2020 Christmas Missions Offering
The Christmas Season is time that reminds us that Jesus was sent to rescue us from slavery to sin. Jesus was the first missionary, and as followers of Jesus we are all called to carry out that mission, and support others in that mission. Every Christmas, Creekside intentionally focuses on generosity and supporting missionaries and organizations that are meeting physical and spiritual needs. This year is no different. Below you will learn about some of the different organizations that we are partnering with, you can read about our projects, and you can pledge to support one or all of these different projects.
Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to give away to our partners.
We ask that you pray about how the Lord Jesus would have you participate this year. The Christmas Missions Offering is a gift above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings. So please don't pray, "What can I afford?" When you pray ask Jesus, "What would you have me do?" As you pray believe that he will make it possible for you to meet these goals. You can start giving towards your pledge right away, and we will be receiving offerings through March 2021. If you have any questions, please email Pastor Jason.
You can use this form to make your pledge.
You can use this form to make your pledge.
Dwellings Home Build - $20,000
Dwellings builds homes for families in need in Honduras and Mexico. Creekside has been partnering with dwellings for over 10 years. These homes provide security and hope for families, many of whom are living in poverty. Families are selected by local leaders, church communities, and neighborhood networks. You can learn more about dwellings at DwellingsNow.com.
Convoy of Hope - $10,000
Convoy of Hope ministers around the world. They focus on disaster relief, food distribution, meal programs for schools and orphanages in developing nations, agriculture and sustainability projects, empowering women through small businesses, and more! All of these initiatives are connected to sharing the hope of Jesus to people around the world. Learn more about Convoy of Hope at Convoy.org.
Ministry Training Center in Germany - $10,000
The Koeshall's are preparing to return to Heidelberg, Germany. Their ministry has been focused on reaching university students. Germany is a country with a rich Christian heritage. However, most Germans have a post-Christian worldview. This year we are partnering with the Koeshall's and Assemblies of God World Missions to build a training center to equip and train church planters and pastors to help the German people discover, trust, and love Jesus.
South Everett Church Plant - $10,000
Michael and Candice Coppock are church planters from Oklahoma. They are responding to the Call of Jesus to start a new church in South Everett. The goal is to start Abide Church in 2021. Our CMO partnership will help provide them with some of the funds they need to launch their ministry. Creekside is also serving as their parent church, and we are committed to join their monthly support team as new missionaries. You can follow the Coppock's and learn more about their vision here: https://michaelandcandice.home.blog.
YoungLife Capernaum - $10,000
Blaine and Susan Clyde have been serving Seattle's YoungLife Capernaum teams for 25 years. Their ministry reaches out to High School and College Students who have special needs. They build community and help these young people find hope in Jesus. Every year they host a family camp and our CMO offering helps make this camp possible for many families. Learn more here: https://capernaumgreaterseattle.younglife.org.
Neighborhood Tables - $20,000
Our Neighborhood Tables have been able to serve hot meals to our community in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have continued this ministry by setting up in the parking lots of the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center and the Creekside Church Parking Lot in Lynnwood. We take time to pray for our guests and encourage them with the hope of Jesus. This year we have served over 5,000 meals. This is possible because of the generosity of the people of Creekside.
Nourishing Network - $5,000
There are hundreds to students in the Edmonds School District who are either homeless, or do not have reliable food at home. Nourishing Network helps provide meals for these young people and their families throughout the week, and over the weekend.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - $5,000
Union Gospel Mission serves our neighbors who are in great need. They provided addiction recovery services, shelters for men, and women and children, meals, job training, church services, and so much more. They are one of the longest serving ministries in the Seattle Area. Learn more at UGM.org.
RIP Medical Debt - $10,000
Medical Debt can significantly impact families and individuals for years. These debts are most often things that were beyond the control of the people who needed medical services. We are excited to partner with RIPMedicalDebt.org this year. Our campaign will be focusing on helping families in our region find freedom from the debts. We are asking you to give towards this initiative in our CMO and our Elder Team is also committing to give $5,000. This combined $15,000 can pay off about $1.2 million. People who have their debt paid off will also receive a letter sharing that our church was able to help them find financial freedom.