Welcome to the Home Page of Huffman Baptist Church’s Forward Generosity Campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to engage the members of Huffman Baptist Church in sacrificial giving to support campus-wide facility improvements and new ministry initiatives to ensure that Huffman Baptist Church thrives as a neighborhood church for northeast Birmingham so that generations yet to be born will put their trust in Jesus.
The older couple loved and they consistently and generously gave their financial resources to support their church. In fact, they were probably the “biggest givers” in the church. But one day their picture appeared on the front page of the local newspaper. They were recognized for making the largest single gift in the history of a local university. Millions of dollars to fund a new library. They were asked why they never gave that kind of gift to their church. The answer was eye opening. First, the church has not asked for that kind of gift. Second, the university’s vision was compelling!I had just read that story back in January when a few weeks later, one of our leaders suggested it might be time for us to conduct a generosity campaign to position Huffman Baptist Church to make Jesus known for generations to come. Our theme is FORWARD: Generation to Generation. As we share a God-sized vision for the future of Huffman Baptist Church, I pray that you will join me in seeing what God is doing and in hearing his invitation for you to be a part of his plan for HBC and her future.
Ultimately, we will all have to make adjustments in our lives in order to join him. Those adjustments will involve doing what we can to make weekly or monthly sacrificial gifts over-and-above our current tithes and offerings for the next three years. Some may also adjust current philanthropic considerations in order to ensure that there is a gospel presence at 700 Huffman Road until Jesus returns.
I have heard financial experts say that we are going to experience the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world over the next three decades as Baby Boomers and older generations move on to our eternal reward. May it not be said that your church failed to ask for a portion of that wealth to ensure that a God-sized vision continues for generations to come. For this campaign to be a success, it will take all of us from the oldest to the youngest to do what God asks us to do.
For His Glory!