This past Walk to the Manger Sunday, a little boy, early elementary age, brought a dollar to the manger. It was his dollar, one that he had earned, that he wanted to give so that presents could be bought for school kids who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. It was a small gift that certainly won’t purchase a complete present. But it was a huge heart that filled the room with God’s presence. And a few of those dollars put together will put a toy under the tree.
Small gifts add up and they are crucial to the ministry of Aldersgate Church.
It’s not about the amount of the gift, it’s about the size of the heart. As we approach the end of this year, would you be willing to give from your heart?
Thank you for your generosity!
Lead Pastor, Ryan Smallwood
Aldersgate has adopted cluster 6 at the Lubbock County Detention Center. We call it the Impact Campus and it exists to move prisoners towards a life of freedom that can only come from the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me… I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! Matt. 25:35
We are passionate about equipping these individuals to be leaders not only in their homes and communities, but also in the Body of Christ! This is done through classes, church services and special events.
There are many ways to come alongside what God is doing with the Impact Campus! Some may feel that God is calling them to minister inside the jail, or others may feel called to an equally important area - serving on the outside!
If you are interested in learning about how God can use you to minister at the Aldersgate Impact Campus, contact Lary Gunset.