Between staff, volunteers, and mission partners, we have a lot of friends involved with Special Offerings on a daily basis. In an effort to include you in our little world, we are beginning a series introducing you to the people behind the scenes who make these offerings possible.
Meet Kate Rascoe.
Kate is a member of our new Special Offerings Leader Support Network (SOLSN). One of the first brave members blazing the trail for our Ambassador program, which trains people like YOU (hint!) to network with churches in your area, to get feedback and offer resources. For our first profile, we put Kate on the spot about her involvement with Special Offerings:
I have served three congregations as pastor. In each, I have struggled to help my congregants understand the incredible work being done by our denomination. I think the Special Offerings are a very unique way to communicate our shared mission and the real difference even the smallest congregation can make in God’s name. I have benefited greatly from the information and worship aids produced through the years. The addition of resources via social media has also been a great tool!
I know that people understand mission best when it is person. I served as a Young Adult Volunteer in 1999. Our site’s goal was to bring youth and congregations together over social and racial lines to promote peace and brotherhood in Christ. Our program would not have been possible without congregations coming together through the Special Offering Funds.
(I am a part of this because…) I want to learn more. I want to promote a better understanding and deeper appreciation for what we do together.
If you are interested in joining Kate as an Ambassador for 2015, please visit pcusa.org/SOLSN to learn more and put in a request for Sally to call you. We would love to have you on our team!