Several times a year, congregations receive a special offering to support the ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These gifts are given above and beyond the regular core support of Disciples Mission Fund.
The Easter Offering, received by most congregations on March 28 and April 4, 2021, supports several of the general ministries of the Christian Church. Your gift supports college students in leadership development programs, global mission partners, health and social service ministries, the formation of new congregations, support for pastors and chaplains, and so much more.
Use the materials here to help your congregation promote and receive the Easter Offering on March 28 or April 4. Because many churches are still limiting in-person worship, printed materials were not sent to congregations. If you would like to receive offering envelopes at no charge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (include your mailing address and the number of envelopes you need).
Your gift has the power to change lives around the world. Give online now or through your congregation. Thank you.
Graphics and Print Resources
Here you’ll find images to use in social media, bulletin inserts to print, and slide images to use in worship. Choose the resources that will work best in your context.
Note that some resources are ZIP files that will download several images at once.
- DMF logo (PNG)
- Easter logo rectangle (PNG)
- Easter logo square (PNG)
- Easter logo square en español (PNG)
- Screen slides English (ZIP) – 1920×1080 (16:9, widescreen)
- Screen slides en español (ZIP) – 1920×1080 (16:9, widescreen)
- Screen slides English (ZIP) – 1024×768 (4:3, standard)
- Screen slides en español (ZIP) – 1024×768 (4:3, standard)
- Facebook cover photo (PNG)
- Facebook (PNG): Facebook 1 | Facebook 2 | Facebook 3 | Facebook 4 | Facebook 5
- Facebook cover photo en español (PNG)
- En español (PNG): Facebook 1 | Facebook 2 | Facebook 3 | Facebook 4 | Facebook 5
- Instagram posts English (ZIP)
- Instagram posts en español (ZIP)
- Instagram story English (ZIP)
- Instagram story en español (ZIP)
- Bulletin insert English (PDF) 5.5×8.5 This is laid out to be printed 2 at a time on a single 8.5×11 sheet.
- Bulletin insert en español (PDF) 5.5×8.5
- 8.5×11 two-sided flyer (PDF)
Taking advantage of the virtual nature of many of our gatherings, you can contact these ministries to arrange for a recording or live virtual visit to hear directly how God’s limitless love is being carried out in ways deep and wide. These ministries are only possible because you share your gifts. Click on the link to begin with an email to the particular ministry with which you want to connect.
Video and Stories to Share
Here you’ll find videos to share on social media, in your worship service, or on your congregation’s website.
Videos introducing the Easter offering – perfect for use as a call to offering on Palm Sunday or Easter:
Communion invitation video – use in worship Easter Sunday
Videos highlighting specific ministries – share in your email newsletter or your social media throughout Lent, or show one in worship each Sunday:
- Center for Faith and Giving | download (2:56)
- Disciples of Christ Historical Society | download (2:50)
- Disciples Women | download (2:34)
- Division of Overseas Ministries | download (3:42)
- Green Chalice (Disciples Home Missions) | download (1:43)
- Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (Barton College) | download (1:44)
- Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (Chapman University) | download (1:06)
- Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (Leadership Fellows) | download (1:10)
- Immigration Counsel (Disciples Home Missions) | download (3:05)
- National Benevolent Association | download (1:06)
- National Convocation | download (1:08)
See above in Videos and Stories to Share for short clips from various ministries and longer compilation clips to show in worship or use on social media.
See above in Graphics and Print resources section for PowerPoint slides and bulletin inserts.
Stories and resources made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund and the Easter Special Offering.
And here are some videos of events and education that you have made possible through your previous gifts to the Easter offering.
General Ministries that receive support from the Easter Offering include:
- Center for Faith and Giving
- Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana)
- Communication Ministries
- Christian Unity and Interfaith Ministry
- Disciples of Christ Historical Society
- Disciples Home Missions
- Disciples Women
- Division of Overseas Ministries (Global Ministries)
- Higher Education and Leadership Ministries
- National Benevolent Association
- National Convocation
- New Church Ministry
- North American Pacific / Asian Disciples
- Office of the General Minister and President
- Treasury Services
Imagine what God can do when we share our gifts. The Easter offering reaches deep and wide with the limitless power of the risen Christ by
- developing Disciples,
- forming new faith communities,
- connecting with ministry partners around the world,
- serving God’s people in need.
- leadership development programs for college and seminary students
- Bible studies that challenge and inspire
- opportunities for clergy to gather in prayer
- spiritual care for those in prison
- resources for mental health and trauma care
- visionary leadership that calls the church to imagine new ways to witness to God’s love
and wide …
- global ministry partners who work for justice, reconciliation, and peace
- colleges, universities, an theological institutions that nurture Christian leaders who are transforming church, society, and world
- volunteers who help in the aftermath of disasters
- new congregations who worship in a variety of languages and worship styles
- ministry grants for congregational service ministries that serve hungry neighbors