Big things are happening once again at Run for the Call! First, we want to introduce our brand new Facebook page! Please go on over and “Like” the page and stay up to date on all the great stuff Run for the Call is doing and supporting. We have begun listing many area races we are encouraging our members to support and will continue to put upcoming news and events including our current Run-a-Thon campaign (more on that in another post)!
Secondly, we are introducing a brand new partnership level called Ambassadors. As a rule, ambassadors are willing to represent a group to people who have never heard of the group before (and evangelize those who have) and RFTC’s ambassadors will not be different. These special volunteers are willing to help us spread the good news that we are all called by God with a special purpose; that we should be willing to chase after that vocation with great vigor. Our RFTC Ambassors will help us reach out and find new members on four different levels: (1) prayer partners – those who dedicate to pray at least once a week for Run for the Call, (2) running partners – those who will dedicate themselves to training and running in one of the Flying Pig races or other upcoming road race, (3) funding partners – those who dedicate some of the treasure given to them by God for the direct support of seminarians in formation, or (4) volunteer partners – those who will give of their time and talent during Flying Pig weekend or at one of our RFTC sponsored events/fundraiser (and any combination of those four!). Finally, these special volunteers, like all ambassadors will stay in close communication with the Run for the Call leadership so as to help us spread a strong consistent message far and wide and help the leadership receive good feedback from our members and potential members. You don’t have to be a runner to be an ambassador, you don’t have to be available during Flying Pig Weekend to be an ambassador, you just have to be committed to fostering a vocation-oriented culture and to supporting our seminarians as they continue their formation to become, by the grace of God, our next Catholic priests.
We need some of those ambassadors to step up this week! So, please take this to prayer and consider how God is calling you to participate in the Run for the Call team this year. Then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know, “I want to be an Ambassador!”