This January, the church staff prayerfully considered and then invited individuals from within the church to be a part of the Campaign Leadership Team. Those individuals have been participating in training, preparing printed materials, and planning 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.
• During the Information Phase the entire congregation will be introduced to the vision, given the opportunity to ask questions, and receive information and occasional announcements to help everyone fully grasp the scope of our Renew God’s Building One Living Stone at a Time campaign.
• The Inspiration Phase is the time of growing excitement and involvement in our church. You will be asked to pray for the campaign and will hear messages about God’s faithfulness and generosity to us and how we can respond.
This phase is the culmination of the Inspiration Phase. On March 15, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, we will celebrate God’s blessings and join in committing to God’s vision for our future. Campaign goals and early commitments will be announced and then the rest of St. Timothy’s community will be invited to make their three year commitment on this day, as well as the days to follow. Over a few week you will be asked to submit Commitment Cards declaring your pledge to the campaign. Multiple opportunities will be given to allow maximum involvement for everyone.
This phase starts on Palm Sunday, with a Celebration to announce the total amount committed for our Renew God’s Building One Living Stone at a Time campaign. This will also be the time to receive the first church-wide offering for the campaign, which will be designated as our “First Fruits Offering.” We will take the time to recognize and celebrate what God has done in and through everyone’s efforts so far. Celebration Sunday is just the start of a three year campaign. You will be kept informed of the progress of the campaign and new members will also be given the opportunity to financially support God’s mission through Saint Timothy’s.