Table Host 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. 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. By hosting a table, you champion the truth of God’s transformational power that brings hope to our city by mobilizing people to pray, volunteer, and give.
It is our prayer that IGNITE 2016 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 the reception where hors d’oeuvres will be served. 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 our new program, 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 2016 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 has registered (online at www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2016 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 2016 on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm. It is a night of fellowship, worship and inspiring testimoni1es from the children, families and volunteers of TCM. They will also be sharing about their new program, Spark | Purposeful Giving, giving us the opportunity to support TCM through prayer, volunteering 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/ignite2016
+ 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 vision. 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 2016?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:30pm
Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Greene Road
More info at www.torontocitymission.com/ignite2016
+ How does my guest register?
+ What is the cost to attend IGNITE 2016?
There is no ticket cost to attend or host a table at IGNITE 2016. There is no obligation to give, but everyone will be given the opportunity to pray, volunteer, give through the new Spark | Purposeful Giving program. The value of the event is $35 per person. Any donations made over $35 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 Jackie Davies or call 416-922-6223 for more information.