2016 Christmas Offering
Throughout the nation, Disciples give to Disciples Mission Fund Christmas Offering to support the work done in our own regions. In the Pacific Southwest Region, these funds are designated to sustain operations and support ministries for all PSWR Disciples to Believe in a Deeper HOPE.
THIS DEEPER HOPE IS MADE REAL IN ALL OF OUR REGIONS AS WE:
• Assist congregations and leaders in claiming their unique mission and ministry, and provide resources and support.
• Call, commission and ordain new pastors, and support and equip all pastors for their ministries.
• Revitalize existing congregations and plan for new congregations.
• Connect Regional Disciples to give witness to ministries of justice, hope and compassion.
• Provide camps, conferences and retreats where children and youth find hope and Christ’s love and a community of faith that embraces “everyone.”
• Make visible the care for all of God’s family through ministries of reconciliation and anti-racism.
• Call and equip passionate leaders for today’s church.
• Provide pastoral care for clergy and congregations.
YOUR DOLLARS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! 100% OF YOUR GIFT WILL RETURN TO THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION!
A portion of these funds help the region provide quality and diverse children & youth ministries, reaching young people from all corners of the Pacific Southwest. These ministries uplift, support and develop leaders among our youth - from young children to young adults – in programs such as Youth Immersion Ministries, Youth Leadership Team, Summer Camp at Loch Leven, Winter Leadership Camps, and Youth trips throughout the United States and around the globe.
A portion of these funds support work to serve Disciples who represent the diverse and vibrant life of our region. This includes working with our Recognized Groups – African American Convocation, North American Pacific Asian Disciples (NAPAD), and Hispanic Convencion - and all congregations across the Pacific Southwest, to be one Region serving the needs of all our Disciples.
A portion of these funds support pastoral leadership provided by our Regional Ministers, Associate Regional Ministers and regional leadership, to provide Christian encouragement to congregations, clergy, laity and individual Disciples. Support for our Regional pastoral services provide an impactful and essential resource for all leaders within the PSWR Region.
A portion of these funds support regional initiatives to advance Social Justice in the Pacific Southwest and throughout our world. Inspiring projects such as the Green Chalice movement, Anti-Racism training, Open Table movement, Another Chance Ministries, and many others are making critical impacts to the environment, our society and those facing exceptional challenges and struggles to succeed. The social justice works of the Pacific Southwest Region are at the root of our mission and ministry as Disciples.
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