The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

The Advent Offering for Missions: Joy to the Word!

 

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing….” The words to this popular hymn are sung often during the Christmas season, and capture for many the joy of Christmas. What some may find surprising is that the author, Isaac Watts, intended this hymn to celebrate Christ’s second coming!

Advent is a season of expectant waiting as we prepare to celebrate both the birth of Jesus and His return. Are you ready? What about the 3.14 billion unreached people who have not heard the Gospel? The Advent Offering helps take the joy of Advent to the unreached. Would you prayerfully consider helping us reach the 3.14 billion unreached people in the world today through a gift to the Advent Offering?

Our theme for the offering this year is Joy to the World.  The goal this year is to raise $75,000.

These funds will be used to recruit new missionaries, serve our current missionaries working around the world, equip churches for Great Commission impact, develop resources like our new Kids on Mission curriculum, and relieve the suffering of those affected by natural disasters. 

Your generous gift by December 31st will help proclaim the joy of Advent to those who have never heard!  You can give online at using the link below, mail a check to the General Missionary Department at 1553 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113, or give through your local church.

You may not feel called to another country to share the hope of Advent, but we can all lighten the load of those who have responded to the call God has given them. Let’s work at making this offering the best yet!

Click below to download the 2019 Advent Offering Poster in PDF format.

Click below to download the 2019 Advent Offering Bulletin Insert.

Click below to download the 2019 Advent Offering PowerPoint Slide.

Click below to download the Joy to the World Week 1 Prayer Guide (Days 1-7 of Advent).

Click below to download the Joy to the World Week 2 Prayer Guide (Days 8-14 of Advent).

Click below to download the Joy to the World Weeks 3 & 4 Prayer Guide (Days 15-25 of Advent).