How many times have we driven through the neighborhood surrounding our church building, past the houses, past the people, and never given it a second thought? What if we changed that? What if we made it a point to reach out to the people living all around us? What if we got to know them, and built relationships? What if we were given the privilege of introducing them to Jesus?
Our Advent Conspiracy projects are always so special, and make a real difference in people’s lives, but we’re especially excited about this year’s project. Our project this year is to put on a second week of Kakanuk KampOut! this summer for kids from Carman Trails, the elementary school across the street, totally free of charge to them. Kanakuk KampOut! is day camp that we host every summer. It is an amazing experience for the kids who attend – the kids have a ton of fun and learn a lot about God, and how He loves them.
But the project isn’t just putting on a fun day camp for kids in our neighborhood! KampOut! will be a ton of fun for the kids, but we pray that it will be more than that. We pray that this camp will be a tool to build a relationship with Carman Trails and with the families who have kids attend. We want to get to know the families and their needs. We want to build relationships and be a part of their lives. Eventually, we want to earn the right to speak into their lives and tell them about Jesus. To watch a video about our project, click here!
Advent Conspiracy is about the commitment to Spend Less, Give More, Dream Big, and Love All. When we spend less on ourselves, we can give more to others. Our challenge to the congregation is to plan on spending less this Christmas season, and to give that money to Advent Conspiracy. We really believe that with generous giving that we can help transform our neighborhood and build the kingdom of God here. We’ll have the opportunity to give every Sunday of Advent. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and start thinking and praying about how God might be leading you to give to this project. Join in as we Spend Less, Give More, Dream Big, and Love All. If you’re ready to give, click the button below and select ‘Advent Conspiracy’ from the drop-down menu. The last day to give to this project is December 31. Thank you for your generosity!