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We’re excited to introduce the 2022 Christar Giving Catalog! This collection of giving opportunities is an invitation to have a meaningful impact by meeting specific, immediate needs in least-reached communities.

The 2022 catalog features gifts for every budget—from “stocking stuffers” to ways to make a lasting impact together as a family, life group or church. Each one has been chosen because it can bring you into a story that’s unfolding with transformative good news at the center.

Choose from more than 20 opportunities below to make a lasting impact in a least-reached community through ministries that express your passion.

Equip Local Believers

CHL Women's Bible School

The CHL Women’s Bible School equips South Asian Christian women to minister effectively in their churches, homes and communities. About a hundred graduates from the CHL Bible School reunite annually to fellowship, encourage one another and share stories about their teaching ministries to women and children.

  • Most of these graduates have expressed a need for teaching aids to help children learn Scriptural truth but cannot afford these resources. For $20, you could supply one of these women with a resource packet that will help them clearly share from God’s Word. Think Bigger! Consider giving $2,000 to supply materials for all CHL graduates in attendance this year.
  • Stocking Stuffer: Give a CHL graduate a set of 10 Bible character finger puppets that will help her demonstrate Scriptural truths to children in memorable ways. 
  • Think Bigger! Once a year, CHL Women’s Bible School students and staff partner with four churches on a two-week campaign to reach their communities and surrounding villages with the gospel. The tour allows local fellowships to get involved in outreach while students gain practical ministry experience. Your generosity will cover the cost of travel, lighting and sound equipment and literature for distribution, as well as chairs and food for a team of 10. Partner with the team to cover the trip costs to visit one village for $275, or fund the entire program, which will reach eight villages, for $2,200.
Finger Puppet Set - $15
Bible Teaching Resource Packet - $20 - $2,000
Village Outreach - $275 - $2,200
Finger Puppet Set - $15
Bible Teaching Resource Packet - $20 - $2,000
Village Outreach - $275 - $2,200

Create Access for Hope Through Technology

Persian Outreach Project

The Persian Outreach Project exists to make Christ known among Persian migrants, refugees and tourists. Workers partner with Central Asian believers to share the gospel, plant churches and support believers isolated from other followers of Jesus.

  • Believers living under the threat of death for their faith who flee their home country often face dire situations as they try to make lives for themselves in new lands. But a small local church partnering with the Persian Outreach Project is providing believing families with food such as flour, rice and beans, as well as cooking fuel, helping them endure.
  • Think Bigger! Technology bridges the gap in lands where access to the gospel is denied. Smartphones enable Central Asian believers working with the Persian Outreach Project to offer lifelines of support to other Christians in the region who lack access to fellowship with other followers of Christ in their local communities.
Food and Fuel Package for Persecuted Family - $45
Phone for Central Asian Believer - $300
Food and Fuel Package for Persecuted Family - $45
Phone for Central Asian Believer - $300

Scriptural Engagement thru Social Media (SESaMe)

SESaME is an online ministry that delivers bite-sized pieces of Scripture to people in Muslim communities with little or no access to the good news. A chatbot has enabled this project to automate its first series of lessons, doubling the number of people workers are able to reach. Help them share God’s Word even more broadly by increasing this subscription. A gift of $35 covers one week, and $140 covers an entire month.

One Week of Increased Chatbot Subscription - $35

Invest in Spiritual Growth

Arab Woman Today

Arab Woman Today helps women throughout the Arab world be catalysts for change in their own lives, their homes and their society. It provides resources, training and awareness programs that empower them to embrace the truth and have a positive impact in their circles of influence. 

  • Middle Eastern women find healing from trauma, abuse and other forms of hurt through counseling sessions that nurture them with truth and help them take steps toward freedom and wholeness. You can cover one session with a licensed counselor for $35. Most women benefit from a minimum of eight sessions costing $275.
  • Think Bigger! A $300 individual scholarship enables a woman to participate in a six-session life-growth program that addresses her spiritual life and engages her with the gospel. A $6,000 scholarship will allow 20 women to be part of this transformational program.
Counseling Session for Arab Woman - $35
Life-Growth Program - $300
Counseling Session for Arab Woman - $35
Life-Growth Program - $300

Timothy Project

The Timothy Project creates culturally relevant and interactive discipleship materials that equip Middle Eastern believers to apply biblical truth. Followers of Christ in least-reached areas can access these Bible study lessons in various formats, including e-books and mobile apps.

  • You can sponsor the production of one video lesson that could reach thousands of people.
  • Think Bigger! The Middle Eastern writers working with the Timothy Project invest their skills in creating tools for ongoing spiritual growth among others from their homeland. So far, they’ve produced more than 200 lessons, including series for young adults and women’s groups, as well as two dozen television programs that introduce the project’s lessons. Help them continue to grow in their abilities so they can make a bigger impact by sponsoring a writers' conference.
One Video Bible Study Lesson - $150
Writers' Conference - $1,500
One Video Bible Study Lesson - $150
Writers' Conference - $1,500

Help Workers Stay Healthy and Effective

Cleft of the Rock Ministry Center

Cleft of the Rock Ministry Center provides a safe place where workers and local believers can be restored, helping them remain in ministry in difficult places.

