We are excited to share with you that this marks the beginning of our special Christmas offering collection! In the past we have been able to bless some of our dearest ministry and mission partners in tremendous ways through the generosity of those in our church family. As a part of God’s plan to grow the faith of every person in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. If you are able, we’d love to invite you to help us in blessing another one of our ministry partners. This year, our Christmas offering will help support Chris Link and the Sojourn Collegiate Ministry. Chris grew up here at Leclaire and as a teen dedicated his life to serving Christ. When he left LCC, we continued to support him and his ministry through financial support and prayers for his outreach to be magnified. With this year’s Christmas offering, we hope to extend the impact of Sojourn so that many more individuals may come to know Jesus through this ministry.
The goal for the Christmas offering this year is $12,000. In the event we exceed our goal, the Missions Team will identify another mission(s) in need, allocate the excess to them, and report back to the congregation how those funds blessed that mission. Please prayerfully consider a gift which may stretch your faith and pray the funds we collect will help make a Kingdom impact through Sojourn. The Christmas offering will be open through December 31st. Please see the message below about how the offering will be used this year with Sojourn Collegiate Ministry and take a moment to watch the video clip from Chris!
Sojourn Collegiate Ministry is a ministry located in New England and serves seven campuses in Boston and Rhode Island. This year they welcomed six recent graduates into their ministry training program, called Res10. As we sponsor an intern, we are equipping the next generation for ministry to reach more on the college campus. The cost to put an intern through the Res10 program is $12,000 per intern annually. The goal of the Christmas giving this year is to sponsor Jolie, one of their six interns. Your gift provides all the resources to train a new minister and it helps reach the college campus!
This year there are two ways to give toward the Christmas offering. If you are planning to attend in-person services, you can drop off your offering in one of the black offering boxes in the Worship Center. However, you can also give online by going to Giving@LCC and choosing “Christmas Offering- 2020” from the fund options. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can contribute this year to help more students experience God's Dream for their lives through our Christmas offering.