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Thank You for Your Generosity!
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Thank You For Your Generosity!
How would you like to go a birthday party, your own birthday party, and everyone gave gifts to one another, except to you?  No one gave you anything, even though you gave each one of them the greatest gift imaginable.  

Well, this Christmas, you have an opportunity to participate in the special Christmas Offering as a way to worship and honor Jesus on His birthday.  Everyone is encouraged to consider giving a gift to Jesus this year. Will you pray this simple prayer, "Jesus, how much would you like me to give to You as my Christmas Offering?". Maybe, the biggest single gift you give anyone this year should be to Jesus. Think about it.
  
Your special Christmas Offering will be invested in:

OUTREACH:  Connecting With New People in our Area
HANDRAILS: Acquiring New Handrails for the Children's Building & Church Office Porches
BENEVOLENCE:  Helping Hurting People & Meeting Special Needs Locally
WORLD MISSION: Participating in Global World Mission & The Great Commission

There are several ways to participate in this year's Christmas Offering:

There will be a special moment during the Special  Christmas Services on December 23th  for you to bring your gift to Jesus and place it in the manger in the auditorium.
You can fill out your Christmas Offering Form, insert it in the enclosed red/green envelope, and drop in the offering bag any Sunday between now and January 13th.
To mail in your gift, insert your completed Christmas Offering Form in the enclosed self-addressed envelope and mail it to the church office.
If you prefer to give online, click the button at the top of this page and mark your gift for The Christmas Offering. 

Thanks for your generosity and investment in the Kingdom of God!

Your Christmas Offering will make a huge difference in the lives of others.


How would you like to go a birthday party, your own birthday party, and everyone gave gifts to one another, except to you?  No one gave you anything, even though you gave each one of them the greatest gift imaginable.  

Well, this Christmas, you have an opportunity to participate in the special Christmas Offering as a way to worship and honor Jesus on His birthday.  Everyone is encouraged to consider giving a gift to Jesus this year. Will you pray this simple prayer, "Jesus, how much would you like me to give to You as my Christmas Offering?". Maybe, the biggest single gift you give anyone this year should be to Jesus. Think about it.
  
Your special Christmas Offering will be invested in:

OUTREACH:  Connecting With New People in our Area
HANDRAILS: Acquiring New Handrails for the Children's Building & Church Office Porches
BENEVOLENCE:  Helping Hurting People & Meeting Special Needs Locally
WORLD MISSION: Participating in Global World Mission & The Great Commission

There are several ways to participate in this year's Christmas Offering:

There will be a special moment during the Special  Christmas Services on December 23th  for you to bring your gift to Jesus and place it in the manger in the auditorium.
You can fill out your Christmas Offering Form, insert it in the enclosed red/green envelope, and drop in the offering bag any Sunday between now and January 13th.
To mail in your gift, insert your completed Christmas Offering Form in the enclosed self-addressed envelope and mail it to the church office.
If you prefer to give online, click the button at the top of this page and mark your gift for The Christmas Offering. 

Thanks for your generosity and investment in the Kingdom of God!

Your Christmas Offering will make a huge difference in the lives of others.


HOW YOUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
OFFERING WILL BE INVESTED

 1.OUTREACH: Connecting With New People in Our Area

There are thousands of people just minutes from our church campus whose lives would be radically different and significantly improved if . . . they came to know the Lord Jesus Christ.  I believe the Lord wants to use us to reach as many people as possible. Wouldn't you like as many people as possible to know, love and serve Jesus in the same way you do?  What a joy it will be to see new people come to Jesus and to confess Him as Lord in Baptism.  This has been a great year for New Life, but what about 2019?  There are lots of new friends we need to make. How cool will it be to see some great new people find their place as part of the New Life family. This Christmas Offering will go a long way towards making the new year the best fruitful year we have ever seen. 













 2.NEW HANDRAILS: Add Some Much Needed Handrails to the Children's Building & Church Office Porches

We have some really nice wrought iron handrails in front of the auditorium. Don't you think it's about time to add some in front of the Children's Building and Church Office? Well, your generosity can make that happen and Hilda will be soooooo grateful . . . . and even Pastor Robert .  . . . and possibly even Zach.  


 3.BENEVOLENCE: Helping Hurting People & Meeting Special Needs Locally

Even in an area like Olive Branch, there are plenty of hurting and hungry people.  Many people are just one paycheck away from financial disaster. The loss of a job, an unexpected illness or accident, a tragic divorce . . . any of these can put someone in a desperate situation.  This year we are once again partnering with the Olive Branch Food Ministry to help those who are hurting.  The Christmas Offering will enable us to make a cash donation to them and to be able to say "Yes" to other special needs that we become aware of in the coming year.




