What is ALL IN?
BattleCreek is known in our community for deep Biblical teaching, caring for the vulnerable, reaching and equipping the Next Generation, and bringing the light of the Gospel to Tulsa, America and the World. For the last 18 years, God’s hand has been uniquely on this church, and we are just getting started.
Ready to jump ALL IN?
Frequently Asked Questions
During this two-year period, every contribution to God through BattleCreek is a contribution to our All In initiative. Every aspect of the ministry vision God is calling us towards for the next two years will be funded through All In. There will not be separate funds. Every gift made will go into the same fund and will be our All In giving. Therefore, every weekend becomes a day to celebrate and contribute towards what God is doing in us and through us to help people go All In on their Journey with Christ.
First and foremost, we are asking you pray and seek God’s leading on what He is asking of you. Prepare your heart to hear Him, and then listen to what He says. Engage in a Community Group during this season, if you haven’t already. Spend time in personal reflection with God in the All In Guidebook you receive. Talk with your spouse, your family, or others about what this commitment will mean for this next exciting season of your life. We are asking that you make a sacrificial commitment to gospel-centered generosity – whatever it is that God leads you to do. Follow His leading. Finally, we ask that you prepare to be amazed. It is an awesome God we serve. He is moving in huge ways, and we anticipate an unprecedented impact from our collective All In commitments – something only God can do. Please mark your calendar for Commitment Sunday, November 14, and prepare to experience a life-changing worship service that will forever be remembered as a defining moment for our church and for our own faith.
We are asking everyone make a two-year commitment, which is 24 months. The fulfillment period for your commitment will begin with our First Big Give on the weekend of December 5, 2021 and it will culminate in December of 2023.
All In is about your total, radical, sacrificial generosity to God’s mission at BattleCreek. We believe that God calls us to action in times of hardship just as much as He does in times of abundance, and that looks different for every person. But All In is about a heart change – one that is only accomplished by surrendering our lives completely over to God in this area of giving. So that may mean that you are being challenged to sell things, to pick up odd jobs, or even to trust God in faith by making a commitment that you don’t quite know how to fulfill right now but that you believe God will provide for as you seek for ways to sacrifice and work towards that commitment. We would like for 100% of us to be a part of All In so that we can all be supporting, loving, encouraging, and praying for one another through this spiritually- stretching season at BattleCreek.
If you are someone currently seeking to make payments to pay off debt right now, we commend you for making progress on that. And you should continue to do so. We would be happy to help you in this journey and/or to recommend a budgeting class that might minister to you. Being in debt does not, however, make someone “excused” from giving. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you; rather, it’s about what God wants for you. So it should be our joy and privilege to give at all times. Please contact us at [email protected] if you need assistance with this or if you would like to speak with a budgeting counselor, and we would be honored to help.
All In was crafted specifically with you in mind. All In is a “one fund” generosity initiative, meaning that it is different from a traditional capital campaign where you are called to give an extra gift above and beyond your normal giving – thus creating TWO STEPS for people who aren’t yet giving. All In is a call to sacrificial, gospel-centered generosity for absolutely everyone at BattleCreek. If you have never given before, this is your chance to get in the game with a committed sacrifice.
All In is about the vision for our church and our personal discipleship in giving as followers of Jesus. We believe that the local church is one of the most compelling missions to give towards, and we would really love for you to make BattleCreek your home and join us in All In. If you are ready for it, this is a perfect time for you to put a stake in the ground and make this your church. We need you on the team!
Great question. People take different spiritual steps at different times. Some people begin praying before they begin attending church. Others begin going to a Community Group before they begin talking to God in prayer. Giving is another spiritual step, and it comes at different times for different people. One thing is for sure, however. Just like other spiritual disciplines, giving draws us closer to God. And God is calling ALL of us to give. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:19 Whether you have taken the spiritual step of baptism or not, we would encourage you to still join us in this All In initiative. We firmly believe it will draw you closer to God and hopefully to a place where you are ready to make the decision to become baptized and to surrender your life to the Lordship of Christ.