Presentation on theme: " Thank you for hosting a CEIS fundraising event. The first 7 slides found here are suitable as a simple CEIS presentation at your event. The extra."— Presentation transcript:
Thank you for hosting a CEIS fundraising event. The first 7 slides found here are suitable as a simple CEIS presentation at your event. The extra slides are extra information – include any that you think are suitable for your audience. Please contact CEIS is you would like more specific information for your event.
CEIS exists to meet the demand for parents wanting their children to receive Christian Education at school CEIS currently provides this service in 22 schools and coordinates nearly 50 sessions per term
Current research tells us that 92% of Australian children have no connection to a church AND YET 25% of parents are saying YES when it is requested in their child’s school
What are the children saying? “I now see how much Jesus loves me and do you know, I love Him too!” “I wasn’t going to come today, but I got it! I really got it!” “Because of Jesus we can be friends with God again - forever!” “He came alive again! That’s crazy!” “It’s just like a big puzzle but now all the pieces fit together!”
Thousands of local school children are learning about GOD! And requests keep coming! You can help CEIS meet this demand by: letting parents know they can request Christian Education at their child’s school praying for CEIS volunteering in schools donating
Every $ donated helps children connect to GOD through delivery of Christian Education training for volunteers resources, staff and infrastructure coordination across schools, churches, volunteers promotion of CEIS to ACT parents & volunteers information to all parties
Today’s event is a moment for giving Choose your preferred method (NB: regular direct-debit giving is the most effective method for maintaining CEIS) Cash - in bowl + add name to receipt list Direct debit - use CEIS brochure to organise Cheque – put cheque + CEIS brochure in bowl CEIS website – now or at home Online option – now or have link ed
A simple plan can achieve solutions One event helps one school… One session helps one child… One child meets one God… One life changed… Together we can do it! "As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person." Paul Shane Spear
THANK YOU for your support Please contact the CEIS office or visit for more informationwww.ceis.org.au P: E:
EXTRA SLIDES with extra information CHOOSE ANY - ONLY IF SUITABLE FOR YOUR AUDIENCE
2012 – 2014 covered by a seeding grant CEIS costs approx $2000 per school per year CEIS seeks increased donations from churches, businesses, individuals - via events & appeals CEIS hopes 20% of budget will be met by donations from individuals 2015 – 2017 funds must be raised
36 local govt primary schools have Christian Education! 6 more schools are likely to start soon! THOUSANDS of students are exploring the gospel! YOU can impact a life by volunteering once per term! (team leader, training and resources are provided) BELCONNEN Evatt Giralang Fraser Kingsford Smith Macgregor Maribyrnong Weetangera Southern Cross NORTH/GUNGAHLIN Amaroo Black Mountain Campbell Gold Creek Harrison Majura Neville Bonner Ngunnawal North Ainslie Palmerston Franklin SOUTH/WESTON Arawang Chapman Duffy Farrer Forrest Garran Hughes Mawson Torrens Yarralumla Curtin Red Hill TUGGERANONG Caroline Chisholm Charles Conder Fadden Gordon Gowrie Isabella Plains Namadgi Wanniassa Hills Monash Taylor WHERE CAN YOU HELP?
CEIS school data as of JUNE 2014
CEIS is going & growing! PARENT: “I am so excited that this is possible in my child’s school!” PRINCIPAL: “The response from parents and children validates this service.” CEIS STAFF: “Our best response… 130 children attending because of 1 parent requesting!” VOLUNTEER: “What a privilege to be part of this ministry.”
Vision That CEIS is a respected program in all ACT government schools and has a growing, positive impact on primary aged children Mission Presenting Christian faith and values to address the spiritual needs of ACT school children
An ACT primary school child… has a 92% chance of having no connection to a church has moral foundations established by 9 has a 75% chance of leaving church once 13 will be deciding if Christian or not by age 13 might be in the average 20% of children attending Christian Education at school
CEIS wants to address the spiritual needs of children and have a growing, positive impact across Canberra. Thank you for partnering with us! ‘Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ Matthew 19:14
CEIS partners – churches, volunteers, YOU! meet School Ministry Network (SMN) once per term donate church budget & individually Church champion promote and encourage volunteer training/resources provided website pray subscribe to prayer points
Is there more specific information that you are after? If so, please contact the CEIS office and we will put a slide together for your purposes.