stewardship CAMPAIGN ACHIVE
2015/16 Campaign: "WE ARE MADE TO THRIVE"
Aloha All Saints’ ‘Ohana,
A few weeks ago, I was listening to music while running when I heard these words by Casting Crowns: “We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives. It’s time for us to more than just survive. We were made to thrive.”
Throughout the world, unfortunately, there are countless churches just trying to survive. Once routine tasks, such as raising necessary operational funds, balancing the budget, offering outreach ministries, and securing a long-term pastor, now are monumental chores filled with angst and despair. Sadly, survival has become the new normal in the church world.
However, survival is not, and should not be, the only methodology for a church. Churches can and do thrive! All Saints’ is a community of faith that lives to thrive!
What does it mean for All Saints’ to be thriving? Where is God calling us to live and love extraordinarily?
To realize God’s extraordinary hope for us to thrive, our congregation must embrace a way of life that supports a bold vision, a climate of selflessness and sacrifice, broad and diverse leadership, and an uncompromising commitment to prayer, worship, and service.
We invite our ‘ohana to join us on this journey to thrive! Please take some time to read through the accompanying literature highlighting a vision for All Saints’ to thrive! Also, enclosed is a pledge card that we hope you will return and offer on All Saints’ Day, Sunday, November 1st or shortly thereafter. Through the generous gifts of our time, talents, and treasure, we can proclaim with confidence that All Saints’ is just not surviving, but that All Saints’ is thriving!
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to speak to me and/or the Wardens (David and Linda) and/or the Stewardship Chair (Bill), please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mahalo nui loa!
The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
Rector and Head of School
David Murray - Senior Warden
Linda Crocker - Junior Warden
Bill Caldwell - Stewardship Chair
Download Campaign Brochure
Download a 2016 Pledge Card
View Stewardship Infographic
Preached on All Saints' Day 2015 on the day we ingathered our pledges for 2016. Father Ryan challenges us to ditch our survival suits. He tells us that we were made by God for so much more. We weren’t made to just survive . . . we are made to thrive!
Kick-off sermon of the "We are made to Thrive!" year-long stewardship campaign. Father Ryan urges us to shift our mindset from “survival” to “thriving”. When we boldly step out, trust God, and follow Christ, we see the world and the Kingdom of God through new eyes.
CASTING CROWNS: "THRIVE"
Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry
So living water flowing through
God, we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire
Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
Its time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive
Into Your word, were digging deep
To know our Fathers heart
Into the world, were reaching out
To show them who You are
Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible
2014/15 Campaign: "BEAUTIFUL"
What a beautiful God we worship! God’s beauty is unmistakable and life changing. What are we? We are God’s beautiful children called to be an ‘Ohana who praises our ke Akua, who cares for our Creator’s ‘Aina, and who shares our Makana with all of humanity.
The simple, yet profound theme of “Beautiful” guides our year-long stewardship campaign. Our theme is inspired by the words and music of Shawn McDonald's song, "Beautiful."
The “Beautiful” campaign will spotlight quarterly themes, thereby inviting our community into a deeper experience and discernment of the divine beauty that surrounds and enriches us. We pray this journey strengthens each of our faiths and further opens our eyes to the beauty of God.
Mahalo nui loa!
The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
Rector & Preschool Director
Stewardship Chair & Junior Warden
2013/14 Campaign: "sharing our joy"
The Sharing Our Joy campaign is a year-long stewardship campaign focused on broadening our community’s definition and understanding of stewardship. The fall aspect of the campaign centers on our Church’s financial sustainability through the generous support of our ‘Ohana. Following our ingathering of pledges, we look forward to engaging our Church community with other aspects of the 2014 stewardship program such as environmentalism, wellness, outreach, and spiritual gifts.