We were created for relationships - to be in community with God, with each other, and especially with those who need our help. World Vision's Global Sponsorship Sunday is an easy and impactful way to bring people inside and outside of your church together to help children in need.
Global Sponsorship Sunday is on May 7, 2017—the day after the Global 6K for Water. It’s a day to both CELEBRATE and INVITE: celebrate the lives changed through the 6K with your congregation and community, and an opportunity to invite those who didn’t walk or run to sponsor a child.
This is the day to maximize the community outreach opportunity of the Global 6K movement. Join churches from around the world who will be celebrating their previous day's 6K participants and inviting their whole congregation to come alongside children in need and help them grow healthy and strong.
Whether you want to do an easy 5 minute announcment on that Sunday or focus the whole service on it, we've got you covered with all the reources that you will need, we may also be able to send someone from World Vision's staff to your Global Sponsorship Sunday - let us know if you're interested when you register!
Then on the Global 6K Race Day - Saturday May 6th, invite all your particpants (even the non-church members) to Church the next day on Global Sponsorship Sunday because you want to celebrate them and what they were a part of. Then watch what God does!
When you sign-up for Global Sponsorship Sunday, we'll equip you with resources like a planning guide, sponsorship table set-up, bulletin inserts, videos and more!
When San Ramon Presbyterian Church hosted the Global 6K for Water, they did so as an outreach tool their community. They challenged their congregation to not just invite anyone to the event but to intentionally invite people they knew who were far from God. It was was bold ask, but it ignited the church like never before. On race day, San Ramon Presbyterian, a church of 100 members, had over 250 people on their campus to walk/run the Global 6K!
As people crossed the finish line they recieved a special invitation from their host site leader and the pastor to join them for Global Sponsorship Sunday the following day. That Sunday, hundreds joined in at service and celebrated lives changed through the 6K, they showed pictures, shared stories and applauded for those who participated. The message given that Sunday centered around Christ's call to serve and help the poor. The congregation was encouraged to open their hearts and families to a child in need, sponsoring a child along with people all over the world being asked to do the same to make that weekend one of the biggest weekends of impact ever.