Dec. 9 Update: This story has been updated to reflect an additional $7,098.14 that was received for Giving Tuesday after Dec. 1. The total raised as of Dec. 1 was 17,080. Additional funds have arrived since then via U.S. mail.
Donations to USMB for Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, totaled $25,178.14. Funds raised will be used to help resource USMB church planters and the new Church Planting Council, provide LEAD initiatives for USMB pastors and churches and fund ethnic integrated ministries.
“On behalf of all of us at USMB, I say thank you for your generous support on Giving Tuesday,” says USMB national director Don Morris. “While we fell short of our $30,000 goal, together, we raised more than $25,000. We know the unusual economic circumstances have caused us all to tighten our belts, so we especially appreciate your donation this year. We couldn’t have done it without you. By giving to USMB, you are part of a community of believers working together to advance the kingdom of Jesus.”
In a Dec. 4 email message thanking donors, Morris expressed excitement for things to come in 2021, including church planter support through the new Church Planting Council, more LEAD initiatives and ethnic integrated ministries. Morris invited participation in a new lineup of LEAD Cohorts in February and highlighted resources including LEAD Pods, the Snapshot newsletter and the Christian Leader magazine.
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to generosity that falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In the seven years USMB has been part of Giving Tuesday, donors have contributed $211,773.
Visit www.usmb.org/givingtuesday to watch videos from the 2020 campaign, to learn more or to donate.
Janae Rempel is the Christian Leader associate editor. She joined the CL staff in September 2017 with six years of experience as a professional journalist. Rempel is an award-winning writer, having received three 2016 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence and an Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals award in 2022. Rempel graduated from Tabor College in 2010 with a bachelor of arts in Communications/Journalism and Biblical/Religious Studies. She attends Hillsboro MB Church.