Sherwood Oaks Christian Church (Bloomington, IN) created a Global Christmas Market catalog to provide opportunities for missional giving this season. The catalog included information about the local and global missions supported by SOCC, as well as specific “wish list” items for each ministry: food for the hungry, a week at camp for a needy child, mosquito nets, and many more. Participants could designate their financial donation toward any item and the church also provided gift acknowledgement cards for them to explain their donation to recipients.
Common Ground Christian Church (Indianapolis, IN) also created a way for members to give to world missions in honor of family and friends. Their “Redistribute” program included five mission partners, ranging from a local homeless outreach to ministries in Mexico and South Africa, with options to give bus fare, tuition, and even medical assistance.