Christmas Gatherings are holiday parties. They feature seasonal goodies, sharing of Christmas traditions and a brief, non-threatening talk on the meaning of Christmas. They provide a time for people to invite their neighbors or other groups into their home to hear about the love of Jesus Christ.
These are just a few of the benefits of a Christmas Gathering that have encouraged so many:
Through many years of experience, certain distinctives have evolved that make a Christmas Gathering authentic and successful.
An invitation that includes the phrase: “a friend will share some inspiring thoughts about Christmas.”
A ten to fifteen minute presentation by someone other than the host that includes the following:
The best part is that this is a simple idea that anyone can do! After reading the manual or attending a training session, people say they feel prepared to share Christ in their home or workplace.
Our prayer is that God would create in each of us a heart that loves and cares enough about the people around us that we are compelled to lift Jesus up and share Him in a way that brings Him glory and moves people toward God.
The essence of the ministry of Christmas Gatherings is found in I Thessalonians 2:8:
“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but our lives as well”