Our Christmas Offering strategically advances the mission God has called us to…
Thank you so much for your generosity in last year’s Christmas Offering. It enabled us to remove the dilapidated house on our property, significantly reduce the debt on our building, provide financial help and counseling resources to many who struggled throughout 2021, and build our expansion fund. We are grateful for you and for the beautiful work that happened as a result of your vital partnership.
Throughout this year, God has deepened our faith and expanded our ministry at GraceLand Church. We are thankful for a growing culture of prayer and desperation to call on His name. We are thankful for a growing hunger to know God and His Word, be led by His Spirit, and walk in obedience. We are thankful for the lives that have been transformed by the Gospel this year.
We are thankful for the ability to make room for more people through offering two services that both have full kids ministry. We are thankful for how God is building His Church through ministries like GraceLand Kids and Youth, Community Groups, Celebrate Recovery, Adult and Seniors Ministries, MUMLife, Franklin Bible College, GraceLand Creative Ministries, and more. We are thankful to partner with a growing group of missionaries and organizations around the world to join God in His mission. And we are thankful to be a part of what God is doing right here in our own city! He is faithful.
This Year’s Initiative
This year, our Christmas Offering is going towards the three initiatives explained below. As you read, remember, God is our provider. May we call on the Lord and trust Him to fund the vision He has given us and to do more than we ask or imagine. Here are the details of the offering:
1. Debt Reduction
We believe it is critical to pay off the remaining debt on our building to make way for how God is calling us to expand. The remaining debt is currently $132,000, which is more than $100,000 less than last year at the same time. Praise God! Our goal is to have it completely paid off by this time next year! The only way this will happen is if our church family steps up to sacrificially give to this Christmas Offering. All things are possible.
2. Benevolence Fund
A portion of our Christmas Offering will also go towards compassion work in our immediate area, especially as it relates to those who are under-served and in need due to extreme circumstances. This offering enables us to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most as we begin a new year.
3. Expansion Fund
A portion of our Christmas Offering will also go towards upcoming projects that will expand our ministry reach and provide adequate space for our growth. We are thankful for how God is guiding our steps, building our church family, and calling us to trust Him as we respond to what He is doing in our midst.
This is a miracle number for us. The only way we’ll reach this goal is if our whole church family steps up to sacrificially give. All things are possible. Remember, it’s not about equal giving but equal sacrifice. Every gift matters!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When can I give? The Christmas offering will be on Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th. If you miss those days or can’t give at those times, you can give towards this offering anytime between now and January 9th.
2. How do I give? Write “Christmas Offering” on your check or giving envelope or select “Christmas Offering” in the drop down menu when giving online.
3. Will I receive giving credit for taxes? Yes. If you want credit for 2021, 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.