Andy Stanley pastor had a challenge for church members at the end of October.
“I said, ‘You know what, we’re such a big church, I just think half a million dollars — we can do that so easily… I challenge you to give a million dollars.”
He also challenged members to donate 25 tons of food, and 8,000 hours of time volunteering.
Now, just over a month later, the church has raised $2 million, donated 41 tons of food and about 15,000 hours of volunteer time.
North Fulton Community Charities has gotten so much donated food from the church that it doesn’t have room to store it all right now.
“Every time we get donations, it’s wonderful. But when it comes in such quantity that North Point Community Church has done, it’s amazing,” said Barbara Duffy, Executive Director. “It’s only been a couple of months when we had no food on the shelf and we were begging. And for North Point Community Church to have created 33,000 pounds of food in one weekend is amazing.”
Duffy said food pantries across the Metro Atlanta area do need food donations year round.
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There is a reason that Perry Noble calls him Andy “Freakin'” Stanley.
Way to go, Andy. Way to go North Point.
Sure… North Point is a huge church with huge resources. But what is your church doing in your community this Christmas to make a difference?