The Story of King Joash

When evil Athaliah heard that her son, King Ahaziah (the sixth king of Judah) had been killed, she declared herself Queen of Judah. She was so evil that she killed her own grandchildren so that they would not try to be kings or queens in her place. But Baby Joash was hidden in the temple by his aunt so that he was not killed. Jehoiada, the priest, took care of Joash and taught him about God. When Joash was seven years old, Jehoiada led the people in crowning Joash as the new king in Athaliah's place. The people of Judah were thrilled to see the proper ruler finally ascend the throne. Joash was king for 40 years. One of his major accomplishments was to repair the temple. This was the temple Solomon had built more than a hundred years before. While Queen Athaliah ruled, the temple was not only neglected but also damaged. Its rreasured had been stolen and then used in the worship of Baal. the priests and Levites had not been fulfilling their duties in taking care of the temple. King Joash organized them and ordered a collection to be taken up to repair the temple and restore it to its former glory. (2 Chronicles 22 & 24; 2 Kings 11 & 12)

Immanuel's Joash Offering

Since 1962, Immanuel leaders have set aside the month of June to collect donations inspired by the story of King Joash to make needed repairs and updates to our facilities as well as create inviting spaces for our guests and visitors. After 59 years, we are thankful for the continued outpouring of love and generosity we have seen from our community.

But there is still work to be done. With so many exciting things happening in the Immanuel community, we are receiving this year's Joash Chest Offering to help support the growth and fundamental needs of our church.

Every dollar you give toward this offering will not just be utilized to purchase emergency generators or update flooring and doors. Your donation will go toward the elevated experience of members and visitors of our church. Your donation will go toward providing safe and comfortable places for people to learn about and worship our Father. Your donation will go to expanding our church into Georgetown, reaching a community of unchurched people and saving lives.

Like those faithful people who have gone before us, your annual sacrificial gifts to the Joash Offering guarantee that future generations will gather, grow, and serve in this place we call Immanuel —  God with us.

This year's offering will fund the following projects:

ROC Lobby Remodel (Tates Creek) -
$103,00

The ROC remodel will provide a community space for visitors including a coffee, snacks, free Wifi and much more.  

Worship Tech Upgrades (Armstrong Mill) -
$25,000

These  upgrades will continue  updating our worship space on our Armstrong Mill campus.  This project will allow for more seating plus new sound and lighting in the worship center.  

Professional Movable Blinds (Armstrong Mill) -
$12,000

New electric blinds will allow staff to control exterior light in an effective and professional manner.   New blinds will help with events like early Christmas Eve services and many others. 

Gathering Place Renovations (Tates Creek) -
$10,000

The Gathering Place is being used more and more for internal and external events.  New padding to help with sound and new paint plus other renovations will make this space more conducive to hosting events in this space. 

Electronic Childcare Check In System (Georgetown) -
$5,000

As our children's ministry continues to grow at our new campus in Georgetown, the needs for an electronic child care system is essential.  This will provide not only an easy and seamless process for parents to check in their children but also provides a layer of security for families.