The last two months of the year are critical for most churches in the area of generosity. Many people wait to the end of the year to make a decision about giving financially to the church. And many more are moved to give to all kinds of causes because of the feelings generated by Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, please make plans now to give people an opportunity to give generously to your mission.
Folks, please realize that in November and December many are moved to give by their emotions related to love, compassion and gratitude. The over 1.5 million charities know this, so they will be out in full force providing a message and means for people to give. The church needs to be doing the same.
Give people an opportunity to make a special offering for Thanksgiving because they are grateful for God’s provision. Give people an opportunity to donate at Christmas in response to the best gift of all, Jesus. It will take some effort to craft the message and the means, but it will be worth it. Cokesbury offers all kinds of special bulletins, letterheads and offering envelopes for this purpose. Do not miss this opportunity.
And Discipleship Ministries is offering a free webinar for ending the year strong. The details are found below:
Ending the Year Strong!
DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018
TIME: 6:30 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
DURATION: 120 min
PRESENTER: Ken Sloane
It’s not too late to have a better 2018! Every church has ups and downs in their finances, and if your church has some ground to recover, don’t despair – ACT! Join us as we share how you can best embrace the most generous months of the year!