One way that you could make an incredible impact this Christmas season is to give to a church plant. Al around the world God is doing incredible things as men of God step out on faith to start new churches and reach people that no one else is reaching. These men and their families risk everything in order to share God's love and hope with people who are far from God. I am a huge fan of church planters because I believe Jesus is a huge fan of church planters. I believe he delights in their risks and is honored in their obedience. So what better gift to give at Christmas than the gift of hope and salvation to others by supporting a new church? Check out the churches below. See what they're doing to reach people in their community. Pray for the pastors and the churches they lead. And then give. Give a gift in honor of a friend or family member. Get your Bible study class or small group at your church to give one of these churches a financial gift for Christmas this year. Support these pastors and these churches and help them reach those who no one else is reaching...because by doing that, you're giving the gift of Jesus in a tangible way to those who've never experienced his love. Here are some great pastors and church plants I'd recommend you give to:
- You could help Launch The Revolution. Go here to help Pastor Zak White launch Revolution Church in Shertz, TX.
- You could become a Verve Venture Capitalist. Go here to help Pastor Vince Antonucci raise enough money to lease a building for his new church on the Vegas Strip.
- Email Pastor Caleb Southerland at caleb [at]urbanhills [dot] org to find out how you can help support Urban Hills and there 20/20 vision.
- Help Pastor Nick Carnes launch New Passion Church and reach those far from God in the Grovetown, GA area by going here.
When you give to support your local church and when you give to help plant churches, you are literally helping to give the presence of Jesus to a hurting world. I can't think of a better, more fitting gift at Christmas than that.