Archive for August 11, 2014

Aug 11

Serving Beyond the Christmas Store – Training August 23rd

2014 | by Clint | Category: Christmas Store,Local,Love INC,Mission Opportunity

Want to help the impact of the Christmas store last longer than one holiday season?  Read below about how you can be trained and mobilized as a “Money and Me” mentor…

Steve D., DSC member and Love INC. liaison writes:

Christmas Store is a ministry of Desert Springs Church that touches a lot of people, those in need in the  community as well as DSC members.  It provides an opportunity for we at DSC to meet people in need that we probably wouldn’t otherwise.  But it only lasts a day and the people we meet need more than just some gifts for their children.  They need to get control of their money and financial futures.  That’s where “Money and Me” comes in.

As a part of the Christmas Store process people are invited to attend a financial workshop called “Money and Me”.  This program, designed by Love INC, addresses issues of spending and saving in a way that is easy to understand and more importantly really works for low income people.  This two day workshop, which Desert Springs will host in January, provides the knowledge to improve their financial situation but applying it is sometimes difficult.  And that’s where mentors come in.  Not only will DSC host the workshop but then we will pair up DSC mentors with participants to meet for a few months to make sure the principles and techniques taught are really applied and generate positive results for the participants.  And these principles are Biblical so what better setting to share the Gospel at the same time.

The “Money and Me” program is an excellent way to open doors to the community around us but we need to be prepared before reaching out.  Love INC provides in-depth training for workshop leaders as well as mentors and the next training session is August 23rd.  If you are interested in being a trainer or mentor contact Steve D. at 821-0414 or

DSC Xmas Store 2013 collage