean and safe drinking water to people around the world. As a church, we have helped bring 23 water systems to communities in Cambodia, India, and Malawi and this grant will bring two more.
$20,000 – A21 South African
Freedom Center Freedom Centers provide survivors of human trafficking with holistic aftercare services, equipping them with the skills and resources required to achieve stabilization, restoration, independence, and integration into community.
$20,000 – Samaritan’s Purse
Samaritan’s Purse provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. This grant will help meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
$20,000 – God Behind Bars
Through the PandoApp, God Behind Bars provides free sermons, worship, and more for hundreds of thousands of inmates. This grant will help get the PandoApp installed on even more tablets so more inmates can receive the Word of God.
$20,000 – Promise686
Promise686 equips churches to support local foster and adopting families. This grant will help continue their support services through their Family Advocacy Ministry and adoption grants.
$20,000 – Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope has a passion for feeding the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach, and disaster response. This grant will help support U.S. and International Disaster Response, bringing team members and food to communities who need it most.
$15,000 – Believe Academy
Believe Academy provides communities in Nicaragua with access to opportunities and resources that help children reach their potential. This grant will help fund the purchase of a house to help reach and serve more children.
$15,000 – OneChild Happy
Horizons Children’s Ranch Happy Horizons is dedicated to rescuing and transforming the lives of sexually trafficked children in the Philippines. This grant is going towards 24-hour care, professional trauma counseling, three healthy meals a day, a Christian education, a team of social workers to help these children move forward in their court cases.
$15,000 – New Living Israel
This grant will help support the efforts to reach children and youth with the Gospel of Jesus through weekly services, events, and conferences.
$10,000 – Hope Heals Hope
Heals Camp 2024 Hope Heals Camp is a week-long retreat and yearround community offering rest, resources, and relationships to families experiencing disabilities. This grant will help fund Hope Heals Camp 2024.
$10,000 – ARC
ARC prepares and resources church planters through training, resourcing, and creating environments where they can build lifelong relationships with other church planters. This grant will help support their mission.
$20,000 – The Friendship Center | Helena
Support for the 13-room shelter, which includes providing emergency shelter when The Friendship Center is full, crisis intervention, safety planning, and case management to clients.
$20,000 – Helena Food Share | Helena
Support for the 1,400 families who access the pantry to ensure healthy and nutritious options.
$15,000 – Flathead Warming Center | Kalispell
Support the work of The Warming Center.
$10,000 – Gallatin Valley Food Bank | Bozeman
Assist with food purchases to serve clients throughout Southwest Montana.
$10,000 – Union Gospel Mission | Portland
Serve over 600 unique homeless individuals in the Union Gospel Mission winter shelter.
$10,000 – North Valley Food Bank | Whitefish
Provide holiday meals for over 500 families.
$10,000 – Absolute Ministries | Kalispell
Help provide group and individual counseling to men coming out of inpatient rehab.
$10,000 – Loving One Another | Portland
Provide personal hygiene kits, shoes, clothing, medical and wound care, outdoor gear, and transportation for the homeless community
$10,000 – Community Kitchen Feeding The Flathead | Kalispell
Help provide nutritious food and meal supplies for hungry people in the Flathead Valley.
$10,000 – Rescue Mission of Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City
Purchase a new van for Seek and Rescue, and transport members of the program to church and mission activities.
$10,000 – HER Campaign | Billings
Provide food for women in HER Campaign’s 12-month programs.
$20,000 – CSKT Families First | Polson
Provide support services to help make homes safer and more secure for families and children.
$20,000 – Kalispell HEART Program | Kalispell
Expand the capacity to meet needs of students and families in the Flathead Valley by providing school supplies, hygiene products, gas cards, temporary one-time-rent assistance, and more.
$10,000 – Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project | Bozeman
Bolster programs through transportation, adventures, workshop supplies, food, and insurance.
$10,000 – Hope Pregnancy Ministries | Kalispell
Assist in the onboarding of a nurse practitioner in the Well Woman Care program.
$10,000 – Jeff’s Shoe Challenge | Portland
Serve kids and families in underserved communities through a drive which includes new shoes, school supplies, backpacks, socks, tablets, gift cards, and more.
$10,000 – Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools | Billings
Award teachers with the ability to foster innovative and engaging classroom opportunities.
$10,000 – Pregnancy Caring Center of Gallatin Valley | Bozeman
Provide mental health assistance through professional counseling for pregnant moms.
$10,000 – Helping Hands | Polson
Provide supplies for Blessing Bags, Holiday Hands, and backpacks.
$10,000 – Center for Counseling & Education | Jackson
Provide support to Choose Life Marketing which reaches abortion-minded women with an opportunity to confirm a pregnancy via ultrasound, and provide supportive pregnancy counseling.
$10,000 – Sparrow’s Nest | Kalispell
Support facility maintenance, student expenditures, and the best possible care for unaccompanied homeless minors throughout the Flathead Valley.
$10,000 – Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone | Billings
Assist in the reopening of the Castle Rock Clubhouse, which will enroll 150 elementary, middle, and high school students.
$20,000 – Pregnancy Resource Center | Salt Lake City
Support the redesign the center to better accommodate the increase in clients, including garage redesign, additional spaces for parenting classes, a new baby boutique, a client bathroom, and more.
$20,000 – Echoz | Great Falls
Support the remodel of their building to include two exam rooms, a second ultrasound room, a fatherhood room, and a community center for group classes.
$20,000 – Great Falls Rescue Mission | Great Falls
Replace the industrial walk-in freezer at the men’s shelter.
$10,000 – Greater Impact | Bozeman
Aid in the purchase of a women’s recovery house.
$10,000 – LaVie | Billings
Build a baby boutique in the new clinic.
$10,000 – Lighthouse Christian Home | Kalispell
Help remodel the kitchen with new countertops and more.
Request a Firebrand Kit
Your Firebrand Kit includes:
- A Firebrand booklet with a breakdown of outreach grants, vision for the year ahead, and a Fresh Life annual report.
- A Firebrand hangtag to serve as a reminder when you see it to pray over your Firebrand gift and all God has in store for the coming year.
- A card and envelope for you to return your gift at the end of the series.
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