Missions Blog

Nov 20

Christmas Store 2013 – Buy Gifts, Make Friends… Disciples

2013 | by Clint | Category: Christmas Store,Local,Mission Opportunity,Prayer

The Christmas Store has become “normal” around here for the past 5 years.  Buying gifts, seeking to make friends, and seeking to make disciples. Click the image below to watch one of this year’s promotional videos.

Christmas store 2013 Talia promotion video image


The Rez churches and the local ministries (Juntos & ECM) here in ABQ will be on the front line of friend and disciple making through the ministry of their stores. And since this will be our third year doing a store at DSC, we want to grow in our commitment to making friends and sharing the love of Jesus first hand with those that walk in our doors.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Take handfuls of tags and buy gifts.   You can bring them back unwrapped since the gifts are wrapped at the store after a parent picks them out. All gifts are due DECEMBER 8TH TO DSC!
  2. Serve at a store by emailing local@desertspringschurch.org or signing up on a clipboard on Sunday morning in the foyer.

Here is a list of store locations, dates, times:

Good News Church near Houk, AZ.

  • December 14th, 6AM to 7PM need 10 more volunteers (one CG already committed)


Cedar Hill Church near Counselor, NM.

  • December 14th, 6AM to 7PM need 10 more volunteers (one CG already committed)


East Central Ministries (ECM) store here in Albuquerque.

  • Dec 14,15, or 16, 3:30PM to 5:30PM Need 10 volunteers for each evening


Juntos (ministry of Navitagors) store here in Albuquerque.

  • Dec 18, 5:30PM to 8:30Pm


DSC Christmas store,

  • Dec 18.  8AM to noon shift and 11:30AM to 3:30PM shift
  • Need 10 Hosts per shift to walk folks through the store, make friends, pray with them, and invite them to Christmas Eve service.
  • Need 10 general volunteers for helping with things like children’s crafts, greeting, and gift wrapping
  • Need another 15-20 folks willing to help with Follow up after the store.  These folks will call up store attendees asking if they can pray for them and if they would like to come to the Christmas Eve service.