Over a decade ago, a few pastors were lamenting how they’d come to the end of an Advent season exhausted and sensing they’d missed it – the awe-inducing, soul-satisfying mystery of the incarnation.
"For many of us, we were drowning in a sea of financial debt and endless lists of gifts to buy. We struggled to find the connection between our Christmas to-do lists and the story of Jesus’ birth," they said.
An overwhelming stress had overtaken worship and celebration. The time of year when focusing on Christ should be the easiest was often the hardest. Somehow, this had become the new normal.
Since then hundreds of churches and organizations have joined the Advent Conspiracy Movement, encouraging their people to worship fully, spend less, give more and love all, especially during the advent season.
People have responded with enthusiasm and generosity. Funds have been redirected from Target, Amazon and Walmart to Christian and non-Christian organizations alike.
The Madison Christian Giving Fund exists to support Christian organizations that serve people in Dane County Wisconsin AND share the gospel of Jesus Christ at the same time. To find out more about the FUND click here madisongiving.org
This year the FUND has received 30 applications from Christian non profits serving children, students, at risk families, women trapped in the sex trafficking industry, and many more. 100% of your Advent Conspiracy donations to the FUND will go to these organizations.
If you would like to make sure your Advent Conspiracy donations help people and actually advance the gospel of Jesus Christ donate here.