2016 Advent Offering

December 1, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Posted in: Stewardship

"Give More. Spend Less." - Advent Conspiracy

Tis' the season of making lists. Many of us make Christmas lists for loved ones to purchase items off of for us. We make lists of gifts we want to give people. Lists are made for all the goodies we want to make and give away this year. Who will make the family Christmas card list this year? And I am sure we all have a bucket list of things we want to do together as a family during this season.

Amidst this list is the underlying current of caring for ourselves - and that's ok. The season that is among us is one to savor, for in this season many fond memories are made that will last. Traditions are formed and relationships are forged.

Missio Dei Church seeks to join the season of forming traditions as well. Just as God was crazy generous in sending us the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus Christ - we too seek encourage men, women, and children to be crazy generous this time of year as well.

Starting this Sunday (and running through December 30) we will begin collecting our Advent offering for the following ministries:

Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center

"At the heart of Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center is a desire to help people find Christ and grow in their faith. We desire Manitoqua to be a place where people of all ages come for spiritual renewal, fellowship, and fun, or simply a quiet reprieve from the hectic pace of everyday life." We seek to help support this local ministry in the furthering of His Kingdom.

Reformed Universty Fellowship (RUF) Northwestern

"RUF is a Northwestern community committed to experiencing the gospel, equipping leaders to serve our campus and world, and extending God's redemptive work of changing lives, building community, healing our city, and renewing our culture." We seek to help support this city ministry in the furthering of His Kingdom.

Mark & Laura Ambrose

In a country where there are 1.7 doctors per 10,000 people, Mark desires to demonstrate mercy through medical care. He has ministered to the medically underserved in Chicago for over 20 years. Mark is also an ordained ruling elder of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and his experience instructing men and teaching doctrine has equipped him to serve as a mentor to young Cambodian church leaders.

By engaging the women of Cambodia Laura desires to see them flourish as women of faith and of the Word. In a country where less than 2 percent of the population believe in Jesus, her heart is to disciple women to impact both their community and the next generation for Christ. Laura will work closely with the local church to develop women’s ministries, including outreach to victims of abuse and human trafficking.

We seek to help support their ministry to the ends of the earth to serve His Kingdom.
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Online donations made be made online (select the ADVENT fund) or you may give during Sunday morning gathered worship. Checks may be made payable to Missio Dei Church and simply include ADVENT OFFERING in the memo line.

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