We believe it is better to give than to receive, so each Christmas we take up a special offering and give it ALL away!

On December 10th, we are challenging the people of Rise City Church to give above and beyond to help fund this year’s incredible initiatives; we also need your help to fund your nominations of people you want to receive a special blessing this Christmas.

We are challenging everyone to give $650 to the annual Christmas Offering in order to fully fund our initiatives. We know that for some that is a lot to ask while others are able to give more.  Most importantly, we would ask you to be prayerful about what God would have you contribute, remembering that everything that is given will be given away!


Learn more about each of the 4 incredible initiatives this year’s Rise City Christmas Offering will be supporting.


Pastor Shankar Pawar leads a ministry in Mumbai, India that brings hope and healing to orphan children, and also equips and mobilizes pastors to plant churches throughout the region. Our hope is to give $100,000 to this ministry which will result in clothing, feeding and educating an entire orphanage of children for 1 year, as well as helping train and equip 500 pastors to plant churches by making disciples who make disciples.


Jesus said we are to love our neighbor ‘as yourself’ – and this initiative is a way to do exactly that! Our hope is to give at least $100,000 to this initiative.  In the spring of 2024, the people of Rise City Church will go out into the community to do a complete ‘blessings blitz’ and demonstrate the love of Christ though tangible acts of generosity.


In 2022, Rise City Church started a partnership with Homes of Hope in Mexico to build homes for families without permanent shelter in Tijuana and Ensenada. Thus far, Rise City has helped build 13 homes, and we want to keep building homes for more families! Our hope is to give up to $100,00 to this initiative to build more homes and send people from Rise City to build those homes.


The “Your Nominations” initiative has become a staple of our annual Christmas Offering. The initiative is you nominating people or organizations that you believe could greatly benefit from an “extra blessing” at the end of the year. If your nominee is selected, we will write a letter and send a check! Our hope is to give up to $100,000 to 100 different nominees through this initiative.


Summer Camp for middle and high school students is a pivotal spiritual catalyst. Getting away, spending significant time pursuing God, while cultivating and deepening friendships often results in students either choosing to follow Jesus for the first time or turning their attention back in His direction. This is why we pledge each year to give whatever amount of money comes in over our goal to help subsidize the summer camp experience for students, for students who call Rise City their home and for friends they invite to come to camp.