Our Christmas offering strategically advances the mission God has called us to…
God is writing a beautiful story at GraceLand Church. People are being reached with the Gospel of Jesus. Families are being restored and filled with hope. This Christmas, our special offering is going towards the three initiatives explained below. As you read, remember, we raise money on our knees in prayer. May we commit this to prayer and trust God to fund the vision He has given us and to meet all our needs. Here are the details of the offering:
1. GraceLand Kids
We have seen GraceLand Kids more than double over 2019. We are approaching max capacity in our Kids Wing so this offering will go towards further developing our kids ministry space to better facilitate our growth and better serve our kids. We believe one of the most important things happening in the life of our church is reaching the kids of this new generation and helping them build a foundation as lifelong followers of Jesus.
2. GraceLand Youth
We launched GraceLand Youth in the Fall of 2019 and it has developed into a wonderful group of close to a dozen students and an additional dozen leaders who have a vision to see this group expand in 2020. This offering will go towards further developing our youth ministry space upstairs above the foyer. Our youth are facing increasing complexities and challenges in our culture and we believe it is essential to create a safe space for them to build healthy relationhsips and develop roots as lifelong followers of Jesus.
3. Benevolence Fund
We have been able to help many people in need throughout 2019 through our Benevolence Fund. This offering will go towards caring for those facing challenging circumstances within our church family and in our community. We believe God’s heart beats with compassion for those who are hurting and in need.
Remember, it’s not about equal giving but equal sacrifice. Every little bit matters!
Our goal is to raise $15,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When can I give? The Christmas offering will be on Sunday, December 15th. If you miss that day or can’t give at that time, you can give towards this offering anytime before January 6th.
2. How do I give? On Sunday (write “Christmas Offering” on your check or giving envelope) or online (select “Christmas Offering” in drop down menu).
3. Will I receive giving credit for taxes? Yes. If you want credit for 2019, your gift must be given by Dec 31st.
4. Should I detract from my regular giving for this offering? No, this is meant to be above and beyond regular tithes and offerings.
*Thank you in advance for your vital partnership. We could not do what God has called us to do apart from your generosity.