Pulpit Rock Christmas Offering 2020

As we have walked through the Letter of James together this fall, we’ve been learning how to be doers who act, which is why we’ve decided to call this year’s Christmas Offering MERCY.

Mercy is about acting. It’s about using what God has given us to relieve suffering and choose compassion and kindness over judgment.

With this year’s Christmas Offering we have the opportunity to put our faith into action, to partner together in God’s Kingdom work, and to show His Mercy to those around us. What better way to close out a difficult year?

We decided to try something new this year and instead of a specific amount raised for each project, we will divide the offering equally into three parts: the refugee crisis in Lebanon, human trafficking, and local Kingdom expressions.

It’s our hope and prayer to raise at least $50,000 towards each one.

We invite you to partner with us.

Would you pray for each of these projects and partnerships and ask God how He might be leading you to respond?

The Exodus Road

We want to continue to invest in the fight against the evil of human slavery and human trafficking. On any given day, there are around 25 million people in slavery in this area. Over the next 2 years we want to walk with the Exodus Road in expanding their investigations in SE Asia into the Philippines. They are developing an after-care pilot program called “Beyond Rescue” aimed at young women and men who are over 18 and want to leave the sex industry but have few options. Because these precious people are not underage, there are very few resources available to help. This effort will provide temporary shelter and job training.

The Pando Collective & Weigh Out Ministries

Through the Pando Collective, we are looking for local expressions of the Kingdom that we can partner with and support. Weigh Out Ministries is a youth mentoring ministry on the southeast side of town. They are seeking to launch community centers that can be hubs for teens and families in the community. We want to help with funds to get these hubs established AND we want to volunteer through Pando to help these local under-resourced communities.

1,000 Lighthouses & Tyre Church

We want to continue to invest in helping people who have been displaced. UNICEF estimates over 15 million displaced people in the region. The Lighthouse ministry that was started at Tyre Church develops community centers that serve refugee camps in 5 middle eastern countries. These centers meet tangible needs for food, job training/income, clothing, education, medical care and the Gospel.

More on the blog!

Christmas Offering 2020 | Mercy

November 5, 2020

With this year’s Christmas Offering, we have the opportunity to put our faith into action, to partner together in God’s Kingdom work, and to show His Mercy to those around us.

Mercy | The Exodus Road

November 12, 2020

What does it look like for us to start praying with our feet – to take up the cause of the oppressed and marginalized?

Mercy | The Pando Collective

November 19, 2020

How can we as believers spread out to produce new growth in our city by partnering with Weigh Out Ministries through The Pando Collective?

Mercy | 1,000 Lighthouses

November 25, 2020

A lighthouse is a structure designed to be a beacon of light. And just like a lighthouse, we were made to give hope and light during times like these.