A gift, an opportunity, a unique moment in history
EGR is committed to its organization being only as large as it needs to be to sustain the movement without getting so large it saps resources from the movement. Currently, that requires an annual budget of less than $200,000 for essential staff; maintaining an excellent internet presence and online community; and providing opportunities for grassroots leaders to gather, network and receive training.
It is a small amount compared with other organizations with larger staffs and overhead expenses. It is also one of the best investments in terms of return. Americans are generous people, and Episcopalians are certainly no exception. President Harry Truman was right when he said, “If you give Americans the facts, they will do the right thing.” All over the church, when people are educated about the profound need and the incredible opportunity the MDGs represent, they are opening their hearts and wallets – writing checks, starting missions and ministries and building relationships that are changing the church and the world. Every dollar given to EGR means many more dollars and more go to the people who need it the most. And that doesn’t even approach the transformational spiritual benefits for the Church and its people in engaging this mission and the great evangelical opportunity we grasp in being leaders in this global movement.
Throughout history, moments of great opportunity arise for humanity to fulfill the dreams of God. Those moments are gifts, and God is giving us one now. It’s the opportunity for the Church to reclaim its identity as the Body of a Christ who came to hold and heal, to draw the whole world to himself. It’s the opportunity to experience the depth of what our faith can mean not just for ourselves but for the world.
It’s an opportunity to go down in history as the generation of the Church that showed the world what Christ’s love looks like lived large and loud. And it’s your opportunity to be a part of it. We pray that you will join us.