2022 Christmas Offering

Each year we collect a special offering to meet the physical and spiritual needs in our communities and abroad.

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local generosity

COMMON CUP

Common Cup is a local non-profit in Hutchinson and Glencoe communities that gathers spiritual and financial resources from the area churches into one “common cup” to minister to those in need. The ministry provides food, laundry, diapers, and emergency shelter to those in need. This is a key strategic way we can aid those in our community who are the hardest hit by inflation and need help with basic resources.  

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HOMES

HOMES provides individuals and families in McLeod County temporary emergency shelter so that they have the stability to work with a self-sufficiency case manager from United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) to pursue the building blocks for long-term stability. HOMES helps an average of 30 individuals/families a year in the community. 85% of those helped by HOMES in 2021 exited their motel room into a place to live or a treatment facility after an average of 26 days. 

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CONVERGE NORTH CENTRAL

Converge North Central is a movement of churches working together to help people meet, know, and follow Jesus by starting and strengthening churches in Minnesota and Iowa. By supporting CNC we are equipping gifted leaders to bring focus and energy to this movement of churches of which we are a part.

GLOBAL GENEROSITY

Partner with Church Planter Flores in Southern Brazil

Pastor Saimon Flores is a pastor that Lee Bloch, our outreach partner in Brazil, has been investing in as a pastor and church planter. He is presently overseeing three church plants in Blumenau, a largely unreached city of 360,000. His church plant in Itoupava Central is meeting in a single rented room and would like to expand to have a space for kids. They need an additional $3,600 to rent a place that gives their growing church space to grow. They are running a soccer outreach program for kids that is successfully enabling them to reach families. They would like to expand this outreach with some additional funds. Lastly, Saimon is traveling a lot between the three church plants and has an aging car that is breaking down routinely. He would benefit from the purchase of a more reliable vehicle. We can help provide needed funds to see these three church plants reach more people with the gospel.


The Timothy Initiative

41% of the world, more than 3 billion people, live in areas with few Bibles, Christians, churches, or people trying to reach them. The Timothy Initiative partners with local Christians in these least-reached areas of the world to train them to be disciple-makers. From these trained disciple makers, some go through an intensive biblical training program that prepares them to plant a church. Their strategic, effective training method has been leading to an exponential growth of new disciples of Jesus and church plants. Presently, through The Timothy Initiative, an average of 72 churches are being planted every day and there are an estimated 2.4 million new disciples of Jesus through those churches since 2008. Our funding provides the training materials used in the training of disciple makers and church planters. Learn more at www.ttionline.org