The Christmas season is just around the corner and we wanted to present to you an opportunity to transform the world with love through our annual Christmas offering. Our Christmas offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2023.
In 2022, we were able to raise over $60,000. Through our 2022 Christmas offering, we were able to update the Kids Auditorium, Youth Room, Office Hallways, Sidewalks, Love our City through service projects, and help provide pastors with much-needed emotional health and support.
As we head into the New Year, I am excited to share with you information regarding this year’s Transforming the World with Love Christmas Offering that begins now and will run until Christmas Eve. With this special offering, we have the opportunity to deepen our impact in this city, enlarge our ministry to our regular attenders and encourage pastors who are struggling.
This year we have again set a goal of $75,000. Listed below are several ways for you to partner with Transformation Church as we look to show up with the love of Christ to help meet these many needs in our world today.
The offering will be designated for:
- Full-Time Children’s Pastor. Studies show that 85% of people make a decision to follow Jesus before the age of 18. Our kids are being influenced by this world in unprecedented ways. We must rebuild our Kids Department and invest our time and resources into our children. It begins with a full-time Children’s Pastor that can invest their life rebuilding our children’s department.
- Production Improvements: We need to update our tv cameras and our Sunday morning production to bring the best worship experience not just in person but to those around the world through our live stream.
- Local and World Missions: TC seeks to be a light in the community by reaching beyond the walls of the church with Love our City, Local Missions, World Missions and helping Pastors in crisis.
We know that this is an aggressive goal, however, we believe in YOU and we have faith that GOD will not only meet but exceed our expectations.
Will you begin praying now about what God would have you give over and above your tithe to this Special Christmas Offering and bring no later than December 24th?
Why a Special Offering?
As part of God’s plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2022. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather it is to position us to make a greater impact in our city, in our church, and around the world in 2023.
What’s the Difference Between the Regular Offering and this Special Offering?
The regular TC offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that we set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This Special Offering is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith. The special offering should be over and above what you regularly give.
How Much Should I Give?
Since the goal is $75,000 this Special Offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Many in our church can give a $500, $1,000, or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $250. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?
Why is the Goal So Large?
Big dreams require big faith and big funding. The accomplishment of these big dreams will be determined by your gifts to this Special Offering. We want to continue to see God use TC to impact our world in a big way. We actually hope to exceed the goal this year!
When Should I Give?
You can give your Christmas Offering beginning now through Christmas Eve, 2022.
How Do I give?
There are several ways to give. You can give online at tc.live/give and then click on the Christmas Offering dropdown. You can bring your offering on a Sunday. You can give by texting TransformNY to (833) 245-5269. You can give through our App by going to the Giving section. Last but not least, you can give by mail by sending to:
160 Blumel Road
Middletown, NY 10941