Dear Church Family,


I am excited about the unique opportunity God has provided for us through our “Building Faith; Reaching Generations” Campaign.  I believe the next few months are going to be a significant time in the life of our church. As we focus on this capital stewardship campaign, I want to encourage you to take some time to reflect on God’s blessings in your own life and in the life of Briarwood. I know you join me in feeling gratitude and anticipation as we seek God’s will for the days ahead.


I’m excited about “Building Faith; Reaching Generations” because I believe it is going to provide new opportunities to build God’s Kingdom right here in Oconee County and around the world. It will provide resources that will help us continue to reach the younger generations of Oconee. It will help us in our vision to reach newcomers and their families for Jesus Christ.


Each of us is now challenged to give sacrificially, over and above our current giving, for three years.  “Building Faith; Reaching Generations” requires fervent prayer and obedience to God's leading in each of our lives. I wholeheartedly believe that the Briarwood family is ready for the challenge this endeavor presents.


Please look over this website carefully. Through it, you will find all the details of the project and the resources necessary to see it become reality. I ask you to prayerfully consider your part in “Building Faith; Reaching Generations.”  What you give is a personal decision between you and God.  What we will accomplish together will bring generations of children and families to Jesus Christ.


I will be praying for you as you consider what God would lead you to do. I’m praying for Him to bless you and your family and for His name to be glorified in the months ahead.


With Gratitude for You and Yours,


Rick Standard

Senior Pastor