Connecting Christ with Community

Word & Sacrament

The Great Commandment to love one another ( ) and the Great Commission to seek out one another ( ) forms the nature and substance of who we are and what we do and why we're investing in "Connecting Christ & Community."

Connecting Christ & Community Worship Focus

02/03/2013 - 03/17/2013

Sermon and Bible studies on St Paul's vision from God and the nature of sacrificial giving...

Holy Week & Easter

03/24/2013 - 03/31/2013

This week of passion is our reason for sacrificial response...

The Easter Season for Easter People

03/31/2013 - 05/05/2013

The light emanating from an empty tomb serves to illuminate a month-long harvest of sacrificial gifts for exponential potential at St Paul and Aurora!

Themes

The overarching purpose of the campaign is to invite God's people to sacrificial giving. Themes along the way illustrate the what is important in one part of the campaign to encourage progress toward the next portion of the campaign.

"Awareness" of How & What We're Doing

02/03/2013 - 02/28/2013

Illustrating exponential potential with enough detail to evaluate and consider while remaining open to Godly opportunities as they arise...
Plans for a preferred future: YESS!
Youth Center: Plan for a preferred future
ECC: Righteous from the start
School: Today's learner-tomorrow's leader
Sr Day Care: Taking care of care takers
(Short Term: Coffee Hse; Light up the World; "Revolution" worship service for 18-30 yr olds

Stories Illustrating "Why"

03/01/2013 - 03/23/2013

"Why" is a spiritual question whose answers often illuminate the work of the Holy Spirit. Why questions move beyond reasonable answers to supernatural explanations...

The Passion Story

03/24/2013 - 03/31/2013

There in not another theology, ideology or philosophy on the planet that comes close to the sacrificial love of Jesus for us his children he loves. It is a passionate story...

Celebrating Sacrificial Giving

04/01/2013 - 04/30/2013

The entire month of April will reflect the result of living as "Easter people" knowing God has fulfilled his promise and come back from death to take us home! Against this bright backdrop we'll bring our sacrificial and first fruit gifts forward!

Fulfilling Our Vows...

04/21/2013 - 05/31/2013

Most of our sacrificial gift commitments will be for three years. They essentially alter our lifestyle (even our reflex for self-preservation) to lift the ministry of St Paul into greater Aurora.

Leadership Team Meetings

The campaign "Leadership Team" is designed to implement the capital stewardship campaign by training, equipping and encouraging each person who has graciously volunteered to serve the Lord through this process.

LT Training: Part 1 @6:30p

01/21/2013

Introductions and overview

LT Training: Part 2 @6:30p

01/22/2013

Specific responsibilities and tasks

LT Progress Review 1 of 3 @6:30p

02/04/2013

BREAKOUT MTGS
Impact Gifts development: specifics re: identifying and making a plan for invitations for generosity.
Initial Commitment Celebration for Early Sacrificial Giving: invitations to those capable of contributing significant gift amounts, and anyone moved to make early contributions
Commitment Celebration & Youth/Children: Details...
Prayer: Woven into our culture
Awareness Events/Dynamics: Ubiquitous & consistent message
Vision Sunday planning & recruitment

LT Progress Review 2 of 3 @6:30p

02/19/2013

BREAKOUT MEETINGS:
Impact Gifts
Initial Commitments
Telephone/Hosting
Awareness & Vision Sunday

Home Groups

03/08/2013 - 03/10/2013

A call to God's generous people to generously lead the Body in sacrificial commitments.

Initial Commitment Event @6:30p

03/18/2013

Early sacrificial gifts received

LT Progress Review 3 of 3 @6:30p

04/01/2013

BREAKOUT MEETINGS:
Fulfillment
Commitment Follow-up
LT Team Dinner
Telephone/Hosting

Events

Beyond meetings, there are celebrations and gatherings and other events designed to bring us together to witness and celebrate God's work among us.

