The Guymon Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma used the Alabaster video that featured the Lego buildings (“Alabaster: Celebrating 100 Million Dollars in Giving”) to announce that the offering would be taken the last Sunday of the month. We challenged the children to build some “Lego Alabaster Buildings” and bring them on the Sunday of the offering
Six buildings were brought in for that Sunday and displayed on the platform. One had all the pastoral staff represented by little Lego people and a cross in the big window just like our building. The children served as ushers for our Alabaster march offerings (something our church always does), standing by the altars with buckets into which people place their offerings.
The kids had put so much work into their buildings that we displayed them the next Sunday in the foyer with a sign showing the total given in the offering.
More than US $6,500 was given by a church that averages 340 in Sunday morning worship, and now a group of kids know how Alabaster funds are used. It was fun, and I wanted you to know how the video sparked interest for our congregation.