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Q1 Faith Builds Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Big Mike Armstrong HFH, PA , Executive Director, Rural affilliate.
33:13
Will we get contact onfo for Eric, Kris and Dustin? I am also a Global Village/Thrivent leader and I would like to connect with Eric...even though I am a Yankee fan. Big Mike
Kris Callen, Sr CEL, Great Lakes
34:39
Did you set mutual goals for the Faith Builds in terms of new church relationships, number of prospects, new members to Thrivent, etc?
Kris Callen, Sr CEL, Great Lakes
37:53
So you had a shared understanding of what success looked like for the Faith Builds?
Michael Martin Bay County HfH
38:06
Since we were awarded a build we have lost our local Thrivent rep. How do I connect with someone further up the ladder to assist us in accompishing the goals of the build?
Kris Callen, Sr CEL, Great Lakes
38:11
Thanks
Bridgette Hiler
48:20
That is an awesome point to not drive by the small churches!
James
48:44
Amen, Bridgette!
Bridgette Hiler
52:16
Rev. Robin, How would you advise that we ask Pastors to introduce the partnership to other Pastors?
Bridgette Hiler
53:02
Hey I am in Florida! lets talk!!
Helen Mitchell, DuPage Habitat for Humanity
54:17
Rev. Robin: what was the was the initial medium of contact--email, call, letter? What medium would you recommend?
kpride
57:22
How do you balance the generosity challenge and getting more churches involved?
Helen Mitchell, DuPage Habitat for Humanity
57:57
Follow-up question: how long after the initial point of contact did you have the in-person connection?
Lindsey Humbert (Thrivent CEL, DFW, Tx)
58:46
How are financial advisors viewed in the process? Any advice on the best way to bring them in on a relationship and timing?
Jane
59:15
We've used the giving tree idea from the last call this year and our churches seem to be excited to have a way for the congregation to get directly involved with fundraising.
jackiepeak
59:46
We haven't found cold calling successful. We used the Financial Advisors to connect with churches or churches that already volunteer with Habitat but aren't connected Thrivent. Additionally we met many pastors through our Senior Pastor Build
Nancy Stepp, CEL, Lincoln, Nebraska
01:01:13
did you ask for monetary donations or specific items for the homeowners
Pete Christopher
01:01:19
We had a blitz build, where we built 3 homes in 10 days. We asked churches to serve lunch during those days, which helped us engage churches. It was easy for them to participate and drew people who may not have been interested in a building role.
jackiepeak
01:02:35
We asked for financial donations. On average congregations gave $5000-7500/week of volunteerism
Krista Huntley
01:04:43
Is anyone doing anything for the National day of prayer on May 7th?
Helen Mitchell, DuPage Habitat for Humanity
01:05:12
Rev. Stoops: how long after your meeting with both Habitat-Thrivent did your congregation make a commitment, and in what capacity--prayers, services, funding?
Pikes Peak Habitat
01:07:16
We also have churches fundraise over 2 years so that they can create fundraising opportunities, grow congregational excitement, and they work over two years for the congregation's budget.
Glennay Jundt-HFH Council Bluffs
01:07:50
We also had some of the older churches that made quilts, provided the home dedication basket, had me visit the church on Sunday & speak & took a special offering for the build
Krista Huntley
01:08:50
Yes, is anyone having a special event on that day? If so, what is the event?
sara
01:10:16
Sara Gronholz, Community Engagement Coordinator, Douglas County MN -- thank you for the webinar...great ideas and valuable insights! Many thanks.
Helen Mitchell, DuPage Habitat for Humanity
01:10:48
THANKS GUYS!!!
Jane
01:10:48
Thanks so much - great ideas!
kpride
01:11:18
Thank you all so much.
Lowrey Moyer
01:11:25
Thank you!!
Barbara Zegiel
01:11:25
thank you
Glennay Jundt-HFH Council Bluffs
01:11:25
Thank you!