Who is behind the Advent Conspiracy?

Advent Conspiracy was started 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.

Advent Conspiracy 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 Advent Conspiracy. 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 Advent Conspiracy. You can find many of our videos available for download within the resources section.

Where do I send my donation?

No money comes to or through Advent Conspiracy. You decide who you are giving to and when. While it is not mandatory, we do encourage those participating to consider making a commitment to give at least 25% of what you didn’t spend this year providing clean water solutions.

Clean Water: Who can I talk to learn more about how my family or church can donate to help the clean water crisis?

Contact Tori Holder at vholder@water.cc

What is the best way to do Advent Conspiracy 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. Unfortunately, sales are not available through our site but you can visit Zondervan Publishing or Amazon to pick up a copy of the book or DVD.

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.

Do you have church resources available for download?

Yes! Fill out the form here to request church resources.

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 Advent Conspiracy. Just email us your designs to info@adventconspiracy.org.

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. If a non-profit organization is interested in using Advent Conspiracy resources within their program, please write us at info@adventconspiracy.org for details.  Although our primary focus is clean water and love the relationships and projects we’ve done through Living Water International, we have given permission to multiple organizations to use our material and hope all clean water organizations are blessed through the Advent Conspiracy.

Where do you get your stats for US Holiday spending?

Spending Stats: The National Retail Federation, “HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES COME IN AT NRF EXPECTATIONS” LINK
https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/holiday-retail-sales-come-nrf-expectations