Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Join Kerry & Stephanie's Ministry Team as they launch Street to the Seat (STS).

Dear Family & Friends,

I am so excited to write to you about a new season of life for Stephanie and me. The past few years at Saddleback Church have brought a huge sense of fulfillment as I led the ministry that helped bring the unchurched from our community into the church to find Christ and belong to the church family. Then I had the awesome privilege of starting Street to the Seat, (STS) so I could pass on these lessons to churches across North America and the world.

Our Decision to Leave Saddleback

In September 2007 I made the agonizing decision to begin a conversation with the senior leadership of Saddleback Church about my future. During the month of October with the blessing of Saddleback Church and it's leadership we decided the best place for God to use my strengths and calling was going to be assisting other churches full time across N. America and the world. As hard as it was to step down from the Membership Pastor of Saddleback Church, Stephanie and I had complete confidence that God was leading us. What we didn’t know is that He would lead us so quickly!

Trusting God & His vision for STS

What is thrilling (and terrifying!) for us, is our complete dependence and trust in how Jesus will provide for us as we build this new ministry. We trust Him to provide our daily bread through friends like you.

We have a strong desire to assist pastors, churches, denominations and associations by, “making the most of every opportunity to help people choose Christ and belong to the church family “. We know this, the church in America is plateaued and we must create conversations with our communities. We can no longer simply open our doors and hope people will come to us. We need creative strategies for reaching our communities and that is what STS provides.

Partners in Ministry

As Stephanie and I launch Street to the Seat” (STS), we are spending the next 40 days developing the financial foundation for our ministry. It’s too early to rely on income from consulting with churches; therefore, by partnering with us you are providing us time to be dedicated and focused on the build out of STS.

We are asking you to partner with us in this ministry. Together we can impact the lives of pastors, churches and denominations that will in turn, impact local communities and our world for the sake of Christ.

How You Can Help

We ask that you would prayerfully consider helping us through a year-end, one-time gift or by investing monthly. All contributions are tax deductible. Contributions can be made by:

  • Check – make payable to VENTURE BEYOND
    • In the memo line write: Street to the Seat
    • Mail to:
Street to the Seat
20371 Lake Forest, Dr. Suite A – 10
Lake Forest, CA 92630

  • Securities – transferable electronically
    • Call 949-235-0308 for details

However God leads you, please contact us. The reason we have written to you is because we know your walk with God and are certain that you will both pray about this new exciting ministry and do whatever God directs you to do. How grateful we are for your love for Him!

Could you please pray for us? We need your prayers for our family as we start this ministry and build the financial foundation.

We can’t thank you enough for going above and beyond in your support of us as we take this step of faith!

Thank You and God Bless,

Kerry & Stephanie Mackey

Street to the Seat
20371 Lake Forest Drive Suite A - 10
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949-235-0308 (website) (email)


ColoradoDreaming said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Madelia said...

People should read this.