One (or a combination) of the following ideas might provide a helpful way to engage your congregation with generosity and participation in ministry to local children and families.
This Article Covers
- Monthly Highlight and Offering
- Youth Engagement
- Sponsorship Opportunity
- Local Missions Events
- Vacation Bible School
Monthly Highlight and Offering
Take up a monthly (or quarterly) offering and commit a part of the service to highlighting the stories of connections made through meeting CarePortal requests. Celebrate what God is doing!
Enlist the youth group to tithe every month and put this offering towards your CarePortal participation.
Invite an individual or small group in the congregation to sponsor the church’s participation.
Host an annual or bi-annual fundraiser (car wash, garage sale, silent auction, 5k, etc.) to raise funds for your church’s participation in CarePortal.
Local Missions Event
Focus on CarePortal as a part of a missions or local missions event, and encourage members to give towards this as a missional focus of the church.
Vacation Bible School
Use CarePortal as your VBS focus ministry — allow kids to collect their offering all week long and celebrate what you’ve collected for kids in your own community at the end of VBS party!