Matching Gift Opportunity


BCA is a church with a big heart for outreach, both here at home and around the world. We recently received a special gift of $16,000 as a match challenge. Someone is offering up to $16,000 to local and global missions if we can match it in the next couple of months. Would you consider joining me in giving a special gift to one or both of these special outreach efforts described below and see this $16,000 gift grow to $32,000?

Two big initiatives before us are:

#1—The Bethany Compassion Center  We’re working to raise funds and are searching for a building that will allow us to expand our compassion outreach ministries throughout our community and county. We currently have 20 local outreach ministries taking place on an ongoing basis. We are excited and passionate about these ministries that include important and life-impacting work at the Everett Gospel Mission, Women’s Shelter, our weekly backpack meal program at Hawthorne Elementary School, providing food to children and families who have no food when they’re not in school, our weekly Kids Club at Hawthorne, as well as our work with Evergreen Recovery Center, the Pregnancy Resource Center, Celebrate Recovery support and recovery groups, counseling, prison outreach, a local food bank, holiday baskets for underprivileged families, our local Giving Tree, providing Christmas gifts for kids who would otherwise not have them, and many more. With this matching gift opportunity we could crest the $100,000 mark in giving – just since May! That’s amazing! This is going to be an exciting season of outreach to be sure.

#2—New missions work in Albania  I’ll be leading a team to Albania this November as we begin our work on our next Global Church Partnership. Working alongside local missionary Kurt Plagenhoeff over the next few years, we will be raising funds to build a church, train pastors, do evangelism work, including outreach to youth and children, leadership training, and much more.  I’m very excited to work with Kurt and the local pastors as our local boots on the ground. Albania is a ripe mission field with only 0.5% evangelical Christian. This is a huge opportunity to come alongside our national brothers and sisters and give them a bit of a boost as they do the work of the Lord in Albania.

You can give online to both the BCC Building Fund and our new Albania Global Church Partnership here. You may also give in any service by simply marking your giving envelope BCC Building or Albania GCP. Thank you for your prayers and for having a huge heart for blessing others with the love and compassion of Christ. I am so excited to see what we can do – together!