District Sponsorship Program
BE IT RESOLVED that Convention supports the establishment of a District Sponsorship Program (DSP) to replace the single District Appeal between Conventions and that the DSP be focused at supporting the District’s Strategic Initiative #1, especially Youth and Young Adults Ministry and Church Planting.
—2016 Victorian District Synod resolution
The District Sponsorship Program arose out of a direction by Synod to establish the systematically committed raising of funds around two specific projects, church planting and Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
This is an opportunity to participate and encourage the growth of the gospel at ground level through providing financial assistance and by prayer and advocacy.
The district Youth and Young Adult Ministry team (YYAM) supports young people through camping ministry, worship (Sunday Night at St Johns – SNAS), and in transition as teens move from school into further education, work life, travel and perhaps moving away from home. YYAM can help put networks around them as this unfolds.
Renew is the means by which tired or struggling congregations can be revitalised through discernment around their activities and strengths and a focus on ‘letting go’ to move forward. New church planting is the opportunity for existing mature churches to ‘plant’ a community of believers in a new location. Support, mentoring and training will be offered through the Congregational Support Department at a district level. The message of hope is then able to spread locally and organically in different cultural contexts.
Sponsorship, rather than a one-off donation, has been chosen as the model in order that commitment is made to keep these projects going. These ministries are the way our church can grow into the future. These ministries allow us to make a difference in peoples’ lives – including our existing members.
How to sponsor
Individually, in a sponsorship group (perhaps your small group or guild), or as a congregation, choose a project and financial goal. Then sign up by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also get straight into things by making a payment electronically to your chosen project!
Payments can be made electronically via your bank through the 'pay anyone' option. Make the payment to account name LCAVD, BSB 033 172, account number 117564.
Please include in the transaction comments the code for the chosen project and your initial and surname. Then email us to let us know you have signed up! We’ll get you set up to receive project updates.
Download a Sponsorship Form
Suggested finance goals per year: $1500 ($30 p/w), $1000, $500 and $250
The Sponsorship Project Codes are:
Renewing Churches – NREW
Church planting general: NRCHU
For a specific plant
Pakenham Church Plant – NRPak
Wyndham Hobsons Bay – NRWer
General – YYAM
YYAM Camping – YYCamp
YYAM SNAS – YYSNAS
District Sponsorship Program
03 9236 1200 (ask for Maya or Erin)
Tuesday to Friday