It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! Our team is delighted to share a special gift with you as you plan for this full season: a four-week children’s ministry curriculum that teaches young ones how to be generous.
This resource is perfect for the Advent season and includes everything your teachers need: videos, stories, and downloadable activities—all customized for Canadian churches.
We know that leaders are always interested in weaving the theme of generosity into their church’s Christmas celebrations. That’s why we’re delighted that this curriculum includes opportunities to give through our popular Gift Catalogue. Your children will love to see the difference they can make in other children’s lives—whether it’s with a goat, a chicken, or the gift of education!
Over the years, the Gift Catalogue has been a great conduit of generosity—from Canada to communities in need around the world. Last year, more than 174,000 children and families in more than 50 countries benefited from gifts given in this way.
Here are a few ideas on how the Gift Catalogue can enhance your church’s Christmas ministry:
- Educate children about poverty in Canada and around the world
The children’s ministry curriculum is a family-friendly way to not only introduce young children to concepts of poverty but also show them a practical response through a targeted gift.
- Make a collective gift as a family
Many families choose to pool money they would normally spend on each other to make a collective donation—like a beehive or two goats. It’s fun to choose the gift together and see the impact your family can make.
- Unite your church with a creative event
A fun fundraiser can be a great part of your church’s Christmas calendar. Why not link your nativity play to a “fill a stable” gift—giving cows, goats, chickens, and pigs to a family in poverty?
For more information about the Gift Catalogue, visit the website. May God bless you as you seek to serve with the same self-giving love that Jesus showed us.