Global Christmas

LESS UNDER OUR TREE, MORE FOR THE WORLD 

 

 

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  • $30,000 Goal
  • $40,000 Goal
  • $50,000 Goal
Updated 01/03/21

What is Global Christmas?

What if we put a few less gifts under our Christmas tree this year and invested those dollars into God’s economy around the world?

Every December, it is our privilege at Ascent Church to take a few weeks and place special emphasis on what God is doing around the world, through our Global Partnerships and supported missionaries. We call this season Global Christmas. It is a reminder for us to look beyond ourselves and embrace the work our partners are doing as they embrace hurting people who need the good news of Jesus Christ.

There are more needs around the world than we could ever hope to meet – but we are committed to building relationships intentionally with a few partnerships, which allows us to be very strategic with our focus. We build long-term relationships that give us the opportunity to go deep and dream big with them, investing both our financial resources and our people, to help them accomplish their God-given mission. 

Your giving makes a difference!

These partners are doing incredible things, and we get the chance to come alongside and join them in kingdom work. Because of the generosity of your prayers, finances and sending global teams, we have helped to resource and train leaders, educate and feed children, plant and grow churches and so much more. 

We invite you to join us and participate in what God is doing around the world…

Look around below and see specifically where your generosity will be invested into our Global Partnerships in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Germany. This is some exciting stuff!

GERMANY

Steffen Weil – Lead Pastor, Mittendrin (church plant), Potsdam, Germany

Steffen Weil
30k GOAL

Salary stipends for support staff – $6,000

Monthly financial support for support staff for the family ministry

40k GOAL

Salary stipend for Steffen – $10,800.00

Monthly financial support for Weil family

50k GOAL

Salary stipends for leadership & support staff – $8,400.00

Part-time salary worship coordinator – $2,550.00

Monthly financial support for part-time salary worship coordinator

Rent for office space – $6,000.00

Monthly financial support to assist rent of office space & counselling centre

Teens ministry “Kraftwerk” – $3,000.00

One time gift to support a growing

Teens-minstry Events family ministry – $2,000.00

One time gift to support different family ministry events (indoor playground, kids camps…)

Outreach Event – $2,500.00

One time gift to help cover some expenses of a city-wide outreach event

Administrative staff for City-to-City work – $3,000.00

One time gift to help cover the salary of administrative staff for the City-to-

City work Church planting trainees – $2,000.00

One time gift to help cover the expenses to train new church planters for East Germany

ETHIOPIA

Partner Church/ROTOM/Compassion Intl, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Ethiopia Elders
30k GOAL

Salary for four evangelists – $5,000

Shortage of full-time evangelists is existing especially in the outreach churches.

40k GOAL

Build and/or renovate church and church plant offices – $10,994

Many of the outreach churches are in tents and in individuals homes and not at ease for worship and also when the number of the members increased shortage of worshiping place and offices for Sunday schools, children and youth ministries will be followed.

50k GOAL

ROTOM wheelchair accessible van for elderly transportation – $40,000

Transport seniors to doctor’s visits and hospital when needed, transport to bi-weekly spiritual and community fellowship meetings, transport teams for regular home visits… It will also provide dependable transportation for the ROTOM Ethiopia staff who travel hundreds of miles each year to serve our senior friends to bring them food and medical support.

ZIMBABWE

One Challenge, International (OCI)

Nedson Shoko, ZIMNET Director

30k GOAL

National Pastors’ Basket: Provides support for 20 families in need – $18,000

The National Pastors Basket is an initiative that seeks to inspire hope, to avert hunger and economic suffering and to encourage pastors in Zimbabwe to keep serving and trusting God amidst economic, political and social turbulence and the current COVID-19 global pandemic induced challenges threatening the health of the church and the life of the Pastors.

40k GOAL

National Pastors’ Basket: Provides support for 40 families in need – $26,000

The National Pastors Basket is an initiative that seeks to inspire hope, to avert hunger and economic suffering and to encourage pastors in Zimbabwe to keep serving and trusting God amidst economic, political and social turbulence and the current COVID-19 global pandemic induced challenges threatening the health of the church and the life of the Pastors.

50k GOAL

National Pastors’ Basket: Provides support for 120 families in need
The National Pastors Basket is an initiative that seeks to inspire hope, to avert hunger and economic suffering and to encourage pastors in Zimbabwe to keep serving and trusting God amidst economic, political and social turbulence and the current COVID-19 global pandemic induced challenges threatening the health of the church and the life of the Pastors.

Making an Impact Across the Globe

Our global priorities are based on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 and Jesus’ words in Acts 1:8. We seek to accomplish these priorities by coming alongside strategic global partnerships and select missionaries that facilitate church planting, leader development and community transformation – primarily through the local church – in some of the most spiritually needy places in the world. We are committed to what we call “The 4 C’s” to make decisions regarding allocation of resources and people.