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Overflow Project

AN “OVERFLOW”

  • Many people have found that part of their spiritual gifting is giving financially to the Kingdom of God, and we want to provide an avenue to exercise this spiritual gift.  To do this, we are starting a network of givers called “The Overflow Project.” 
  • The Overflow Project is simply a network of people to whom we will share opportunities for additional giving, particularly in the area of Missions. 
  • We believe this opportunity should be in response to an overflow of the heart, done with finances over and above regular tithes, and lead to more and more glory to God among the nations.  (2 Cor. 9:12)

Click here to download a complete description of the Overflow Project and its guidelines.


Current Overflow Project

We do not have a current overflow project.  Please check back soon.  Thank you!


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Past Overflow Projects

Overflow Project #1 – Pastors’ Conference in the Balkans
Goal: $3,000

MBCC Global Mission Team has already helped with the cost of the airfare for one of their speakers, but they still need $3,000 to help with scholarships and other administrative costs.

Results:
August 2014: Fully funded in the amount of $3,000

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Overflow Project #2 – Sending Missionary to Japan to Visit Family
Goal: $2,000

Minori Lucas’s aging mother, who lives in Japan, will have surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor.  The estimated cost of travel to visit is $2,000.  **Note: Due to changes in Minori’s mom’s condition, she did not end up traveling until December 2014.

Results:
September 2014: Fully funded in the amount of $2,000

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Overflow Project #3 – India National Inland Mission
Goal: $24,000

Currently INIM has taken on 211 new pastors who are planting small house churches in and around New Delhi.  “Prayerfully by faith” INIM has decided to support these pastors with the commitment of $100/month for the next 2 years.  Through this Overflow Project, we hope to provide INIM funding to support 20 of these pastors for one year.

Results:
November 2014: Funded beyond the goal in the amount of $25,050

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Overflow Project #4 – Advent Conspiracy
Goal: $60,000

During the month of December, MBCC collected funds for our annual churchwide Advent Conspiracy campaign, our way of telling to real story of Christmas – the story of Jesus.  Our 2014 Advent Conspiracy partners were: Compassion International, Haiti Nutrition Project, and The WellHouse.  The Overflow Project was encouraged to lead the way in giving to Advent Conspiracy 2014 along with the rest of the MBCC family.

Results:
December 2014: Received $83,220

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Overflow Project #5 – Vehicles for Two Missionary Families
Goal: $8,000

Two of our missionary families, the Haglers in Honduras as well as our partners in Central Asia, are both in need of new vehicles.  These vehicles are vitally important to their ministries as it allows them to travel around their cities as well as to neighboring communities to be able to complete their daily work.  Each family is in need of $4,000 to complete the purchase of their new vehicles, so our goal is to raise $8,000.

Results:
March 2015: Funded beyond the goal in the amount of $8,070

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Overflow Project #6 – Foster and Orphan Care
Goal: $37,000

Through this Overflow Project #6, we will support foster and orphan care first locally, and then globally.  The first $17,000 that is raised will support Lifeline Children’s Services and anything raised beyond that will support Amahoro Children’s Home.

The purpose of Lifeline Children’s Services in Birmingham is to provide a hope and a future through the Gospel for vulnerable children around the world by discipling, engaging and equipping the body of Christ towards adoption, foster care, orphan care and support. Lifeline desires for the Church to rise up and be the hands of feet of Jesus to children in foster care, birth families, and the state child welfare agency. They recently raised $33,000 of a $50,000 goal to help support their ministry to children in foster care and their families. We will strive to fill the gap of $17,000.

Amahoro Children’s Home rescues homeless and fatherless children from the streets of Uganda and places them in loving home groups to provide safety, security, education, and ultimately hope and salvation through their Father in heaven.  Amahoro hopes to build their own boys home on a recently acquired tract of land so they now longer have to pay rent and can also use the land to teach valuable commercial farming skills.  The total cost of building the new boys’ home is estimated at $80,000. These costs include $65,000 for one main building, and a $15,000 for kitchen and cooking stoves, ventilated pit latrines, and basic furnishings.  We hope to raise $20,000 of the $80,000 estimated cost.

Results:
April 2015: Raised $24,150

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Overflow Project #7 – Neverthirst LemonAID Stand Matching Fund
Goal: $25,000

On August 9th, MBCC will host our annual churchwide LemonAID Stand in support of our partners at Neverthirst.  As in previous years we will have the fundraising event at church that Sunday morning before and after the Worship Service.  We will encourage our church family to purchase a cup of lemonade and/or make a donation to Neverthirst.

