What is the Christmas Offering?
The Christmas Offering is a special opportunity to accelerate the mission of God in our church, community, and the world in 2019. This is not an offering to make budget or meet a specific need, but it is about our church making a greater impact within the 40+ areas that we currently make a kingdom contribution into. This offering is an important opportunity for you to grow in your faith through sacrificial giving, so we invite you to pray and ask God what He is leading you to contribute beyond your regular tithes and offerings. Let's end 2018 and start 2019 being generous as our God is generous.
Why give in a Special Offering?
We believe that Biblical stewardship starts with the obedience in giving a tithe (tithe meaning 10%) but should continue towards radical generosity – giving offerings above and beyond the tithe. As we give, we do so cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and regularly (I Corinthians 16:2). Yet, we are also called to give sacrificially (Mark 12:41-44). The Christmas Offering is a time to give in both a radically generous and sacrificial way above your regular tithes and offerings.
How Much Should I Give?
There is no goal dollar amount on the Christmas Offering – this is intentional. This offering is not because we are behind on budget for 2018, but instead will position our church to make greater impact on our church, community, and world in 2019. It will go directly towards accelerating the mission of the 40+ areas that we as a church currently make a kingdom contribution into.
With that in mind, this offering is less about meeting a specific need, and more about our spiritual formation and growth. It is a part of God’s plan to grow the faith of people in His church, and sacrificial giving has the opportunity to do this like no other! We want you to simply pray and ask God, “What do you want me to give?” and respond with obedience and faith. As we encourage church-wide participation, the issue is not equal giving in dollar amounts, but equal sacrificial obedience.
When Should I Give?
To enable you the time to respond in obedience and faith, the Christmas Offering will run throughout the entire month of December and end on the first Sunday of the New Year – Sunday, January 6th. However, if you would like your offering to be considered in your 2018 tax-deductible giving statement, the church must receive it by December 31st, 2018. You can give your gifts at separate times over the course of the month, or all at once.
How Can I Give?
You can mail your gift to the church offices and note that it is for the Christmas Offering. Indian Creek Community Church 12480 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS, 66062
You can give in person by cash, check or credit card. Please utilize a giving envelope and write “CHRISTMAS OFFERING” in the memo line and give in Sunday’s offering or deliver to the church offices.
You can give cash gifts online by clicking HERE and selecting “Christmas Offering” from the drop- down menu.
You can also give non-cash gifts such as stock, or in-kind donations by clicking HERE and selecting “Christmas Offering” from the “designate now” button on the confirmation page.
Have additional questions? Please contact our Business Administrator John Bennie by email or call 913-829-0712.
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