Showing generosity and kindness this Christmas has never been easier!
The ‘You’re a Gift Challenge’ is all about random and contagious acts of kindness. Baptist Youth Ministries are collaborating with Life FM and other denominations to create a viral social media sensation of hope and generosity this December.
And it’s incredibly simple.
Youth groups, families and church small groups hand a ‘You’re a gift’ Christmas card to anyone in their local neighbourhood and community. Inside the card is printed John 3:16, a space to include an invitation to their church’s Christmas events, and a simple gift of $5 (or coffee voucher, etc.). Simply video your gift giving, upload it on social media, tag your church and Life FM, and challenge another to do the same. Life FM will then share these stories on air all throughout December.
Imagine the nationwide good news that will be generated by a collaboration of churches all over New Zealand simply showing acts of ‘no strings attached’ generosity and kindness this Christmas! Moreover, imagine how a gracious invitation like this to your church’s Christmas activities might change the life of someone who would otherwise never consider church and Jesus Christ this Christmas.
And… it’s free! The ‘You’re a Gift’ Christmas Cards are available here for you to download, print and use for your own church. Print your church’s Christmas invite on a sticky label and insert it on the card, then have people in your church decide how many cards and gifts they each want to give.
To see how it’s done, watch this YouTube video:
You can also go to website to see the video, along with additional tips, ideas and instructions for your acts of generosity.
This Christmas watch your teens, families and church experience that it truly is more blessed to give than receive.
Story: Brian Krum
National Team Leader
Baptist Youth Ministries