Christmas is often referred to as a Season of Generosity. It is a time of year where people give sacrificially both to their friends and families – but also to support organizations or people in need. We believe that God is the source of generosity: as God gives to us it allows us to give to others. But God has called us to live generously throughout the year – not only at Christmas. This advent we will focus on what it looks like to live a life marked by generosity throughout the year.
Our Advent theme for 2018 is More Than Expected; Wait Longer, Create Better, Give More, Serve Passionately.
During the first week of advent we will look at what it means to be generous with our time, as we are encouraged to Wait Longer.
During the second week of advent, we will be challenged to be generous with our creativity. God is the great creator, and we were created in His image. I believe that part of being in His image is that there is a spark of creativity in every one of us, as we are co-creators with Him. During this advent season we encourage you to Create Better.
The third week of advent we will explore what it looks like to be generous with our material possessions – our money and the physical resources we have available to us. We are to live lives as wise stewards and generous givers as we are challenged to Give More.
Finally, during the fourth week of advent, we will delve into what it looks like to be generous with who we are. God gave of himself when he sent Jesus to earth. In the same way, we should give of ourselves to others. Our life is not our own but is to be lived in service to God, so we desire to Serve Passionately.