2021 “Big Gift” Christmas Offering
Each Christmas season, we challenge you to give above what you normally give each month. In previous years, we’ve used 50% of this offering to cover final budget expenses, and we’ve gave away the other 50% to ministry/community partners.
This year, as we did last year, we will give away 100% of our Christmas offering. We are thankful for your faithful monthly giving this year which has helped fuel our church ministry plans. Let’s finish strong with our regular giving and allow God to stretch our generosity so we can bless the recipients below.
Should I give toward this offering instead of the normal offering?
We are urging people to give toward the Christmas offering with a sacrificial gift. In other words, we still count on your faithful and regular giving in the month of December to continue doing our normal ministry plans. We know God will give wisdom and faith about how you make a sacrifice this December to give sacrificially in addition to your regular monthly giving.
How and when can I give?
Now through December 31st… The easiest way to give is online through December 31. Just be sure to designate your offering for the “Christmas Offering.” You can also give in person on Sunday, December 19th and/or at our Christmas Eve Eve service.
How will this offering be used?
As is stated above, we are giving away 100% of this offering. We will split this offering evenly among these ministry/community partners. Find out more about these ministry partners by reading below and watching the videos.
Adrian Burnett Elementary
Our church adopted Adrian Burnett Elementary back in August of 2017 and the partnership has continued to grow since then. This offering is another way we can be a blessing and source of support to the school.
Josh and Kari McIntosh
This missionary family was introduced to our church earlier in 2020. Josh has visited The Grove and shared his heart for missions and making disciples. They will be leaving after Christmas for their next season of ministry in South Africa as a part of East Mountain.
Ignite Network (Missionary Church)
This is our network/families of churches. All of the churches in the network are young churches like The Grove (approximately 10 years old or less). God is doing great things in our network by raising up dozens of new leaders and church plants each year. While we support our network with budgeted money from your regular offerings, we thought this would be a great time to give an extra blessing to the network that has been such a blessing to our church and leadership.
Watch videos from new church planters in the network by selecting from the playlist menu in the top right corner of the video box.