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.
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.) Contact the synod office at 651-224-4313 for upcoming leader training opportunities.
STEP 4: Arrange for your Congregation Leader to attend a Congregation Leader Training Event. 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.
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.