NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO ABOVE AND BEYOND ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK —ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN YOU— TO HIM BE GLORY IN THE CHURCH AND IN CHRIST JESUS TO ALL GENERATIONS, FOREVER AND EVER. AMEN.
- EPH 3:20-21
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This January, the church staff prayerfully considered and then invited individuals from within the church to be a part of the Campaign Leadership Team. Since then, those individuals have participated in training, prepared printed materials and planned various events that will occur later in the campaign. This phase comprises most of the “behind the scenes” activities that are necessary to prepare for the Public Phase.
This phase will include two parts, first the Information Phase and then the Inspiration Phase.
This phase is the culmination of the Inspiration Phase. There will be a special service that will bring the entire church body together as one family to celebrate God’s blessings and to join in committing to His vision for our future. Campaign goals and early commitments will be announced and then the rest of the church body will be invited to make their three year commitment on this day, as well as the days to follow. Over a few weeks period of time you will be asked to submit Commitment Cards declaring your pledge of gifts to the campaign. Multiple opportunities will be given to everyone as to allow maximum involvement for everyone within the church body.
This phase starts with a Celebration Sunday to announce the total amount that has been committed to the campaign. This will also be the time to receive the first church-wide offering for the campaign, which will be designated as “First Fruits Offering.” We will take the time to recognize and celebrate what God has done in and through everyone’s efforts over the previous few months. Celebration Sunday is just the start of a three year campaign for individuals to see God give through them. You will be kept informed of the progress of the campaign and new members will also be given the opportunity to respond to His promptings just as you faithfully did.