“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Articles of Incorporation have been filed!

I'm excited to report that our articles of incorporation for a non profit corporation have been filed with the State of Florida. We are now officially Hope and a Future Ministries, Inc. Here is a little bit about our purpose:

The purpose for which the corporation is organized is:
Exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational, purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, the charitable and educational purposes of this corporation is to improve the lives of people by supporting and enhancing personal growth and development through, life coaching, education, counseling and consultation. The specific religious purpose for which this corporation is organized is to proclaim Christ, to bring people to know Him, to take Christ into the world, and to provide religious training and education; in addition, to render Christian service to the underprivileged. 

We have many exciting ideas to reach out and support the community of Jacksonville.  I'll keep you posted on the new things coming.  For now, the next step for us is to apply for recognition by the IRS for exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Then we will need to register with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Florida to be able to accept and solicit donations.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Radical book club questions...

A small group of us met again this past Saturday for book club at the Regency Panera Bread in Jacksonville, FL. If you are following along online and wondering where's week 4 and 5's questions--there are none!  The conversation has been so lively at book club that I decided to stop with the questions. We weren't using them anyway.  If you haven't  got a chance to pick up the book yet, please do! You'll soon learn why there is such lively discussion.  David Platt pushes the extreme and gets the reader to think.  You may agree with him or be completely offended...then you'll turn the page and feel completely different.  If you've been reading book, let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your reactions.