ASP Spirit Week

The “Right Where You Are” Challenge

Sunday: Connect

Whether you’ve volunteered, donated, or partnered with ASP this summer or years ago– remember the impact serving with ASP had on you. CONNECT to ASP’s mission and vision, created and founded by Tex Evans 51 years ago.

 

How can you CONNECT today?

 

  • Call or send a note to a family you’ve served in Central Appalachia

 

  • Pray for families ASP hasn’t been able to serve

 

  • Read ASP’s Theme Verse for 2020 (Philippians 1:6) and learn about how our theme “Complete, but Not Finished” will guide our work in 2020 on our blog 

 

  • Speak about your ASP experience in your Sunday worship service

 

  • CONNECT with at least 1 new person about serving with ASP in 2020

 

 

Monday: Raise

ASP is a grace ministry; home-repair and replacement are provided free to homeowners. Each year we must RAISE the funds to accomplish our mission. Join us today by making a personal gift or starting an online fundraiser to raise at least $100 this week.

 

 

How can you RAISE today?

 

 

 

  • Host a dinner/event to raise funds & volunteers

 

  • Challenge a friend, family member, or colleague to match your fundraising efforts this week

 

 

  • Raise ASP volunteers up in prayer that their hands be guided, precise and safe as they complete home repair projects this fall

 

  • Consider sponsoring a new replacement home for a family in need. Together with your group, RAISE $25,000 by Christmas to give a family the gift of a new home in 2020. Learn more about our New Build Program here, and contact a member of ASP’s Advancement team to learn more about making this gift.

 

 

 

TODAY is Tex Evans’ birthday. Take a moment to honor Tex, the legacy he left, and the lasting impact his life continues to have on this region.

Tuesday: Invite

You have been transformed by ASP in some way over the years. INVITE someone new into the ASP family! Reach out and tell a friend, colleague, neighbor, community leader, or family member about your connection to ASP. A personal invitation goes a long way.

 

 

How can you INVITE today?

 

  • Invite someone new to serve on your next ASP trip

 

 

  • Invite your current ASP group to bring an all-adult trip this fall or spring

 

 

Wednesday: Share

SHARE ASP with your world! Post on social media, send an email, write a letter, host a meal, talk to a stranger, and SHARE why you support this ministry. Use the hashtag #ASPSpiritWeek on social media—SHARE the fun!

 

 

How can you SHARE today?

 

  • Tell a friend about ASP’s mission & why you support Central Appalachian families

 

  • Wear ASP gear to work or school today & post a photo #ASPSpiritWeek

 

  • Shop our online sale today! Every time you wear an ASP item, you are sharing our ministry with all those who see you. 20% off journals, hats, sunglasses and straps, and theme shirts! Use the code ‘spiritweek’ at checkout!

 

  • Share your Facebook fundraiser you started on Monday, update your followers on your goal, and tell others why you are supporting ASP this week

 

Thursday: Serve

Join us in service today, or support others who serve. SERVE someone in honor of Tex Evans. Volunteer with a local organization, perform a random act of kindness, or sponsor an ASP volunteer group.

 

 

How can you SERVE today?

 

 

  • Perform a random act of kindness in the spirit of ASP’s good works

 

  • Consider serving with one of ASP’s additional programs:
    • Summer Program, targeting mainly high school groups with adult leaders
    • Junior High and Middle School (JAM) Program, for youth having completed 6-9th grades and their adult leaders
    • Junior and Senior Hybrid Program, for smaller groups who need one mission experience for all of their youth, completed grades 6-12th
    • College Program, for college students and faculty looking for an Alternative Break opportunity during fall, winter or spring break
    • Year-Round Program, targeting all-adult groups, college students, youth on break, and others for custom-length trips in our off-season
    • Helping Hands, for skilled, individual volunteers who can help low-skilled groups and assist staff throughout the year
    • ASP Ambassadors, a group of dedicated supporters who help spread the word about ASP all year long

 

 

  • Post on your social media and tell people “why I serve

Friday: Respond

RESPOND today! Let us know how you supported ASP this week for a chance to win some ASP swag! And also…give your fundraiser one last push, invite one more person, and share one more time.

 

 

How can you RESPOND today?

 

 

  • Pray for a family’s home repair project

 

 

Celebrate with us– in your place, in your way

 

The fall is a busy time at ASP as we raise funds, recruit volunteers, hire staff, and prepare for another year of serving Central Appalachian families in 2020.

 

Did you know that Monday, September 23rd, is the birthday of our founder, the late Rev. Glenn “Tex” Evans? One of Tex’s core beliefs, which continues to guide our work today, is “We accept people right where they are, just the way they are.”

 

Let’s join together “right where you are” in celebrating ASP and honoring Tex’s birthday and incredible legacy from Sunday, September 22 to Friday, September 27.

 

We may be spread across the country, but that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating as one ASP family! We challenge you to CONNECT, RAISE, INVITE, SHARE, SERVE, and RESPOND.

 

And at the end of #ASPSpiritWeek, tell us how you celebrated and enter to win ASP swag by clicking the “Friday” tab at the top of this page.

 

 

Come along with us! Details for each day are on this page, so look around and let’s show your ASP spirit!

ASP Spirit Week Days

Sunday: Connect

Whether you’ve volunteered, donated, or partnered with ASP this summer or years ago– remember the impact serving with ASP had on you. CONNECT to ASP’s mission and vision, created and founded by Tex Evans 51 years ago.

Monday: Raise

ASP is a grace ministry; home-repair and replacement are provided free to homeowners. Each year we must RAISE the funds to accomplish our mission. Join us today by making a personal gift or starting an online fundraiser to raise at least $100 this week.

Tuesday: Invite

You have been transformed by ASP in some way over the years. INVITE someone new into the ASP family! Reach out and tell a friend, colleague, neighbor, community leader, or family member about your connection to ASP. A personal invitation goes a long way.

Wednesday: Share

SHARE ASP with your world! Post on social media, send an email, write a letter, host a meal, talk to a stranger, and SHARE why you support this ministry. Use the hashtag #ASPSpiritWeek on social media—SHARE the fun!

Thursday: Serve

Join us in service today, or support others who serve. SERVE someone in honor of Tex Evans. Volunteer with a local organization, perform a random act of kindness, or sponsor an ASP volunteer group.

Friday: Respond

RESPOND today! Let us know how you supported ASP this week for a chance to win some ASP swag! And also…give your fundraiser one last push, invite one more person, and share one more time.

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