Each of the last two years, this fundraiser has begun with a “matching gift” from some generous families.  This year, we would love for the Overflow Project to take the lead in offering this matching opportunity.  Our goal for a “matching gift” is $25,000.  This “match” will serve a starter fund helping solidify our commitment to our partners.  Offering those funds as a “match” serves as additional motivation for others to give generously.

As a member of the Overflow Project, will you consider a donation to our LemonAID Stand matching fund?  This project pledge period will expire on Sunday, July 19 or when $25,000 is reached.  Thanks for your consideration.

Results:
July 2015: Fully funded in the amount of $25,000.

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Overflow Project #8 – Asian Access: A2 Marketplace
Goal: $15,000

“For over 30 years Asian Access has been on the forefront of leadership development. Our ‘customer’ has been emerging kingdom leader pastors in Asia. But that has never been our mission. Instead, our mission has been to “identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders,” period. And emerging kingdom leaders is a landscape that has a much wider vista than pastors alone. In fact, we believe that emerging kingdom leaders in every sector of society are critical to our vision, “a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the Church across Asia.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 1.17.04 PMNow Asian Access is entering into the marketplace. For the first time we are taking our focus on missional outcomes that utilizes a transformational process, a vibrant learning community and an integrated curriculum to those who can shape their workplace, their community and their society.”

Here at MBCC, we have the opportunity to help launch this strategic initiative that could transform the landscape of the church and the culture in Asia by developing kingdom-minded leaders in the marketplace. Our partners at Asian Access simply need “seed money” to get it started. They believe the business leaders in Asia will invest in the ministry going forward and make it financially self-sustaining.  If you want more info, please visit asianaccess.biz.

Results:
October 2015: Raised $7,250

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Overflow Project #9 – Advent Conspiracy

During the month of December, MBCC collected funds for our annual churchwide Advent Conspiracy campaign, our way of telling to real story of Christmas – the story of Jesus.  Our 2015 Advent Conspiracy partners were: Not Forgotten, Sav-A-Life Vestavia, and Vapor International.  The Overflow Project was encouraged to lead the way in giving to Advent Conspiracy 2015 along with the rest of the MBCC family.

Results:
December 2015: Received $69,231

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Overflow Project #10 – Lovelady Center

Our friends at The Lovelady Center are taking in 100 inmates from the closing of Tutwiler Prison within the next 6 weeks.  These inmates are being allowed to complete their sentence while in the the Lovelady program.  As they prepare for 100 additional women, Lovelady needs approximately $50,000 for construction to finish out additional rooms and bathrooms in addition to purchasing beds, furniture and other supplies.

This is an urgent need that has been presented to MBCC, and we encourage the Overflow Project to contribute toward this.  The MBCC Local Mission Team has already pledged $7,500 to support this need, and we challenge the Overflow Project to raise an additional $20,000.

Results:
February 2016: Funded beyond the goal in the amount of $21,450

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Overflow Project #11 – Housing for Missionaries in a Musl!m Area

After planting multiple churches along the way, our long time mission partners in Central Asia now primarily minister to families in their city in partnership with CRU.  This family does most of their ministry from their home – which is quite difficult since they live in a one bedroom apartment (especially for their family of five). The economy is favorable for them to purchase a more suitable home, but due to legal constraints they cannot get a housing loan.  Therefore they are attempting to raise $45,000 toward the purchase of a house.

This is a particularly unique opportunity to invest in ministry toward Musl!m families during the Isl@mic month of Ramad@n.  Their country in Central Asia has seen a significant influx of more extreme groups in the last year.  Their government has offered free land to developers, and this opportunity has piqued the interest of some radicals and other well-funded groups seeking to expand their political and religious reach.  Investing in the purchase of this house helps keep the light of the Gospel in a dark city that seems to be getting even darker.

Results:
June 2016: Raised $7,800 of a $10,000 goal.

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Overflow Project #12 – Neverthirst LemonAID Stand

On August 7th, MBCC will host our annual churchwide LemonAID Stand in support of our partners at Neverthirst.  As in previous years we will have the fundraising event at church that Sunday morning after the Worship Service.  We will encourage our church family to purchase a cup of lemonade and/or make a donation to Neverthirst.

We would like the Overflow Project to lead the way in giving towards this project and challenge you to raise $25,000.  This year, we are raising funds for Neverthirst projects in Cambodia, where Tim and a team from MBCC served last November.  This $25,000 amount will provide a school tank ($8,500) and a rainwater tank for 20 families ($800 each).  This amount will also serve as the matching fund that we use to challenge the rest of the MBCC family….hopefully doubling our contribution.

As a member of the Overflow Project, will you consider leading the way with a donation to our Neverthirst LemonAID Stand?  This project pledge period will expire on Wednesday, July 27th or when $25,000 is reached.  Thanks for your consideration.

Results:
August 2016: Raised $6,000 for the matching fund