The churches of the Mid-Atlantic District are encouraged each year to participate during the Christmas season in being “a blessing to another church, pastor, or ministry.” We have done this for several years and the testimonies of those that have been blessed continue to strengthen our resolve to continue this tradition. We encourage you to seriously consider a pastor and family (or ministry) outside of your own church. The decision is up to you, your leadership team, and your local church, but we do promote t
he principle of generosity and blessing in this Christmas Season.

Possible considerations for this special “Christmas Blessing” could include:

  • Any of the 3 Washington, DC pastors to request needs that you may provide assistance: Mosaic, Grace, or Community of Hope
  • Someone(s) who has had a devastating physical setback this year.
  • Someone(s) on our district that you know needs special encouragement and a blessing.
  • Someone that you are familiar with somewhere and you just want to bless them this year.
  • A church or pastor where you served on a Work & Witness Team.
  • A congregation that you know needs a special blessing and encouragement.
  • A church plant that is in need of resources or special encouragement.
  • A community organization or ministry near your congregation that is in need of a blessing.
  • A neighbor near your congregation that needs special attention and a blessing.

If you need help with your selection please consider these persons as resources, as we do have some recommendations:

  • Dave Bowser (
  • Ken Balch (
  • Terry Sowden (

“If your personal faith in Christ has no positive outward expression, then your faith – and mine – has a hole in it”
(Richard Stearns, from his book, The Hole in our Gospel).

May the Lord bless you as you bless others in the upcoming season of Advent and Christmas.