The early response to the 2012 debut of my “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering” resource has been great – thanks to all who’ve already secured yours!
To celebrate, I’m sharing some Christmas Offering FAQ’s this week – here’s one I hear from time to time:
If we start the offering around Thanksgiving and run it into (or through) January, should we really call it a “Christmas Offering?”
The concept of this special offering is about helping people stretch spiritually and fund Kingdom efforts at a time when they’re in the giving spirit in general.
That’s why I use the term “Christmas Offering” to describe this type of offering in my training and discussions.
That being said, you can call it whatever you think will best connect with your people.
If you’re planning to allow people to give to it into the new year, “Christmas Offering” may not be as compelling.
And allowing people to give into the month of January is a good strategy – because some people will be able to give more after the first of the year!
At The Journey we typically refer to it as our “special offering” or “annual offering,” because we often extend it through January.
P.S. For all the details on setting up your Christmas Offering (including when to start and stop it), click the link below to secure your copy of “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering”:
It’s just been updated with all my learnings from 2011 and the latest files for 2012!
Don’t delay – it’s only available through November 19
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