Blessed to be a Blessing

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8

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Pastor Bayless & Janet Conley

Dear Cottonwood Family, Acts 1:8 says, “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”    

This year’s H4 offering is a response to the call of Christ to make Him known in these four areas:


In the Book of Acts, Jerusalem represented the central church. Our Jerusalem is Cottonwood. Through H4, let’s build Cottonwood. We will complete Buildings A & B, as well as expand our Leadership College, bilingual services, and ministry to our young people.


Judea, a region alongside Jerusalem, represents our local neighborhoods. Your H4 gift will support our local outreach. From the housing projects, to convalescent homes, and to the streets, we help people in so many ways, showing and telling them of God’s love.


When Jesus went into Samaria, He ministered to the woman at the well. Jesus poured into one person, and she in turn reached the entire town. So too, God has called us to pour into other pastors who will reach their sphere of influence. This year, H4 will bless and resource pastors by supporting Cottonwood Pastors’ Conferences held in Germany and Southern California.


Your H4 gift will support Cottonwood’s global ministry, which consists of:

  • Our TV ministry reaching a global audience in many different languages.

  • Teams sent out on mission trips.

  • The Gospel of Mark being translated for the first time into the “Charim” language, spoken by a people group in India.


Together, let’s give $1.5 million for God’s work at home and around the world through Cottonwood.

In His grip,

Bayless & Janet Conley

Weekly Assignments

Sept 12 – Sept 18

Discuss, as a family, and make a list of the fears that might keep you from fully tithing to the Lord. Pray together and commit these fears to God, and then ask Him for courage to obey.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Sept 19 – Sept 25

As a family, what is ONE lifestyle or financial adjustment you can make to obey God’s command to give the full tithe? Pray and ask God for wisdom to implement this change.

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:10

Sept 26 – Oct 2

Identify one area of your finances where you might consider yourself more as the owner than a steward. How can you manage that area more wisely as a steward for God? Prayerfully consider what you will give toward H4 and come prepared with your offering on October 3-4.

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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