Rescue Sunday Toolkit
Slaying the giant of child trafficking starts with your Rescue Sunday
We are thrilled you are launching a Rescue Sunday at your church. This toolkit contains everything you need to put on an engaging, inspiring, God-honoring Rescue Sunday for your congregation. On behalf of the King and the kids, thank you for joining us in rescuing precious children and empowering them to live their God-preferred destinies.
If you have any questions throughout your Rescue Sunday process, contact us at [email protected]
CHOOSE THE DATE OF YOUR RESCUE SUNDAY
DECIDE HOW YOU WANT YOUR CHURCH TO RESCUE
Option 1 – Rescue Partner Sign Ups
Encourage your congregants to sign up to be rescue partners.
Rescue Partners provide vital funds to help rescue children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation and empower them to stay free. This crucial support is what allows us to continue rescuing kids out of nightmare realities and help restore God’s preferred destiny in their lives.
PROMOTE YOUR RESCUE SUNDAY
Let your congregation know when your Rescue Sunday is taking place so they can be prayerful as the day approaches and learn more about Destiny Rescue in advance if desired.
Use these slides during your Sunday morning services as you anticipate your upcoming Rescue Sunday
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PREPARE FOR / LAUNCH YOUR RESCUE SUNDAY
Rescue Sunday is designed in such a way that any worship gathering can be a Rescue Sunday. The steps below outline one way you can order and craft the message portion of the service.
Utilize the materials and reorder as desired to best serve your congregation.
Download the presentation slide deck
We have created a slide deck for you to utilize for your Rescue Sunday message, including a themed, blank slide for you to add your own content as you craft your message. Adjust the order and utilize the slides as desired!
Download the videos
This link leads to all of the videos you will need for your service! The steps below clearly outline when to play each video.
1. Opening Video
Introduce Destiny Rescue through an inspiring video about the vision.
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2 . Define the problem
Introduce your church to the issue of child sex trafficking. Give a brief, big picture look at the issue using a few statistics.
Click to download stat sheet
3. Share the broken part of a survivor’s story
Give a name to the statistics. Share the tragic part of a child’s story to show the harsh reality of this issue.
Click to download story options
4. Communicate YOUR why
Sharing your heart and why you are passionate about the issue will set the tone for your message.
5. Introduce the work of Destiny Rescue
Explain the heart and mission of Destiny Rescue.
Click to download a written description
6. Share God’s heart through Scripture
Deliver your sermon and share what God says about injustice.
Click to download a full sermon example you can utilize (example also lays out one way you could combine the various steps)
7. Share a survivor’s restoration story
With the focus on rescue and redemption, show the hope that comes through rescue and sharing the Gospel with survivors.
Click to download story options (recommended to finish the story you shared for the “broken story” step!)
8. Present the call to action (CTA)
Empower your congregants to take action to set children free. Ask your church to join the fight as you see fit.
Click to download a CTA script
SEND IN YOUR DONATION
IF YOU DID A RESCUE A CHILD OFFERING
Send in or deliver your donation to the below address or donate your offering online (make sure to choose “Give as a church”)
IF YOU DID RESCUE PARTNER SIGN UPS
Send in or deliver your Rescue Partner forms to the below address.
CELEBRATE THE IMPACT OF YOUR RESCUE SUNDAY
Lives will be forever changed because your church joined the fight
- Announce the total impact the following Sunday (and consider playing one of these inspirational, short videos as a reminder of the tangible impact!)
- Share images and video clips from the day on your social media (make sure to tag us and use these hashtags: #destinyrescue #rescuesunday #churchrisesup )
Thank you for sharing God’s heart for this injustice and activating the faith of your church to bring rescue
Because of your church, we know more kids will be rescued, cared for and empowered to live out their God-given destinies. May God bless you and your church as you continue to engage in bringing light to the darkness.
On behalf of the King and the kids – thank you!
We would love to continue to engage with your church!
Below are ways you can continue to fight for kids and their God-preferred Destinies
Pray unceasingly for the kids you helped rescue. Pray for their recovery and that they would know Jesus Christ as their Savior!
You may have congregants who may want to continue helping raise funds and awareness with their God-given talents and passions.
Click to learn more
Inspire the students of your church to join the RescueOp1/20 movement. Kids freeing kids, one 20 dollar bill at a time.
Click to learn more