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Operation Christmas Child is about Gospel multiplication

Over 5 million children have accepted Christ since 2009. Over 11 million have been discipled.
See your church take the Gospel to millions more by packing shoebox gifts!

Shares the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Watch Andrea’s Story ►

As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language.

Blesses children with joy, hope, and love.

Watch as shoeboxes are delivered in Equatorial Guinea ►

Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.

Gives a church an effective outreach tool.

Watch shoeboxes bring light to Cameroon ►

Local churches use gift-filled shoeboxes as a tangible inroad for evangelism. The shoebox gifts allow them access to places they might never be welcomed otherwise.

Makes disciples through the local church.

Watch Daniella’s story ►

After receiving shoebox gifts, boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program. They learn from trained local volunteers what it means to faithfully follow Christ and share their faith with others.

Multiplies as children share their faith with friends and family.

Watch Angella’s story ►

Even before The Greatest Journey course is over, students begin witnessing to others. Then at graduation, the Gospel is shared with their friends and family again. The graduates also receive a New Testament to use personally and in communicating their faith to others.

Grows congregations and plants new churches worldwide.

Through the efforts of local believers on our National Leadership Teams, entire communities are being evangelized as shoebox gifts are delivered. Some of these areas do not have any existing church.

Experience the benefits for your church.

• A great opportunity to invite your community—people of all backgrounds love to pack shoeboxes

• Finished by late November before your other Christmas programs

• Pastors or staff don’t need to coordinate—great leadership opportunity for church members—we provide full support

• Easily included and can enhance existing church ministries (missions, children’s, newcomers, etc.)

• Local volunteers, collection centers, and resources available for support

 

Begin this simple, powerful ministry.

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Today, order free shoeboxes and promotional materials – delivered to you in the fall

This fall, engage your congregation to pack shoeboxes

During the third week in November, drop off shoebox gifts at a nearby collection center

Explore additional opportunities.

Open your doors to your community — collect shoebox gifts

Join in the next step — pack shoeboxes and bring a team to volunteer in a processing center

Experience the overseas impact — send church members on an overseas team