Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Compassion Sunday ~ What's Next

So...you've decided to do a Compassion Sunday presentation.

You've gotten permission from your church and set a date.

You've registered your event.

Now it's time to plan the event.

First of all, make sure you have the Compassion Sunday planning guide. You can order one HERE.

Next, look through the Compassion Sunday website and see all the resources that are available to you.

Now it's time to decide what your Compassion Sunday will look like. 

Can you show a video? Compassion has two versions of the official video this year - a longer (almost 5 min) version and a shorter version (2 1/2 minutes)

Can you give a short testimonial? 
  • Keep it personal - what drives YOU to sponsor a child? Is there a Bible verse that inspires you? You can share a few statistics, but don't overwhelm your listeners which a bunch of them. Try to share a bit of a letter with your audience to show how sponsorship is affecting your child's life. 
  • Keep it simple - quite honestly, all you need for a presentation is a Bible and a child packet. It can even be the photo of the child you sponsor. 
Can you set up a table somewhere? Compassion will send you everything you need for this (except the table!) This is where you can have a small display and have child packets laid out for people to look at. 

Dream big when you are planning. Even if you are only allowed 5 minutes, dream about someday having the entire service (sermon, music, presentation) centered around Compassion. Give your dreams to God through prayer and ask Him to grow this dream into reality.

What else can you add to this conversation? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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