Declaring one day in the year as “Educators Appreciation Sunday;” implementing the challenge to all United Pentecostal Church of North America; based on the size of the church, honoring within the range of 10-50 educators, would be a milestone for the United Pentecostal Church organization.
This community program has the potential to add several repeat visitors, new converts and ultimately new members to churches overtime. There might be churches that are currently engaged in some form of appreciation services; however, this proposal serves to unite the entire United Pentecostal church at large for maximum impact in one day.
Let’s consider 5,000 United Pentecostal Churches across North America, showing and embracing solidarity in honor of educators. Each church based on size, would choose between 10-50 educators to be honored. This can be seen if each church honors 10 educators which would equate to 50,000 educators in one day. Likewise, with 50,000 educators attending church with families, friends and colleagues each educator bringing a minimum of 10 visitors, would equate to half a million visitors attending a United Pentecostal Church in one day.
This unprecedented day of appreciation would result in exposing half a million people to the United Pentecostal Church and the apostolic message. Moreover, 5,000 United Pentecostal churches will be exposed to their municipalities and citizens. Thereupon, granting each local assembly a pool of visitors to pursue, a percentage of frequent visitors and individuals knowing that assembly exists which would facilitate the following needs: baby dedications, funerals, weddings, hospital visitations and other personal/family needs. Consequently, over a ten year period, 5 million people will be exposed to the United Pentecostal Church and apostolic message.
Ideally, with a follow-up system in place, the church has the potential to teach more bible studies, convert souls, add to the membership overtime and introduce other programs such as afterschool, daycare and pantry program.
Illustration of the Vision
|Year||Category of Honorees||5,000 Churches||Total Honorees||
(1 Honoree inviting 10 visitors)
|2016||First Responders||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2017||Educators||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2018||Military Professionals||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2019||Fire Fighters||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2020||Medical Professionals||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2021||Entrepreneurs/Business Leaders||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2022||Outstanding Student of the Year||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2023||Transit Workers||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2024||Postal Workers||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|2025||Sanitation Workers||10 Honorees||50,000 Honorees||500,000 Visitors|
|TOTAL Over a 10 year Plan||100 Honorees||