Why should you give to Cooperative ESL Ministries?
So you can participate in what God is doing in Calgary through Cooperative ESL Ministries.
We are motivated by our mission to empower churches to reach out in love to the immigrants and internationals in our community.
We envision a future where churches are key leaders in welcoming and integrating newcomers to Canada.
Asking for money is our way of inviting you to put your hard-earned resources at the disposal of the kingdom. We want to give you the opportunity to invest what you have in the work of God.
You can join us in our passion to welcome newcomers by providing friendship and practical skills that help them adapt to a new life in Canada.
This passion is shared by all of our committed volunteers.
Did you know that we operate on only 15 paid hours per week? This goes toward planning and setting up our training programs, designing and producing our promotional matter and keeping our network alive via our website and electronic newsletter. All administrative and operational work is done by volunteers, and all our Board Members are volunteers.
This means that the donations you make go directly towards our working in providing information and training for the volunteers who work in church and community programs directly impacting the lives of newcomers!
Because ministry costs money and if we don’t ask, we don’t receive.
Making our friends and supporters aware of our financial needs is necessary in order to continue the work of Cooperative ESL Ministries. We know God works through His people to provide the resources necessary to continue the important work of reaching our to newcomers through our training programs. We want to be clear that we don’t want you to feel pressured to give. Biblical giving should be done with a grateful and joyful hear, not under compulsion.
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:6-7 NIV)
When you give to Cooperative ESL Ministries, you are helping to continue the work of reaching out to newcomers in Calgary. As a result, volunteers are being trained and equipped with tools to reach out to newcomers through English Language Learning, building friendships and opening doors to share the Good News, which ultimately leads to changed lives.
Your one-time or monthly donations are greatly appreciated.