In gratitude to God for all he has done for us we take up an offering at the Spring Harvest event. The funds raised are given to other organisations whose work has a link to the theme for the year and to support the work and ministry of Memralife Group.
Over the last 20 years, we've supported 877 charitable organisations, on 6 continents, sharing just over 10 million pounds.
Spring Harvest guests have responded generously to many needs annually since 1979. The beneficiaries are countless. Thank you.
In addition, thousands of people of all ages and abilities have become Christians, been encouraged and inspired, and encountered God. Countless people have been called to all sorts of mission fields, in their homes, churches, communities and around the world. The impact of Spring Harvest over so many years is astounding.
Our heritage is great, but our eyes are on the future. We're asking you to declare that God isn't finished with us yet. These are financially troublesome times, and large events are almost impossible to sustain, but we are confident that God has the future in hand and has more in store for Spring Harvest.
Because we want to continue meeting needs and supporting God's mission for many years to come, this year we'd like to invest 90% of the offering into the future of Spring Harvest and its related ministries.
Amongst varied plans, which will include the ongoing bursary fund for those on low incomes to access Spring Harvest, we hope to support events for training, equipping and reaching the lost generations: Youthwork the Conference, NEOS (a training event for children's, youth and family workers) and The Pursuit - a new 24/7 worship and justice gathering aimed at those in their 20s and 30s to be encouraged and inspired to be kingdom-bringers among their peers.
As part of your givingm we'd love to know if you or your church might be able to support us with time, skills, equipement or prayer. Please keep in touch and let us know. But first, stand with us, and help us fund the future. We want to grow, change and go confidently into what God has for us all in the coming years. We want to see more people equipped to live out their faith and join God's creation.
Thank you so much for standing with us, and for your ongoing generosity over 35 years.
'Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen' - Ephesians 3:20-21
10% of everything received (and 100% of the youth and children’s offerings) will go to three fantastic projects:
- We want to support one of our founding organisations, Youth for Christ, as they launch a peer-to-peer evangelism fund. Young Christians, like those who gather at Spring Harvest, could apply for funds to launch and support their plans to reach their friends with the good news.
- We also want to bless the Jubilee Centre in Cambodia, where pastors are being trained for church-planting in one of the fastest growing churches in the world. They aim to plant 14 000 new congregations, one in every village in the country, by 2021.
- The children’s offering will fund materials for literacy programmes in Cambodia. Many children there have no access to school, but with the right equipment, they can learn to read at literacy classes run by church volunteers and facilitated by Bible Society.
Because our offering beneficiaries have been chosen, we're sorry that we won't be inviting further applications for funds this year.