This year's offering focus, #GWYGW is an intentional way for students to put into action what they learn/experience at Pursue '22. We are going to have a #GWYGW (June 6-10, 2022) where youth ministries from across Eastern Ontario will use offering money they raised to GLOW in their local communities. As a youth ministry, we encourage you to take up some offerings leading up to Pursue and then pick any night between June 6-10 to go into your community and GLOW through practical asks of kindness.
HOW WILL THIS WORK:
The challenge would be for each student ministry across EOND and beyond to start raising/collecting money from your students in the weeks leading up to Pursue (we recommend starting to collect in April) and then to communicate the total you have collected from your students to us at Pursue so we can announce the District wide total at Pursue.
WHAT ABOUT GIVING AT PURSUE'22?
For any people in attendance at Pursue (East or West) who have not given towards #GWYGW initiatives and want to, we will take up an offering in one of our general sessions. Any money that comes in at Pursue would then be added to our District wide tally and then distributed to the closest student ministry to that Pursue venue to take to the streets during the glow where you go week!
WHAT TYPE OF THINGS WOULD WE DO WITH THE MONEY?
That would be completely up to you and your students to prayerfully consider how you want to "glow where you go" during the week that we take it to the streets. We would encourage you to involve your students in this decision-making process and be as creative as you want to be that would make the greatest impact in your community. We can provide you with ideas if you're feeling stuck.
WHAT NIGHT WOULD BE EXPECTED TO DO THIS ON?
We are calling the first full week of June (6-10th), 2022 our "GLOW WHERE YOU GO" Week. So, whatever day your youth ministry normally gathers that week would be an excellent time for you and your students to GLOW in the streets of your community (or a different night that week of your choosing if you wish).
DO WE NEED TO BRING THE MONEY WE HAVE RAISED TO PURSUE?
No, there's no reason to bring the money you've collected prior to Pursue with you to the event. We would only ask that you communicate to us the total amount you have collected at the time of Pursue so we can celebrate that together in one of our general sessions.