I do love the idea of Giving Tuesday but I must admit many of the ministry requests for giving in the midst of the crush of buying demands for Black Friday often felt like one more case of financial badgering.
I understand the need to raise funds whenever possible. When I was senior editor at both Compassion International and Young Life, I wrote many of those fund-raising appeals myself.
I thought about doing a plea for support for the Effective Church Communications Ministry. But I just couldn't add one more to an already lengthy list of the appeals you received from ministries doing truly important kingdom work. Then I realized......
This is an opportunity for me to GIVE to YOU!
It isn't anything new really, just a reminder of the many TEMPLATES and especially the Christmas ones I have for all of you for FREE!
Here are some of the ones I have and there are many, many more the links to all are at the bottom of this article:
Some of you have discovered these, but many of you are new to the site. They are totally FREE. They are not a situation of, "try this one and then here is the real cost." No, these are truly FREE.
We have lots of different ones from some of the cards illustrated earlier on this page, to this one, which is my favorite. It can be used as a postcard or bulletin insert
or shared through social media. It reminds us that Jesus is the reason for the Season by citing the words of the Nicene Creed.
More than just pretty templates—Templates with a ministry purpose
The templates from Effective Church Communications aren't only designed to look good and be useful, but they are templates with a well-defined ministry purpose. For example, the collection of Christmas Templates are designed to take people from outside the church to welcome them to a Christmas activity, to invite them back, and enable them to consider Jesus (that's in the template set "Because He didn't stay a baby")
To expand and illustrate more what I mean by the templates having a ministry purpose, I created a VIDEO that explains why ECC Templates are unique and how they can help you.
VIDEO: ECC TEMPLATES and an overview of FREE CHRISTMAS TEMPLATES
PLEASE Share these resources
The Templates, Christmas and otherwise really are free and very easy to use. They are in PDF and MS Publisher format and can all be printed either in your church or using online or other printers. Please pass them on to any and all churches who could benefit from them.
Just CLICK HERE to go to them.
Please share your thoughts, comments, questions!