This is a great way to raise money and also gather prayer warriors for your student ministry.
Announce to the church that you are seeking XX number of people to pray for the student ministry in general and help by not only praying but for each individual to support the student ministry by giving 5 dollars a month. Couples could sign up for 10 dollars a month. Keep a record of all who sign-up… youth can also be on this list. Each month send out a list of prayer needs for the student ministry and a list of answered prayers.
This can be a phenomenal fund raiser as it doesn’t hit anybody too hard in their pocket book but it really adds up over time. Most churches would be able to find at least 50 people to join Prayer Partners. If you do and all 50 give their 5 dollars then you will end up with $250 per month. and $3,000 at the end of the year. 100 people (The Century Club) would earn your student ministry $6,000 per year. Its actually pretty incredible. You meet two needs that most student ministries have…money and prayer. And if you don’t have a need for money, then a prayer group that simply prays is a great idea too. Hope this helps you out, it has been a headache free fundraiser for us and it continues year after year and the club only gets larger every year.