Steps for Your Congregation to Participate in Thrive
There was a lot of excitement at the Synod Assembly about the Thrive Campaign and how it will benefit congregations and rostered leaders of the Southern Ohio Synod. Here are steps every congregation is asked to take in order to seriously consider taking part in the campaign … and join in the growing excitement:
Congregation Leaders will receive a full manual, complete training, plus sufficient printed and audio-visual materials for your congregation’s membership.
Please register your Leaders by emailing their names and which event will be attended to:Thrive@SouthernOhioSynod.org.
After congregations complete their campaigns, they will be offered training, materials and expertise in how to seek planned gifts through church member estate planning. This, in turn, will be followed by an effort to convert planned gifts into sustained giving that will benefit congregations and the Synod into the future.
Thank you for your prayerful and serious consideration on taking part in Thrive … and for your partnership in the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Thrive “Congregation Leader Training” Dates and Locations
Has your church appointed a “Congregation Leader”? Every congregation is asked to appoint a Congregation Leader (or Team) by October 31st , complete and submit a Congregation Leader Appointment Form , and then arrange for the Leader(s) to attend a training event in your area. Here are the training dates and locations where Congregation Leaders will learn all they need to know about running their congregation’s Thrive campaign, as well as how to conduct effective stewardship campaigns for your church.
November 2, 2019
10:00-11:30 am Good Shepherd, 7701 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati
2:00-3:30 pm St. John, 122 West National Road, Vandalia
7:00-8:30 pm Synod Office, 300 S. 2nd Street, Columbus
November 17, 2019
2:00-3:30 pm St. John’s, 116 North 7th Street, Zanesville
5:00-6:30 pm First English, 220 North Columbus Street, Lancaster
To help in our planning, please register your Leaders by emailing their names and which event they will be attending to: Thrive@SouthernOhioSynod.org.
Download the full packet for Congregational Participation below: