What Offering Will You Bring to the Lord at “Offerings 10”? Sign-up soon!

Video: Highlights of various “Offerings” over the years (for much more, enter “offerings” in the search bar)

Hey TD! 

You just got a glimpse of some of the fun, amazing, and original Offerings we’ve seen over the past 5 years in this short clip!  This year, we will be hosting Offerings 10 on November 20!

“Offerings” was originally developed to get you TD’ers more in touch with your creative side, to help restore holistic balance to otherwise often-imbalanced lives. Today, most TD’ers are spiritual consumers, with few producers. We’d like to work towards changing that reality by challenging you to sit with the Lord, meditate on His Word, and dream, allowing you to create an “offering” to give Him for His pleasure.

Unlike your typical talent show, which highlights the performer, Offerings highlights the greatness of our Creator — through the talents He has given us to create with! Whether through art, music, writing, poetry, reciting, baking, dancing, or whatever you can create, Offerings lets us celebrate and enjoy an amazing God who created amazing people!  

Your “offering” doesn’t have to be great or anything; it just has to be from your heart. If it’s great, then great! If it’s amateurish, then great as well! 1Samuel 16:7 says “Man looks at the outward appearance; the Lord looks at the heart.” It’s the heart He’s after … a heart that’s willing to create for Him and take a risk for Him in pointing others to Him.

So, we highly encourage you to take a risk and participate in Offerings 10! The theme is CHIRST FOR REAL. You can do it on your own, or you can collaborate with others. Let your small group leaders know you’re interested, ASAP, so you can start brainstorming and collaborating! 

  • Theme: Christ for Real 
  • Event Date: 11/20/20  
  • Time limit: ~5 minutes (for live sharing/pre-recorded video) 
  • Submission deadline: 11/13/20 

P.S. Need inspiration? Search “Offerings” on the TD blog and take a look at the posts for previous “Offerings”. You’ll get plenty of food for thought! Let any of the leaders know if you have any questions. 

TD Vlog – “How the Arts Can Deepen Your Faith” w/Jill Carattini

Hey Masterpieces of God!

This summer, while at ReFresh with in Atlanta with some TD’ers, I had a chance to spend some time with dear friend, Jill Carattini, writer extraordinaire on the deeper spiritual life, managing editor of Ravi Zacharias Int’l Ministries’ (RZIM) Slice of Infinity, and curator of RZIM’s formal art gallery, Stillpoint.

Jill agreed to come on camera with me and share with you TD’ers how the arts can deepen and energize your faith, and help you to get a greater apprehension of who we are. It’s spiritually insightful and very personal and vulnerable, reflecting her journey, my journey, … and for many of you … your journey. Where she was is where many of you are at. It will be a worthwhile viewing.

With Offerings 8 coming up on November 16, I thought this would be a great time to give you some inspiration and perspective, so you can prepare to give a meaningful offering to the Lord. Enjoy! – Arthur

Offerings – “Believe” – Jenny/Dora/Mel

Hey TD!

Offerings 3 is almost here! It’s still not too late to sign up!  Just let your small group leader know what you’ll be offering.

Here’s another offering from Offerings 2 – Jenny’s original song, “Believe,” as shared by Jenny, Dora, and Mel!

Believe (lyrics)

By Jenny Liu

Verse 1:

Do I truly believe that Your love has no bounds?

Do I truly believe I was lost but now am found?

Do I truly believe that You’ve given me more than I need?

I believe, help my unbelief!

Verse 2:

Do I truly believe that Your Word is alive and real?

Do I truly believe Your promises, despite how I feel?

Do I truly believe that You are worthy of all I can give?

I believe, help me believe


That You’re my shelter in the storm

You’re the lover of my soul

You’re my true and faithful friend

You are God and You’re my Lord

You’re the reason that I sing

You’re the worthy King of kings

You are more than enough for me

This I believe

Verse 3:

I choose to truly believe that this world is not my home

Yes, I truly believe that this life is not my own

I choose to truly believe that I’m loved because of the Cross

I believe, yes I believe


I believe that what I believe is really real (x3)

Lord I believe you

Chorus 2:

That You’re my shelter in the storm

You’re the lover of my soul

You’re my true and faithful friend

You are God and You’re my Lord

You’re the pearl of greatest price 

Only You can satisfy 

You are more than enough for me

I believe

“Offerings” This Friday at TD!


Hey TD!

“Offerings,” our inaugural evening showcase of original artistic offerings for the Lord’s pleasure is THIS FRIDAY!  We encourage you to take a step of faith and give to the Lord an offering of praise from your heart.  Don’t be worried about what other people will think or self-conscious that you’re not as good at something as someone else.  It’s not about that at all.  It’s about using what God has given you (no matter how small or big) to honor Him:

Deuteronomy 16:17
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.

Listen to this podcast to get more details.  Then email me with what you’re going to offer.  The deadline to sign up is this Thursday! – Arthur


Don’t Miss the Next 2 Weeks at TD!

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This Friday, 7/25 – “The Holiness of God”

Following up on last summer’s series, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” we will explore some of the titanic work of the giants of the faith we introduced you to last summer.  This week, we will watch and work through one of RC Sproul’s most catalytic messages from his titanic series, The Holiness of God.  Come and foster your awe of our awe-some God!

This Saturday, 7/26 – SPCH – meet at 9:30 at the Hsiehs’ home

convalescent home

Next Friday, 8/1 – “Offerings”

TD will be hosting its first showcase of original artistic offerings, created and offered for the Lord’s pleasure and our blessing!  (Thanks for the drawing, Melody!)  Listen to this short podcast to get the details:

Please email Arthur if you plan to partipate!