DOUBLE your investment to reach students with the Gospel!
The 2017-2018 school year marks First Priority’s 27th year of ministry and it has been very exciting and productive. Tens of thousands of students are touched each semester in Greater Birmingham by the ministry of hundreds of First Priority volunteers and donors like you. During the 2016-2017 school year, out of the clubs that reported, approximately 13,000 students attended First Priority clubs every week and over 550 students made a decision for Christ! With life changes like these, a city can be changed and a generation can be changed. We thank God for His great power and we give Him all the praise and glory for the lives that were touched and changed throughout the year. None of this would be possible without you! We thank God for you and your continuous support to ensure the Gospel is shared each year in schools across Greater Birmingham.
On September 19, First Priority held its 13th Annual Leader's Summit where nearly 600 students, teachers, youth leaders and parents attended to learn how to be effective leaders on their school campuses. Superintendents continue to excuse First Priority students and teacher sponsors to attend because they see the value in this type of leadership training event. They also witness the positive impact it makes on students’ lives. Because of the demand from teachers and principals, we are planning to offer another Leader’s Summit in the fall of 2018.
On September 27, more than 30,000 local students participated in See You at the Pole. Rallies planned by local churches across the area gave thousands of un-churched students an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel.
This year, nearly 200 schools across the Greater-Birmingham Area have active First Priority campus ministry groups and FPKids clubs. FPKids is growing vastly with over 40 elementary and intermediate schools with clubs and involving more than 4,000 students. We have seen the fruit of FPKids as students are attending First Priority clubs once they begin middle school. Our hope is that students will continue attending First Priority throughout high school.
None of this would be possible without your vital partnership! It is parents, educators, business owners, community leaders, ministers and students who are helping raise up the next generation to share the hope of Christ. We would like to invite you to partner with First Priority and get involved in our Victory Matching Challenge campaign. Some friends of First Priority have gotten together to challenge the ministry to raise $100,000 in November and December, and they will match every penny donated! Your gift of $25 will be immediately doubled to $50. Your $100 gift will be matched to make a $200 gift and $250 becomes $500. We hope you will consider giving a gift for our year-end Victory Matching Challenge. We have been doing this campaign for over 16 years and because of the impact it has made we have seen tens of thousands of lives changed. Every gift of love, every prayer, every word of support to a Christian student, faculty sponsor or youth worker means that another student will have the opportunity to hear the life-changing Gospel of Christ! Please prayerfully consider giving a gift for our year-end Victory Matching Challenge.
Please consider sending a generous gift by December 31! A gift in any amount will be instantly doubled for twice the joy, twice the hope and twice the love to a student who so desperately needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ! Please let us hear from you soon! May God bless you this holiday season!
First Priority's Pledge of Financial Accountability
We take very seriously the trust you put in First Priority of Alabama when you send a gift of support. We stand accountable before God and before you to honor that trust. That’s why we pledge:
- To use your gift carefully and wisely
- Never to ask for contributions that are not needed
- To abide by the strict financial management and disclosure requirements of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which includes an annual audit of the organization. A copy of our financial statement will be provided upon request.
A gift to First Priority of Alabama is deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes as allowed by law. Every gift given will ultimately be used to further the general ministry and operations of First Priority of Alabama. Gifts exceeding budget needs of any specific purpose or program will be used to fund other equally important activities of First Priority of Alabama. For your convenience in filing income tax returns, First Priority of Alabama provides annual giving statements for donors giving gifts totalling $50 or more in a calendar year. These statements are sent on or before January 31 of the year following.
To speak with us about this communication, call 205-871-8886, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. “Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace." - 2 Corinthians 1:12