Each year at Christmas, Blackhawk Ministries looks to build on our storied history and legacy of generosity by coming together to give our greatest and best gifts to Jesus. It is His birth that we celebrate and honor through our annual Give Light Offering. Jesus is the light of the world, and we want to spread His life-giving light locally and globally: across our street, among our city, and around our world as we continue our vision to #lighttheonefive according to John 1:5.

This year’s Give Light Offering will take place in both services on Sunday, December 11. This is one big offering, and once again we are striving for a very intentional challenge: 100% participation. At Blackhawk, we come together every year to give above and beyond your regular giving to this very special opportunity. We believe in an Acts 4:32 approach to giving, where ALL of us sacrificially contribute to meet needs in Jesus’ name. We are better together! No gift is too small to make a difference.

The goal of our Give Light Offering is very simple this year: give it all away in Jesus’ name! In a world where uncertainty abounds, our mission remains certain. Instead of sitting on our resources in fear, we are determined to Give Light in faith, knowing that God always blesses a church on mission.

After meeting our year-to-date stewardship responsibility, which includes our weekly budget requirement of $40,000, plus anything needed to bring us to our year-to-date budget amount, every dollar will go to local and global missions. We have set a goal of seeing $210,000 go to local and global missions through this offering. This goal is divided into four categories:

Give Light Across our Street: 22%
Give Light Among our City: 23%
Give Light Around our World: 43%
Mobilizing our Church for Missions: 12%

These categories fit our Acts 1:8 mission strategy, being witnesses for Jesus in
Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. I am asking you to join me in praying and preparing for this unique Kingdom-building opportunity. Will you ask God through prayer, “What sacrificial gift would you have me to give?” When you do, I believe He will answer, and your obedience will become an eternal investment that will change lives.

You can contribute by using one of the Give Light envelopes, giving online at
blackhawkministries.org/give and using the “Give Light” drop-down option, or texting an amount to 84321.

Giving with you,


Curtis Smith
Chairman of the Elder Board,
Blackhawk Ministries

THANK YOU Blackhawk Friends and Family