WHAT IS A WATCH PARTY?
A watch party is when you take the initiative to invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join you for an evening of fun and fellowship as you plan on watching the Glocal Mission 2022 GALA together either in your own home, your church, or other venues.
WHAT DOES A HOST RECEIVE?
We want to support our hosts as they support Glocal Mission. Once you sign up, we will send you the new 2022 Glocal Brochures that give a comprehensive overview of what Glocal Mission is and does. We will also send you envelopes with information on easy ways for people to pray and donate to support. We will also send the host couple (2) Glocal T-shirts.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO HOST?
Since the GALA is posted online through a YouTube video stream, it is important to have the following in place:
Solid Internet Connection (hardwired is best)
Large TV or Screen to project the video image
Audio that enables everyone to hear clearly
The GALA video link (it will be posted on the website and sent to you when you sign up)
In addition it may be helpful to plan:
Food or snacks/drinks for your guests
Comfortable seating where everyone can see and hear
Worshipful music to set the stage as people arrive
Fun activities that could be done prior or after the GALA (games, icebreakers, get to know you questions, etc.)
HOW LONG IS THE GALA?
The Gala will be around one hour in length. It will start promptly on Saturday, November 5th at 6pm (Central Time). There will be a 15-minute countdown prior to the start of the GALA so that hosts can make sure all of their audio and video feeds are working correctly.
Consider inviting people to come about 20 minutes early, and potentially staying about 20 minutes or so longer. You set the time frame that works for your guests.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR GUESTS?
Consider encouraging all your guests to watch with you, and consider prayerfully to support Glocal Mission with their time, talents, and treasures. Explain that after the GALA video is finished, you will be providing your guests with a brochure about Glocal Mission and a way to support. Welcome your guests when they arrive. Thank them for coming. Be on hand to help field questions about Glocal Mission when asked. (The brochure we send you will be helpful for sharing information). Consider sharing how you support Glocal Mission already to encourage others.
The Glocal Brochure will have a page outlining the financial needs and opportunities for the coming year. Glocal Mission is completely supported by donations of faithful supporters. The donations that are being raised through this GALA will be going to three areas of critical mission work.
SEEKING THE LOST
Community outreach events
DISCIPLING THE FOUND
Support of missional catalyst leaders in the field.
Scholarships for Seminary, Bible Institute, and GMTS training
MULTIPLYING DISCIPLE MAKERS AND PLANTING CHURCHES
Church planting ministries