How One Church Smashed Their Christmas Offering Goal (and you can too)

As the seasons change, we all have a tendency to move on without pausing for a moment to celebrate what God has been up to.

Back in October, I led a series of webinars and gave away my free e-book about Planning and Conducting a Christmas Offering, and I’ve gotten lots of  great stories of how God has blessed many churches – but I haven’t shared any of those stories here on the blog this year.

Then just recently, I received an email from Bob Weber – Senior Pastor of Camden (AL) Baptist Church and a member of my Tele-Coaching Network – telling me about his church’s experience with the Christmas Offering.

With his permission, I wanted to share his email with you today:

Hi Nelson,

Just wanted to let you know that we had our One Day Christmas Offering yesterday at Camden Baptist Church.  Our Goal was $12,000.00 to be dedicated to Global Missions.

After implementing principles in the WORSHIP PLANNING, STEWARDSHIP Systems as well as those in the Christmas Offering Webinar, here is yesterday’s Recap:

$19,773.10 one Day Global Mission Offering!!!!  We received the offering and made the report on the spot, believing in faith that we had reached our goal….and we reached, and busted through our goal…talk about rejoicing, celebrating, worshipping!  By the way…our regular offering was at the 10K mark and an additional 3K was received for our Renovation Debt that has now been reduced to just $20,000.00 (down from $170,000.00 since January of 2010).

As a side note, we needed a new Sound System here, and in October, received $15K to make that happen.   The Lord is doing something here in a depressed economy that is beyond amazing.

I am geeked up today and so thankful to the Lord and to you for the transformation that has happened in me, my leadership and His church as a result of the coaching.  So glad that I jumped in on the next round!

God is doing something in this county seat town and I wanted to let you know.


Bob Weber
Camden Baptist Church
Camden, Alabama

That’s amazing Bob – Go God!  I’m praying for even bigger and better things in Camden this year.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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