This past Walk to the Manger Sunday, a little boy, early elementary age, brought a dollar to the manger. It was his dollar, one that he had earned, that he wanted to give so that presents could be bought for school kids who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. It was a small gift that certainly won’t purchase a complete present. But it was a huge heart that filled the room with God’s presence. And a few of those dollars put together will put a toy under the tree.
Small gifts add up and they are crucial to the ministry of Aldersgate Church.
It’s not about the amount of the gift, it’s about the size of the heart. As we approach the end of this year, would you be willing to give from your heart?
Thank you for your generosity!
Lead Pastor, Ryan Smallwood
Aldersgate College is a home for college students, graduate students, and young adults in the Lubbock area. We are passionate about meeting you where you are and providing a HOME AWAY FROM HOME during this time in your life. We want you to feel known and loved as a part of our community, as we pursue a deeper understanding of the Bible and relationship with one another.
We start each weekly gathering with eating a free meal! We worship together and then move into a time of teaching and discussion. Wednesday gatherings are for building relationships and learning from the experiences of others in a similar stage of life.
Ultimately, we want to help others discover and follow Jesus. We encourage our students to worship as a part of our Sunday morning church family. Through this, we encourage students to serve and build relationships with people outside of their generation.
Matt has been on staff at Aldersgate since 2018. He currently serves as the College Pastor and Social Media Director. Matt is passionate about meeting students where they are, empowering young leaders, and finding creative approaches to engaging the community through social media. He and his wife Amā have been married since 2012. Matt loves great food, going to the movies, and a Dairy Queen Blizzard!