 4.WORLD MISSION: Participating in Global World Mission & The Great Commission

The command of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is to make disciples of all nations.  The open doors and mission opportunities that our spiritual family has are amazing.  We have the awesome privilege to be joined together in covenant relationships with leaders & churches around the globe. These brothers and sisters are laboring to see Christ made known and the Kingdom of God expanded in their own countries.  Your gift to The Christmas Offering make it possible for us to do a little something extra for them. We as church give a tithe for World Mission to Covenant Leadership Institute on a monthly basis.  A portion of The Christmas Offering will be invested in World Mission that is over and above our regular giving as a church. Your generous and sacrificial giving will be a great blessing to these great leaders.




HOW YOUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
OFFERING WILL BE INVESTED

 1. OUTREACH: Connecting With New People in Our Area

There are thousands of people just minutes from our church campus whose lives would be radically different and significantly improved if . . . they came to know the Lord Jesus Christ.  I believe the Lord wants to use us to reach as many people as possible. Wouldn't you like as many people as possible to know, love and serve Jesus in the same way you do?  What a joy it will be to see new people come to Jesus and to confess Him as Lord in Baptism.  This has been a great year for New Life, but what about 2019?  There are lots of new friends we need to make. How cool will it be to see some great new people find their place as part of the New Life family. This Christmas Offering will go a long way towards making the new year the best fruitful year we have ever seen. 

FREQUENTLY
 ASKED
 QUESTIONS

WHY A CHRISTMAS OFFERING?

As part of God's plan to grow our faith as His people, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. The Christmas Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2019. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather is to position us to make a greater impact in our community, in our church and around the world in the coming year. The Christmas Offering enables us to maximize the opportunities and open doors that are before us.


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
REGULAR OFFERING AND THIS SPECIAL OFFERING?

The regular weekly offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that each of us set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. The Christmas Offering is one of those special occasions that stretches us to grow in our faith and giving. This offering should be over and above what we regularly give.


HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?

Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Some in our church can give a $1,000, $3,000 or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $500. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?  Maybe, the biggest single gift you give anyone this year should be to Jesus? Think about it. Pray about it.


HOW CAN I GIVE TO THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING?


1.On Sunday, December 23 there will be a special moment as part of the Christmas Worship Celebration Service that you can bring your Christmas Offering and place it in the crib in the Manger that will be set up. Many people find this to be a very moving worshipful experience.

2.You Can Automate Your Christmas Offering Giving by completing the enclosed "Automated Giving Enrollment Form". Just indicate how much, how often, and for how many weeks you would like to invest in The Christmas Offering.

3.You Can Give Online Anytime.

4.You can give during the Sunday Morning Worship Celebration using the special Christmas offering envelope.

5.You can give with your debit/credit card using your regular offering envelope and indicate that it is for the Christmas offering.

6.You can mail in your Christmas Offering using the enclosed self-addressed offering envelope.

7.You can give to the Christmas Offering by using your bank's online bill pay service.

 2. NEW HANDRAILS: Add Some Much Needed Handrails to the Children's Building & Church Office Porches

We have some really nice wrought iron handrails in front of the auditorium. Don't you think it's about time to add some in front of the Children's Building and Church Office? Well, your generosity can make that happen and Hilda will be soooooo grateful . . . . and even Pastor Robert .  . . . and possibly even Zach. 
 3. BENEVOLENCE: Helping Hurting People & Meeting Special Needs Locally

Even in an area like Olive Branch, there are plenty of hurting and hungry people.  Many people are just one paycheck away from financial disaster. The loss of a job, an unexpected illness or accident, a tragic divorce . . . any of these can put someone in a desperate situation.  This year we are once again partnering with the Olive Branch Food Ministry to help those who are hurting.  The Christmas Offering will enable us to make a cash donation to them and to be able to say "Yes" to other special needs that we become aware of in the coming year.
4. WORLD MISSION: Participating in Global World Mission & The Great Commission

The command of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is to make disciples of all nations.  The open doors and mission opportunities that our spiritual family has are amazing.  We have the awesome privilege to be joined together in covenant relationships with leaders & churches around the globe. These brothers and sisters are laboring to see Christ made known and the Kingdom of God expanded in their own countries.  Your gift to The Christmas Offering make it possible for us to do a little something extra for them. We as church give a tithe for World Mission to Covenant Leadership Institute on a monthly basis.  A portion of The Christmas Offering will be invested in World Mission that is over and above our regular giving as a church. Your generous and sacrificial giving will be a great blessing to these great leaders.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY A CHRISTMAS OFFERING?

As part of God's plan to grow our faith as His people, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. The Christmas Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2019. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather is to position us to make a greater impact in our community, in our church and around the world in the coming year. The Christmas Offering enables us to maximize the opportunities and open doors that are before us.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
REGULAR OFFERING AND THIS SPECIAL OFFERING?

The regular weekly offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that each of us set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. The Christmas Offering is one of those special occasions that stretches us to grow in our faith and giving. This offering should be over and above what we regularly give.


HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?

Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Some in our church can give a $1,000, $3,000 or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $500. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?  Maybe, the biggest single gift you give anyone this year should be to Jesus? Think about it. Pray about it.