A Sparkle Box Christmas program in your church will:

  • Honor Jesus as you and your congregation dedicate good deeds to Him on His birthday

    The Sparkle Box book and program encourage our eyes and hearts to be on others and not ourselves. With The Sparkle Box, your congregation can put into action Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you have done for the least of these, you have done for me.”

    Loving and caring for each other in His name is the greatest gift we could give to honor Jesus on His birthday.

    The Sparkle Box author, Jill Hardie

  • Scale for a church of any size, from 50 to 5,000

    No matter the number of people in your church, The Sparkle Box program makes a big impact! Some churches simply share the book and the idea with families in their congregation, for members to implement on their own. Many churches buy books for each family in the congregation and integrate The Sparkle Box concept into their church-wide Advent programs.

    The Sparkle Box program works for any size of church, any denomination. There are no theological struggles – it’s just simple Christian living.

    Pastor Sean Kelly, Greenford Christian Church

  • Support new and existing outreach initiatives—whether local or global

    As part of The Sparkle Box program, churches can collect special monetary offerings for missions outreach or participate in volunteer activities, giving of their time. Many churches do a combination of financial and/or product donations and investing of their time. Recipients can be local and/or global.

      Thought Starters for Your Church

    • Host a penny collection to encourage church members of all ages to collect and donate their pennies to missions
    • Make blankets or collect canned goods for homeless shelters in local communities
    • Construct a giant Sparkle Box to be a drop-off area in your church for a local winter coat drive
    • Choose a specific global initiative such as Lifeline’s Peanut Butter Drive—PB4Haiti—collecting jars of peanut butter for hungry and malnourished kids and families in Haiti
    • Partner with an organization like Feed the Children or Compassion International to offer child sponsorship opportunities to your church members to provide food, clean water, and education
    This program will encourage followers of Jesus to be more generous throughout the holidays, and ultimately, to live more generous lives. This book had an incredible impact on RiverTree partners and I am confident that it will impact your congregation as well. For us, The Sparkle Box will become an annual tradition.

    Pastor Greg Nettle, RiverTree Church

  • Spur members of all ages to reach out to those in need

    The youngest members of your congregation can bring their saved pennies or collect canned goods. Teens can gather for blanket-making and delivering activities. Families can sponsor children in third world countries or fund and gather to pack meals for tsunami or earthquake victims around the world.

    The Sparkle Box program forced my own family, as well as many families of all ages in our church, to re-prioritize our Christmas.

    Pastor Sean Kelly, Greenford Christian Church

  • Bring a sense of renewed joy to the Christmas season

    Author Jill Hardie and her husband came up with the idea to place a gift of compassion for Jesus under their Christmas tree to help their own family focus on the real Christmas celebration.

    When we opened Jesus’ gift that first Christmas, the stress and commercialism of the holiday disappeared, replaced by a newfound joy and peace as we centered Christmas on honoring Christ.

    The Sparkle Box author, Jill Hardie

Start a new Christ-centered Christmas tradition at your church this year!