Strike The Match Stewardship Campaign kicks off

On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit looked down on the gathered disciples, and said, "Alright everybody, let's strike a match and get this thing moving."  And, suddenly, the church was on fire with the same love that was in Jesus, tongues of firing burning over each one of them. Indeed, they were on fire with the mission of Jesus Christ.

This is the beginning of a letter from Pastor Bradley that you will find in your pledge packets for the upcoming Strike The Match campaign. This year, a member of Gloria Dei has been inspired to offer $100,000 to challenge all of us to grow in our giving to the operating budget.  For every dollar increase in our pledges to the operating budget or every dollar of a new pledge, one dollar is unlocked from the match to grow our endowment and provide additional funds for outreach.  By meeting this challenge, we can see a $100,000 increase to our operating budget, allowing us to expand our ministries and mission in our community and the world.

There are four ways for you to learn more about this exciting challenge presented to us:

1. Sign up to attend a gathering to get to know members of your Gloria Dei family and learn more about Strike The Match

2. Pick up your pledge materials - and a candle, matchbook and prayer card - this Sunday October 1. Prayerfully consider increasing your operating fund pledge.  Return your pledge card on October 15 or pledge online

3. Read these FAQs

4. View our Strike The Match video

So let's get fired up and Strike The Match for this challenge!