In What Areas Can a Christmas Offering Help My Church?

Today I have one more FAQ about your Christmas Offering…

Should we divide our Christmas Offering over multiple “causes” or would it be more impactful to focus on one single cause?

This is a common question (and a good one), but it’s actually more effective to have multiple causes.

What I like about raising funds for three items is that it connects with more people.

Let’s say you focus on missions – it’s possible that some folks would connect with that item while others wouldn’t (and thereby not give).

But if you did missions and children’s ministry – well, now you get the missions folks and those with a heart for kids.

Three items – same principle.

It gets more people involved AND it provides funds for each of these ministry areas!

I wouldn’t do more than three causes the first time out – definitely missions and then something that focuses on your city or region (Community Service/Feeding the Poor perhaps) and something internal (paving the parking lot, purchasing a new sign, etc.).

Don’t spread yourself too thin AND don’t narrow your focus too tightly, and you can see a great result of funding for your church and spiritual growth in the people who call your church home!

P.S. For the ultimate guide to planning & conducting your Christmas Offering (including the steps to choosing the right causes & several examples), click the link below to secure your copy of “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering”:

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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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