Posted by: everynation | November 5, 2011

Nike Had It Right The Whole Time

By Ross Middleton

This year on Mother’s Day at SouthCoast we found a single mom of 5 and blessed her with a $200 Publix Gift Card (A grocery store if you aren’t familiar) and a spa day with free babysitting. The awesome people on our team helped make this all happen.

We are a church plant, so last time I checked, we don’t have hundreds of thousands in the bank, we don’t have a lot of wiggle room, but I felt we needed to do something to serve a single mom. We can’t build anyone a new house, we can’t give away a car, but we can do something, we just had to figure out what that was. 

I think too many churches wait until they are at a certain point to plant another church, to bless someone, to serve someone, etc. I think we just need to stop waiting for enough money or for the timing to be right and just do it. I think we as humans do the exact same thing. Newsflash, you will never be ready, just do it. Nike had it right the whole time.

I really believe that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. At SouthCoast one of our core values is, “We believe irrational generosity is the only way to live; sacrificially giving our time, money and resources.” This is at the core of who we are and we are going to do our best to be a blessing to the people in our community and around us even when it doesn’t make sense logically.

Ross Middleton is the lead pastor of the upcoming church plant in Miami, Florida, South Coast Church.

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