Planting Hope Congregational Resources

Steps for Congregational Participation:

STEP 1: Receive a council presentation through the "Planting Hope Campaign Council Visit Presentation" video. The presentation video includes the campaign video embedded and presentation of the campaign prospectus: approximately 15 minutes total. (July or August, 2021)

 

STEP 2: Set your congregation's three-year financial goal for your campaign. This can be completed during or immediately following the Council presentation in Step 1. NOTE: Please submit the Congregation Acceptance Form, found below.

 

STEP 3: Select a Congregation Leader or appoint your Stewardship Team to conduct this appeal. (A job description is part of the Congregation Leader Appointment Form, found below.) Do this in time for the training on:

  • November 30, 2021 (3:00 p.m. in-person at Roseville Lutheran or 6:30 p.m. on Zoom)
  • January 11, 2022 (3:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Zoom)

(Each leader should attend one session; the content will be identical for all four training options)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONGREGATION LEADER TRAINING

 

STEP 4: Arrange for your Congregation Leader to attend a Congregation Leader Training Event (dates above). Congregation Leaders will be given a full manual, complete training, and access to materials to help you run your congregation's campaign (two-minute video, bulletin inserts, PowerPoint slides, a brochure, intent forms, etc.).

 

STEP 5: Your congregation conducts a five-week financial gifts campaign culminating in the seeking of three-year pledges from households of the congregation. Other options for your congregation’s participation will be provided at the Leader Training. (Set your five-week campaign between January and June, 2022.)

 

STEP 6: Once gifts/pledges have been received at the end of the five-week gifts Campaign, they will be collected at your congregation and then shared with the Synod.

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR CONGREGATION LEADERS

Presidents' Zoom Call

If you missed the introductory Zoom call for congregational presidents on June 3, watch the recording here.

Council Visit Presentation Video

The 15-minute "Planting Hope Campaign Council Visit Presentation" video is available for download. Click here for the link and important instructions.

Congregation Acceptance Form

Upon council approval for participating in the Planting Hope campaign, please complete this form as a fillable PDF or online.

Congregation Leader Appointment Form

Upon selection of your Congregational Leader for the campaign, please complete this form as a fillable PDF or online.

Visit the main Planting Hope Campaign page for details about this multi-year campaign of the Saint Paul Area Synod. If you have questions, please email plantinghope@spas-elca.org or call 651-224-4313.