Spark Ambassador Resources
Thank you for taking this step of faith! We are so grateful for your partnership as you join us in sparking hope in our city. As a Spark Ambassador you champion the truth of God’s transformational power that brings hope to our city by mobilizing people to pray, volunteer, and give. Hosting a table is one of the most meaningful ways that you can be directly involved in children and families impacted by poverty lead transformed lives.
It is our prayer that IGNITE 2018 will truly be an evening of inspiration for you and your guests.
If at any time you have questions, require assistance, or desire encouragement, please feel free to be in touch.
NOTE: Please ensure that your guests are registered in advance of the event.
+ What to expect
Your guests will enjoy fellowship together during a buffet reception. Following the fellowship time, you will experience an inspiring program. Together we will enjoy a time of worship and be touched by inspiring testimonies. There will be an opportunity to learn how you can help build a community of TCM supporters through Spark | Purposeful Giving.
+ Who should I invite?
We are all connected to others with opportunity to influence and encourage. Begin prayerfully, asking God to direct and bless your efforts. Your job is simply to extend the invitation and allow God to use the experience of IGNITE 2018 to mobilize others to get involved in His kingdom work.
You are welcome to invite anyone who you believe would be encouraged to hear about God’s transformational power in the lives of children and families impacted by poverty. Children cannot be accommodated.
+ What if I have more/less than 8 people at my table?
A table seats you and 7 other guests. We will reserve a place for every guest who is registered (online at www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2018 or by phone at 416-922-6223. You are welcome to confirm as many guests as you would like! If your group has less than 8 people, it will be combined with another group. Additional guests will be seated with another group.
Please ensure that your guests are registered in advance of the event.
+ Sample Invitation Template
As you may know, I have been supporting Toronto City Mission for some time now and it has been a great experience learning about what they do. I would like to invite you to IGNITE 2018 on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30pm. It is a night of fellowship, worship and inspiring testimonies from the children, families and volunteers of TCM. They will also be sharing about Spark | Purposeful Giving, giving us the opportunity to support TCM through prayer, volunteering, and/or finanicial gifts. There is no cost to attend. I am hosting a table and would love for you to be seated at my table.
Check out the event webpage here and let me know if you can come! www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2018
+ Helpful hints?
1. Make a personal connection. Over the years, we have consistently observed that the majority of guests choose to attend because they were personally invited by their host.
2. Start early. We all have busy lives and full schedules. The key is to start extending the invitation early so that your guests can put the date in their calendars well in advance.
3. Share your own story. As you extend the invitation, your guests will appreciate hearing why helping families discover Jesus is important to you.
4. Follow up. Your guest may need to check their calendar or talk with their spouse before responding to your invitation. Give them time, and follow up soon after. A reminder that you are awaiting their RSVP is quite helpful.
+ When and where is IGNITE 2018?
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:30pm Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Greene Road More info at www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2018
+ How does my guest register?
Online: www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2018 Phone: 416-922-6223
+ What is the cost to attend IGNITE 2018?
There is no ticket cost to attend or host a table at IGNITE 2018. There is no obligation to give, but everyone will be given the opportunity to pray, volunteer, give through Spark | Purposeful Giving program. The value of the event is $40 per person. Any donations made over $40 will be receipted for the remaining amount as per CRA policies
+ What if someone cannot attend, but wishes to be a Spark?
Options for gifts of securities are also available. Please email Melat Hailu or call 416-922-6223 x106 for more information.