It is about time to start thinking about the Pentecost Offering!
Each year on Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit as a bringer of new life with an Offering intended to nurture the faith of those newest among us. The Pentecost Offering unites us in a churchwide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world. Presbyterian congregations are finding new ways to minister to children at risk in their own communities. General Assembly programs are advocating for children and developing youth and young adult leaders.
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency:
Printed materials should have arrived in congregations with standing orders. You can use these downloadable resources to enhance promotion of the offering in your church. Documents will open in a new tab when clicked below. To order resources directly or to check your congregation’s standing order, call Presbyterian Distribution Services at (800) 524-2612 or email email@example.com.
Minutes for Mission
- Younger Children’s Lesson Plan (Grades K-4)
- Older Children’s Lesson Plan (Grades 5-8)
- Children’s Sermon
- Ideas to Connect Worship and the Congregation
By giving to the Pentecost Offering, your congregation participates in the promise of the Holy Spirit—which is “for you, for your children, and for all . . . ” —Acts 2:39.