"Alabaster giving is the overflow of hearts filled with gratitude to God for the wonderful gift of His Son."
The twice-a-year (February & September) Alabaster offering is for the Nazarene global building fund that purchases land and builds churches, schools, and medical facilities.
There are SO many blessings in taking part in Alabaster giving!
Through the Alabaster offering, we have an opportunity to be directly involved in the fundraising for ministry construction projects around the world.
DID YOU KNOW? Alabaster (the international building fund of the Church of the Nazarene) funds four projects every week.
HOW CAN I HELP?
1. Give to Alabaster offerings. The combined participation by thousands of people in these September and February offerings is doing some awesome things around the world.
DOWNLOAD the PDF below for some fun suggestions to make giving easy!
"Give up a want to meet a need"-- Funding for facilities for global ministry
2. Pray for people who will be touched by your Alabaster offering gift.
Pray for those who will work or live in the building.
Pray for the people who receive spiritual or medical help there.
Pray for the students receiving an education in that school
3. Designate a container to put your offering into.
If you don't already have an Alabaster box or container, get one.
Put it in a prominent place in your home or workplace.
If your church does not have boxes or containers available, make your own.
Teach your children and youth about the Alabaster offering.
Encourage them to participate.
Believers around the world are praying that God will meet their needs for a building in which to worship, receive medical care or go to school.
We know God hears their prayers. We know that He will answer them.
Could it be that He will answer them through you?
Pray about how God can use you to financially impact the lives of others during Alabaster month.
Source used for this article: http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert/alabaste.htm