Tell your friends and family that you’ll be doing Christmas a little differently this year. Yes, the warm cookies and matching sweaters are great, but what does all the buying and busyness have to do with celebrating our Savior?
The Christmas story is one of love, hope, redemption, and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress, and debt? This Christmas, choose to spend less anxiety, energy, and money, and instead, give simply and meaningfully.
Together, let’s take a portion of what we would have spent on more expensive gifts and choose to give the lasting gift of safe drinking water. Waterborne diseases, carried by unsafe water, have killed more people than all wars and other diseases combined. At least 663 million people live without access to safe water, vulnerable to these waterborne diseases, but we can change that by changing the way we celebrate! Choose to be a part of a Christmas story that changes the world.
Advent is a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a King is celebrated with each breath. Entering the story of Advent means entering this season with an overwhelming passion to worship Jesus to the fullest.
Spending Less isn’t a call to stop giving gifts. It’s a call to stop spending money on gifts we won’t remember in less than a year, apart from our credit card bill. By spending wisely on gifts, we free ourselves from the anxiety associated with debt so we can take in the season with a full heart.
It all boils down to love. Love from a Savior. Love for a neighbor in need. By spending just a little less on gifts, we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who really need help. This is the conspiracy three churches began a few years ago. It’s since grown to an international movement—thousands of churches resisting a Christmas of consumption together, and instead, raising millions of dollars to love others in life-changing ways. Join us!
The Christmas story is a love story. Beyond the white-noise of holiday frenzy, God has never stopped inviting us into his heart. We tell the story of Christmas with our lives. It's not that there's something wrong with the shopping mall—it's that the better story is about loving all.