Due to the hybrid nature of ministry we have shipped printed materials as well as developed digital content.
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 April 2 & 9, 2023, 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 April 2 or April 9. If you would like to receive offering envelopes at no charge, please email email@example.com (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 (PNG)
- Easter logo with Scripture (PNG)
- Easter logo en español (PNG)
- Facebook cover photo (JPG)
- Facebook cover photo en español (PNG)
- Facebook post English (PNG)
- Facebook post en español (PNG)
- Instagram post English (JPG)
- Instagram post en español (JPG)
- Instagram story English (ZIP)
- Instagram story en español (ZIP)
- 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)
- 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)
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 – Rev. Terri Hord Owens offers a reflection and words of institution to 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:
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.
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
Your gift to the Easter Offering is part of God’s enduring love…
Love that creates…
- 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
Love that inspires…
- Visionary leadership that calls the us to imagine new ways of being church.
- New congregations that worship in a variety of languages and worship styles
- Ministries of compassion and care
Love that makes a difference…
- Global ministry partners who work for justice, reconciliation and peace
- Colleges, universities and theological institutions that nurture Christian leaders who are transforming church, society and the world
- Collaborative response in the wake of disaster
- support for congregational service ministries that serve hungry neighbors
Your gift to the Easter special offering benefits general ministries, allowing us to do more together than we can alone. More ministry. More impact. More of God’s love in the world.