Intro Campaign Design @6:30p

01/07/2013

This is a synthesis of all that was learned from the strategic planning sessions and the Godly goals of St Paul

Orientation:Worship & Bible Study Intro

01/12/2013 - 01/13/2013

Intro LT in Worship

01/26/2013 - 01/27/2013

The Leadership Team is announced, "dedicated" and prayed for; asking the congregation to respond to their requests for assistance.
Director for CCC announces financial goal
Calendar/timeline is publicized

"Awareness Forum"

02/09/2013 - 02/10/2013

Illustrations that assure congregation of transparency and wisdom in the unfolding plans with focus on how it will encourage the mission and have a temporal and eternal effect on people

"Awareness Forum"

02/16/2013 - 02/17/2013

Illustrations that assure congregation of transparency and wisdom in the unfolding plans with focus on how it will encourage the mission and have a temporal and eternal effect on people

"Awareness Forum"

02/23/2013 - 02/24/2013

Illustrations that assure congregation of transparency and wisdom in the unfolding plans with focus on how it will encourage the mission and have a temporal and eternal effect on people

"Awareness Forum"

03/02/2013 - 03/03/2013

Illustrations that assure congregation of transparency and wisdom in the unfolding plans with focus on how it will encourage the mission and have a temporal and eternal effect on people

"Stewardship Story" in Worship

03/02/2013 - 03/03/2013

Each personal witness is a testimony to the different yet powerful ways the Holy Spirit is at work in people as they consider their sacrificial gifts.

"Awareness Forum"

03/09/2013 - 03/10/2013

Illustrations that assure congregation of transparency and wisdom in the unfolding plans with focus on how it will encourage the mission and have a temporal and eternal effect on people

"Stewardship Story" in Worship

03/09/2013 - 03/10/2013

Each personal witness is a testimony to the different yet powerful ways the Holy Spirit is at work in people as they consider their sacrificial gifts.

Final "Awareness Forum"

03/16/2013 - 03/17/2013

Processes and plans to keep the Body informed replace the formal "Awareness Forums" which conclude this week.

"Stewardship Story" in Worship

03/16/2013 - 03/17/2013

Each personal witness is a testimony to the different yet powerful ways the Holy Spirit is at work in people as they consider their sacrificial gifts.

Give Thanks for Initial Commitments

03/23/2013 - 03/24/2013

"Initial Commitments" come from God's people who are eager to invest in what God is doing here and serve to bring tangible evidence of God at work in his people at St Paul. Generous givers as well as anyone wanting to supply hopeful momentum are asked to participate in giving early to CCC.

Intro:Connecting Christ & Comm Video

03/23/2013 - 03/24/2013

The video's design works well when it combines the plans illustrated in "Awareness" forums and the story of real lives transformed by God's love through the people of St Paul

CELEBRATING SACRIFICIAL GIFTS!

04/06/2013 - 04/07/2013

Equal sacrifice (not equal giving) means that each person walking away from God's altar this day can say to each other, "We made a sacrificial gift" to Connect Christ to Community.

CELEBRATING SACRIFICIAL GIFTS 2

04/13/2013 - 04/14/2013

This Sunday is for all those who were not able to be in worship on Celebration Sunday.
Equal sacrifice (not equal giving) means that each person walking away from God's altar this day can say to each other, "We made a sacrificial gift" to Connect Christ to Community.

CELEBRATING FIRST FRUITS GIVING

04/20/2013 - 04/21/2013

This is the celebration of sacrificial commitments becoming our sacrificial gifts! Whatever portion of their sacrificial gift people can provide is contributed this day as a way to provide the resources necessary for next step work!

Fulfilling Our Vows

04/21/2013 - 04/30/2013

Begin 3 year sacrificial giving commitment...

CELEBRATING COMMITMENT & GIFT TOTALS

04/27/2013 - 04/28/2013

The formal conclusion of the capital stewardship campaign portion of Connecting Christ to Community is the announcement of grand total commitments and first fruits!

Deadlines

The capital stewardship campaign is designed as a simple system to raise awareness of the need, inspire passionate commitment to God's calling and generously give to the Lord's vision and mission. Deadlines are integral to assure the process keeps flowing...

Publish/Mail Newsletter #1:Introductions

01/28/2013

Publish/Mail "Awareness" Invitations

02/04/2013

Publish/Mail Newsletter #2:Information

02/11/2013

Publish/Mail Newsletter #3:"Stories"

02/25/2013

Telephone/Hosting Phone Calls

02/25/2013 - 02/28/2013

Telephone/Hosting Ph Call Home Group Conf

03/04/2013 - 03/07/2013

Mail Initial Commitment Invitations

03/11/2013

Initial Commitment Telephone Invitation Follow-up

03/12/2013 - 03/15/2013

MAIL SR PASTOR'S LETTER W COMMITMENT CARD

04/01/2013

Commitment Follow-up Contacts

04/08/2013 - 04/12/2013

Mail "First Fruits" Letter

04/15/2013