Take Back Black Friday

spend less, give more

Each year we challenge our congregation to spend less on Black Friday and holiday shopping, and give sacrificially to support Kingdom-building efforts.

Peru has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, with the number of deaths per 100,000 population being among the highest in the world. Total employment is estimated to have fallen by 17 percent in 2020. Earnings and hours of work have also declined for those who remained employed. The poverty rate is creeping upwards.

Poverty is not just a lack of money, though that is the easiest metric to measure. Poverty is also about a lack of opportunities, choices, and hope.

A strong local church is a messenger of hope in a community. In many areas of Central and South America, there is no local church positioned to reach impoverished people with the good news of Jesus.

We are so excited that our 2021 Take Back Black Friday project is partnering with Compassion International to help plant a church in Peru! The funds we raise will go toward the construction of the church worship space, classrooms, a kitchen, and funds to launch the Compassion children’s program. We can be a part of bringing hope to a community of dearly loved children of God in Peru.

Our long-term goal is to build relationships with the people in the community we serve through child sponsorship. We also plan to send short-term mission teams once the church is launched. We hope to be a part of bringing the good news of Jesus to this community for years to come.

We can’t wait to see how God uses this offering to change lives and eternal destinations!



We are so excited that we have raised over $100,000 to support the church plant in Peru! We are blown away by – and so, so grateful for – the faithful generosity of our church family. 

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