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My Hope America - Preparation Timeline

Below is a timeline for significant events in the lead-up to the My Hope initiative this fall.


October 6

  • Recruit a My Hope Coordinator and Prayer Coordinator
  • Register and provide online training for coordinators at
  • Order brochures and Matthew Packets from or see your regional missionary
  • Recruit other ministries to participate such as student ministries, college ministries, and women and men's ministries.

Worship Service suggestions:

October 13

Worship Service suggestions:

  • Preach on the Power of ONE: Paralytic. Mark 2:1-12.
  • Testimony: My Hope Coordinator
  • Show Video: "The 5 Looks" DVD Resource (pastor's packet): Training Presentation/Promotional

October 20 - MATTHEW  SUNDAY

Worship Service suggestions:

  • Preach on the Power of ONE: Matthew. Matthew 9:9-13
  • Testimony: Prayer Coordinator
  • Show Video: "My Hope Explained" DVD Resource (pastor's packet): Training Presentation/Promotional
  • Utilize ONE Initiative

Enlist Matthews

  • Provide 2-3 hour training for Matthews who are interested in participating Sunday night.
  • DVD Resources: Matthew Video Resources and Training Presentation

October 27

  • Commit to a day of prayer along with other sbcv churches.

October 6 – November 3

  • Each Sunday, pastor holds up his "Top Ten" list and has everyone in church pray for those on their list.
  • Matthews build relationships with "Top Ten" and practice five "Looks".
  • Gather in your target community and pray.
  • Meet weekly with Matthews for training, prayer, and encouragement.


  • November 3 - Dedication Sunday. Matthews are commissioned and prayed over in worship.
  • November 3-9 - Matthews and pastor host their party or Operation Christmas Child "Packing Party".
  • November 8 -Youth Lock-in
  • November 10 - Celebration Sunday. Allow Matthews to share about their experience.
  • November 10-23 - Matthews follow up with participants as well as pastor
  • November 24 - Harvest Sunday and Special Baptism service