  • Stocking Stuffer: $10 provides sports equipment such as a volleyball or soccer ball to help children and adults staying at Cleft of the Rock relax, bond and find joy in the small things.
  • Sponsor a one-night stay at Cleft of the Rock for cross-cultural workers, allowing them to enjoy an evening beside the fireplace and a cozy cabin where they can play games with their family, as well as meet with teammates or receive needed counseling.
  • Think Bigger! Help Cleft of the Rock build a lodge that will serve as a gathering place for visiting teams of cross-cultural workers, giving them spaces to meet for prayer, teaching, counseling and training, as well as encouragement before returning to their fields of ministry. Sponsor the construction of one of four needed conference rooms for $15,000, or build the lodge kitchen for $25,000.

Sports Equipment - $10
One-Night Family Retreat - $100
Conference Room or Kitchen - $15,000 - $25,000
Sports Equipment - $10
One-Night Family Retreat - $100
Conference Room or Kitchen - $15,000 - $25,000

Provide Relief Through Resources and Relationships

Barnabas Building

Relationships are the foundation for the spread of the gospel. Christar workers have formed deep connections as they’ve farmed alongside neighbors in a rural South Asian community. Now they are constructing the Barnabas Building, which will serve as a site for worship gatherings, English classes and practical training in areas such as agriculture, leadership, parenting and business. This three-story structure will also house farm equipment, include a library and café, and provide a permanent residence for workers. In the meantime, construction of this building employs local men with good jobs and fair pay.

One Worker's Daily Wage + a Bag of Cement - $28

New Life Resource Center

More than 1.7 billion people in South Asia live without access to a church in their own language and culture. That’s why the New Life Resource Center trains, equips and encourages local pastors to plant churches and serve in South Asian communities.

  • Christian marriages can be a powerful testimony in these communities, but the responsibilities of church planting and pastoring can be hard on marriage relationships. Last year, the New Life Resource Center enrolled 70 couples in a marriage seminar, helping pastors and their wives strengthen and maintain their marriages based on biblical principles. Participants received it with great enthusiasm, and the center is planning to offer additional seminars to continue to help South Asian church leaders reflect the love of Christ for His Church. Your gift will provide literature, food and travel funds for one couple to attend.
  • Think Bigger! Christians with steady jobs are able to support their local churches and contribute to communities. Through vocational training, the New Life Resource Center helps South Asian believers obtain employment. Help them expand their services! With a used car they can begin to offer driving lessons, empowering South Asians with a skill that provides an immediate source of income.
Marriage Seminar for One Couple - $50
Used Car for Driving Instruction - $4,000
Marriage Seminar for One Couple - $50
Used Car for Driving Instruction - $4,000

Connect to Community with Compassion

Iraqi Refugee Outreach

Through the Iraqi Refugee Outreach Project, Christar workers seek to address the spiritual and tangible needs of Arabic-speaking refugees in the United States.

  • Stocking Stuffer: Purchase a craft kit for the weekly Iraqi Refugee Outreach Bible club, giving the children who participate a visual representation of biblical truth to take home.
  • Stocking Stuffer: Workers serving with the Iraqi Refugee Outreach share that the local immigrant community loves pizza! Consider buying a pizza for the weekly after-church fellowship meal.
  • Workers offer friendship, prayer and basic assistance to refugees, demonstrating Christ's love. You can help a group of five enjoy a meal and activity for $60.
  • Think Bigger! A gift of $400 will enable a group of six to participate in a two-night Bible camp retreat held by the Iraqi Refugee Outreach. The cost covers cabin rentals, five group meals, roller skating and transportation.
Bible Club Craft Kit - $5
Pizza After Church - $10
Meal and Activity for Five - $60
Bible Camp Retreat - $400
Bible Club Craft Kit - $5
Pizza After Church - $10
Meal and Activity for Five - $60
Bible Camp Retreat - $400

Lives That Look Different Because of Jesus

Beacon Community Center

The lighthouse has a new name! Through a wide variety of creative outreaches, Christar workers at Beacon Community Center in France meet needs in the community while connecting with least-reached people who don’t yet know Christ.

  • Stocking Stuffer: Purchase a day of social media ads to help the Beacon Community Center reach nearby seekers.
  • A scholarship of $50 pays for 10 English classes for a child of North African immigrants, and $150 covers these classes for a student’s entire school year.
  • Think bigger! Creating a safe, functional and welcoming environment plays a huge role in enabling the Beacon Community Center to attract new friends to its outreach events. Your gift will provide a new sign and brighten up their curb appeal so that more people will discover this special place and feel welcome to come in.
One Day of Social Media Ads - $10
English Classes - $50
Sign and Exterior Improvements - $2,500
One Day of Social Media Ads - $10
English Classes - $50
Sign and Exterior Improvements - $2,500

Christar teams around the world are ready to put your generosity into action! Give the gospel to those who haven’t yet had an opportunity to experience its transforming power, and enable those whose lives have been transformed to keep sharing the gift of the good news in places where few know the eternal hope found in Jesus!