WHAT IS A RADICAL IMPACT PROJECT?
A Radical Impact Project is a long-time feature of Good Shepherd’s congregational life. It’s when we attempt something big and bold on behalf of the most vulnerable among us. Our Radical Impact Projects have focused primarily on victims & survivors of human trafficking and global hunger.
WHAT IS NO LONGER SLAVES ABOUT?
It’s about our church doing the nonsensical thing of giving away an ENTIRE SUNDAY’S OFFERING (March 24) to our partners in the fight against the rape-for-profit industry that is the scourge of the modern world.
REALLY? WHO ARE OUR PARTNERS?
We will divide our giving equally between our international and domestic partners. Our international partner is the International Justice Mission, the largest organization of its kind in the world. Their work focuses in places such as India, Guatemala, and Cambodia. Our domestic partners – those who battle sex trafficking in the Carolinas – are Lily Pad Haven and Justice Ministries. Our partners have been vetted by dedicated members of the Good Shepherd Board.
HAVE WE EVER DONE THIS BEFORE?
Three previous Radical Impact Projects in 2007, 2010, and 2013 have generated over $700,000 in giving for this cause.
IN THE LIGHT OF THAT, WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
Our Challenge Goal is that the people at all Good Shepherd campuses and venues will give $100,000 on March 24. Our Miracle Goal is that we will give $125,000 to free girls and boys from human trafficking.
WHAT IF MY GIVING IS ALREADY SCHEDULED ONLINE?
If that’s you, THANK YOU. Your planned and strategic giving through online portals has helped our church have strong financial health. Your regularly scheduled gift that comes in the week of the 24th will automatically go to this project. HOWEVER, we know that many of you will want to give above that scheduled amount and so we will have a worshipful moment of generosity at the close of all our services on Sunday. Our pastoral team already knows of many people planning to augment their regular, weekly giving.
WHEN WILL WE KNOW THE RESULTS?
That’s one more reason to come to church on Sunday, March 31 for the launch of “The Jesus Effect.”