Give toward a more promising future
- 40% stays with your congregation » Develop and support programs for young people in your own church and community
- 25% supports Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) » Provide opportunities for young adults to serve communities around the world and grow as leaders through transformative Christian service
- 25% goes to Ministries with Youth » Ministries like the Youth Triennium help guide thousands of our youth by uniting them in Christ and lifting them up as messengers of God’s word.
- 10% advocates for at-risk children » Support vital ministries helping to improve education and provide safe havens for children
The Pentecost Offering makes real and lasting impact in the lives of our young people.
Andy Thomas, the son of a Presbyterian pastor who grew up in church, had drifted away as a teenager. Despite his reservations, he decided to serve a year in Washington, D.C., as a Young Adult Volunteer. Riding the bus home from a prayer vigil for the city’s homeless, he felt for the first time that the Holy Spirit was with him, and rededicated his life to Christ’s promise.
Green Valley Presbyterian Church is the leader in our Presbytery recording a doubling of their gift over the last two years to youth ministries through the offering. According to the Special Offerings office, Green Valley Presbyterian Church’s portion of the Pentecost Offering given to national ministries was $3,433.93 last year, the highest in the Presbytery by amount and per member. Well done!
Join the Presbyterians throughout the land in focusing on youth ministry and mission this Pentecost Sunday June 4th. Bulletin inserts and information is available on-line at www.presbyterianmission.org/pentecost You can give through your congregation, by texting YOUNG to 56512 or online at presbyterianmission.org/give/pentecost
We want to thank and celebrate those who have participated, and invite you to share with us in this journey. Contributions from the 2016 Pentecost Offering helped raise over $717,000 for ministries for the younger members of our Church and world, and for that we are incredibly thankful! There are more stories and resources for you and your congregations at www.presbyterianmission.org/pentecost , and I am more than happy to chat with you and your congregations about the ministries that the Special Offerings so integrally support!
Portions from the Bulletin Insert Why We Give
Photo by Michael Erdelyi ♦ Chart by Christy Ramsey