Who is behind [AC]?
Advent Conspiracy was started in 2006 by five pastors who decided to make Christmas a revolutionary event by encouraging their faith communities to Worship Fully, Spend
Less, Give More and Love All . The response was overwhelming and the Conspiracy was born. The vision for our project is a collaboration between Rick McKinley of
Imago Dei Community
in Portland, OR; Greg Holder from The Crossing
in St. Louis, MO; and Chris Seay of Ecclesia
in Houston, TX.
[AC] is a resource for churches to engage in authentic Worship and Giving at Christmas more fully- a simple idea for you to take and run with. Be creative and bless those in
need by giving relationally as God gave His Son to us at Christmas.
No money comes to or through [AC]. You decide where and how you would like to Give More to those in need.
Can we get a copy of the promo video and other materials?
Everything we create is intended for pastors to use to teach [AC] and is free for download at our resources section. You can also download directly from our Vimeo
page. Just click here
to go there now. If you plan to edit any of our resources we only ask that you leave the [AC]
logo in your materials.
Where do I send my donation?
No money comes to or through Advent Conspiracy. You decide who you are giving to and when. One option is to donate to provide clean water in developing countries. You
can donate to Living Water International
. Another option is International Justice Mission
an organization dedicated to the eradication of human slavery.
How can I get the videos from other years?
Check out The Work Of The People
for many great videos to help communicate the Advent Conspiracy and worship during advent.
You can also find all of our older videos at our previous site by clicking here
What is the best way to do [AC] with my church/small group?
A while back many of you asked us for a resource where people can make this change together. We put together a small book and DVD that breaks down each tenet into
manageable bites for both individual and group study. To pick up a copy of the book, visit Zondervan Publishing.
What is your source for the stats for spending in America and for how much it would cost to solve the water crisis?
In general the estimates stated are rounded numbers based on our studies. Both the cost for clean water and national Christmas spending cannot be predicted from year to
year due to the number of variables involved in each. The numbers we have given are safe estimates based on the following sources.
The National Retail Federation, "NRF Sees Subdued Holiday Gains in 2006" September 19, 2006. [LINK]
Do you have a bulletin insert available?
This year, we encourage you to develop a bulletin insert that is unique for your church or faith community. Use the logo provided on our Resources page and any
other information on our site freely. And, we always love to see what creative teams develop, so make sure to share it with us here at [AC]. Just email us your designs to
Do you have Sunday school curriculum available?
Yes! Part of this year's new materials includes a children's curriculum. Each download is categorized by one of the four [AC] tenets (Worship Fully, Give More, Spend Less,
We are an organization that is interested in partnering with Advent Conspiracy:
Because [AC] is a catalyst to help the church engage Christmas more fully and would like to be as simplistic and decentralized as possible, we have a unique view of
partnership. Instead of formally partnering with specific organizations, we view each church and each individual who jumps into the Advent Conspiracy as valuable partners.
We love hearing what has been successful for our co-conspirators in communities across the globe, so make sure to share your story on the Enter The Story section and
let us know what you're up to.