Jesus said that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35 NIV). Each year for Live Big, we take a season and practice living out Jesus’ words by giving more than we receive, and all of it goes to helping those in need in our communities.

 

We do this by mobilizing our entire church, and anyone who wants to join. We challenge everyone to give financially toward Live Big and 100% of it is given to carefully vetted non-profit organizations that are doing an exceptional job serving those in need in Milwaukee and around the world. We also challenge everyone to give away some of their time and serve in these organizations. In doing this, we believe it will not only make a difference in other peoples’ lives, but it will also make a difference in your own.

 

So what are you waiting for? Click one of the buttons below to find a place where YOU can live big!

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*All gifts designated to Live Big 2020 are tax-deductible.

Meet Our Partners

Local partners

CARE NET

Care Net Milwaukee is focused on creating a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the love of Jesus and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. In this mission, they provide confidential and free services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby supplies, counseling, abortion education, and post abortion support.

CITY ON A HILL

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, where more than 67,000 children are living in poverty, City on a Hill is bringing transformation by restoring hope, reducing poverty, strengthening families, and fostering racial reconciliation. They are dedicated to ending the generational cycle of poverty in Milwaukee by empowering individuals to make sustainable life change.


MILWAUKEE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. 


HOPE STREET

Hope Street helps at-risk men, women, and children cultivate hope by providing them with housing, educational programs to develop new habits, and protection from toxic situations they've been exposed to.  The Hope Street home, called “The Greenhouse”, is an empowering Christ-filled community for individuals to live, learn, and develop new habits.  


SAFE FAMILIES

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Parents voluntarily have their children cared for by a host family while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Safe Families is dedicated to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention. Their goal is to strengthen families, and to always reunite children again with their parents.

 

GLOBAL PARTNERS

STADIA

Stadia’s mission is to plant churches that intentionally care for children. Why? Because as more churches close their doors, fewer people are experiencing the life-changing hope of Jesus. Stadia prepares leaders to start healthy churches that intentionally reach the next generation of believers, spreading the hope of Jesus farther than ever before. And we won’t stop until every child has a church.


LIFELINE | GUATEMALA

Lifeline is a church planting organization that focuses on sharing the story of Jesus in Guatemala. Their goal is to create local churches with strong leaders that spend time engaging in relational compassion with their communities.

Merch and More

Continue your support by purchasing limited edition Live Big apparel. All proceeds from Live Big branded merchandise goes towards the Live Big total to help our partners. You can also continue showing support by sharing your story with us on how you saw God show up during this series or how you're living big!

 








 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Money

We just kicked off Live Big 2020, and we're so excited to be partners with some incredible local and global non-profit organizations that are making a difference in their communities. They each sent us a financial update to show us how they're doing and how you can help continue to support them in 2020. Check it out!