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.
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR CONGREGATION LEADERS
Click here to access Planting Hope
collateral for congregations
(2-minute video, bulletin inserts,
intent cards & more)
Presidents' Zoom Call
If you missed the introductory Zoom call for congregational presidents on June 3, 2021, 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.
You'll find a two-minute video, bulletin inserts, a flyer, newsletter copy, PowerPoint slides, the intent form and more on the Planting Hope Collateral page.
Update - February 24, 2022
If you missed the Planting Hope Spotlight on Zoom for rostered ministers and congregational leaders, watch the recording here.
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 email@example.com or call 651-224-4313.