“SEED, SCATTERED AND SOWN: Reaching Beyond this Generation” is the mission resourcing campaign of the Virlina District now through 2020. Its purpose is to underwrite specific mission projects of the district and camp. These include the children, youth and young adult work of the district; grants to smaller congregations for building improvements; efforts to call set-apart leadership for the ministry; assisting multi-cultural and ethnic new church development; an RV village, road improvements, and other projects at Camp Bethel.
As of October 25, 2016, this effort has attained 184 pledges which total $359,109 toward our victory goal of $750,000. We have received $149,323 toward the fulfillment of these pledges. Lead Gift visitation is now underway in parts of the district. We anticipate beginning the congregational phase in spring 2017.
Based upon the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13: 3-9, 18-23) and with allusion to the well-known hymn, “Seed, scattered and sown” (Dan Feiten, Hymnal: A Worship Book, 1992, #454), the theme reflects the broadcasting of God’s grace and mercy to all persons. We seek to develop resources to fulfill Virlina District’s commitment to ministry with our children, youth and young adults; to initiate and continue our new church development and assistance to our smaller, struggling congregations; to encourage development of set-apart ministerial leadership and to provide necessary enhancements to fulfill Camp Bethel’s future potential.
The Seed, Scattered and Sowncampaign and our Victory Goal of $750,000 was approved by the 2011 Virlina District Conference. Our Challenge Goal of $1,000,000 was approved by the 2014 Virlina District Board.
Through varied sources of funding now through 2020, our Victory Goal is $750,000 and our Challenge Goal is $1,000,000. The "Seed, Scattered and Sown: Reaching Beyond This Generation" campaign and our Victory Goal was approved by the delegates of the 2011 Virlina District Conference. Our Challenge Goal was approved by the 2014 Virlina District Board. PLEASE GIVE TOWARD OUR CAMPAIGN.