“We Are Ready!”
The Readiness Fund is a mission and ministry which will allow Sheridan to meet the need placed before us while also choosing to stay intentionally debt-free. It is based on what the Apostle Paul teaches.
“For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has…”
The word eagerness in the original Greek is “prothumia” (προθυμία). A second and helpful translation for it is ready. The root infers being inclined to give, and that inclination comes out of a response to God’s blessings. The sense is that we are filled with the Spirit and eager. Zeal and enthusiasm are hallmarks of “prothumia.” Essentially, God’s work on our grateful heart makes us ready to give.
The question each of us has to answer is one of inclination. Are you ready?
The Readiness Fund is born out of a desire to respond to God’s work in the hearts and lives of Sheridan members who wish to make a difference established in 2015. With The Readiness Fund we will consistently seek to:
1. Do creative mission projects both internationally and locally.
2. Continue our rich tradition of capital improvements to our beautiful campus.
3. Repair and maintain our facility as a means by which we honor God.
We seek to do these things above and beyond the central funds of mission, namely our general operating budget. The Readiness Fund seeks to do mission that Sheridan couldn’t do in any other way. View previous projects of the Readiness Fund.
What we are ready to do
In 2015, The Lutheran Center at UNL embarked on their “Cross at the Heart” Campaign. Centered on the vitally important need to replace their aging and failing facility, their goal is to raise $6 million over three years. When successfully completed, this campaign will yield both a beautiful new home to reach students on campus and a stream of income to secure the future of this ministry.
We hope to contribute $150,000 over three years to this mission endeavor.
Update: Sheridan has made it’s first installment of $50,000.
Sunshine is such a beautiful thing! Depending on the time you worship though, it may also be a bit blinding in your worship experience! The vibrant sun has always been a challenge for us in our facility. To alleviate this, we are proposing two upgrades to our Worship Center. The first is retractable shades that
will manage the sunlight, as needed. These translucent shades will be lowered to filter light. For the second upgrade, Palace Glass has created a masterplan for stained glass windows throughout our Worship Center. Individuals or families may provide funds to purchase a window. The Readiness Fund will also serve as a catalyst for completion of this project.
The goal to complete the shading and stained glass is $200,000.
Update: Electronic shades have been installed in both the Worship Center and the Family Life Center.
Purchased in 2001, our bus has served us well for 15 years. Originally given as a gift by members Lee & Betty Schroeder, the bus is the only way dozens of members are able to come to worship. In its early days, it was an evangelism tool as well. Elders at care facilities would ask to come to Sheridan for
worship. Besides the cosmetic needs, our aging bus has some functional issues and lacks the basic comforts befitting our elder members. This is an
exciting project that will add to our evangelism, not only to our elder members, but also to the Lincoln community.
The goal to replace our bus is $75,000.
Repair Update: A 12+2 passenger bus was purchased in May 2016. Your “above & beyond” gifts to the Readiness Fund made this purchase possible.
We are ready! Are you?
You are invited and asked to support the Readiness Fund. Gifts may be specifically designated or you may choose to support all projects by simply supporting the fund. We trust the Spirit will lead us to hear God’s call and that you will generously respond over time.