24th Annual Gift of Hope Concert

Featuring

CONSUMED BY FIRE

with special guest Seph Schlueter

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:00pm

St. Michael Catholic Church

1600 S Marion Road, Sioux Falls, SD

ABOUT CONSUMED BY FIRE

No strangers to the road life, up-and-coming Contemporary Christian Music band, Consumed By Fire, are living out the name of their band in a brand-new way. Comprised of Caleb Ward (lead vocals), Jordan Ward (harmonies/percussion), and Josh Ward (guitar/harmonies), the three brothers from Oklahoma are living out God’s calling for their lives, to share God’s grace far and wide through music. “If it wasn’t this form of ministry, if it wasn’t music, it would just be something else. Ministry is what we were born to do,” Caleb says. The band’s sound, heavily influenced by the music they grew up on, is thanks in part to their father’s eclectic taste. Filled with honest truths and the band’s honed musicality, “First Things First,” the band’s current radio single, is evidence of Consumed By Fire’s family bond and the unconditional love of both their earthly and heavenly fathers. As their single climbs up the radio charts, the band is already receiving media attention with spotlights from KLove and Air1 Radio, praising the band for their “deft lyricism and tight harmonies.” With new music on the horizon as well as upcoming tour dates, the band is ready for a new, exciting year of music.

ABOUT SEPH SCHLUETER

Seph Schlueter is an emerging artist whose life was transformed by Jesus and who wants to help others experience the same. Having spent the last seven years of His life as a missionary, Seph is passionate about writing songs that move people and creating opportunities for people to encounter God. In early 2023, Seph signed with Provident Entertainment/Sony Music and is currently working on his first project coming out in the Spring of 2024. 

Seph has released five songs that have garnered over 40 million streams and video views combined. His debut single, “Counting My Blessings”, released in July of 2023 with Provident Entertainment/Sony Music, has over 300 million short form video views and 700,000 Instagram reels and TikTok video uses. Seph has opened for Grammy award-winning artists, lead worship at events throughout the country, and has been featured on multiple national news platforms.

Additionally, as part of his mission work, Seph started the worship collective “Damascus Worship” and has pioneered the release of their first two albums, which he is featured on, and currently serves as the “Worship Director” at the missionary organization “Damascus.”

ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY

THE LOURDES CENTER

The Lourdes Center (formerly known as Catholic Family Services) was established in 1961 by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.  Over the past 60+ years, their programs have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of the people they serve.

Over the past year, The Lourdes Center has experienced exponential growth with a 27% increase in counseling services alone, not to mention the growth of adding two weekend retreats, offering over 20 parish and school presentations and the record numbers involved in expanding programming.

Additionally, they have partnered with schools (Bishop O’Gorman) and Newman Centers (SDSU) as outreach locations.  Because the demand for services has outweighed their capacity to respond, they are hiring additional staff to meet these needs. 

Along with their existing grief support, healing retreats, education and one-on-one services, they are hoping to add support for hurting marriages, individuals experiencing same sex attraction, and those struggling with pornography. 

The success of this Gift of Hope event is so important to The Lourdes Center to allow them to grow their financial resources to meet their immense needs by adding staff, programs and space to accommodate the demands. 

All proceeds from sponsorships, ticket sales, and the sale of candles will benefit the Gift of Hope Fund. Through this fund, The Lourdes Center is able to offer programs that support human flourishing in times of grief, uncertainty or transition. 

SPONSORSHIP, eTICKETS, & DONATIONS

ONLINE

Sponsorships, eTickets, Candles, or Donate online through our secure platform.

PRINT

Download the PDF form and return it in person or mail it to the Foundation office. (coming soon)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Preferred reserved section of Patron tickets (20).
  • General admission tickets (20) (number to be mutually determined).
  • Four private meet and greet passes (based on performer’s availability).
  • Full-page, 4-color ad (5” W x 7.5” H) in the event program. 
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert highlighting your “presenting” sponsorship.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen
  • Corporate logo included with all advertising as a sponsor of the concert:
    • Ticket Website
    • Posters
    • Fliers
    • Event Program  
    • Newspaper ads 
    • Television promotions
    • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
    • Prominent social media exposure, including logo and link to your company website.
  • Preferred reserved section of Patron tickets (15).
  • Two private meet and greet passes (based on performer’s availability).
  • 4-color logo in the event program.
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen.
  • Corporate logo included as a sponsor of the concert on:
    • Ticket Website
    • Event Program  
    • Event Flier
    • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
    • Social media exposure, including logo and link to your company website.
  • Preferred reserved concert seating tickets (10).
  • 4-color logo in the event program.
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert acknowledging your sponsorship. 
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen.
  • Corporate logo included as a sponsor.
  • Event Program
  • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
  • Social media exposure, including logo.
  • Preferred reserved seating Patron tickets (5).
  • Prominent listing in the event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Social media exposure.
  • Preferred seating concert tickets (3).
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.
  • Preferred seating concert tickets (2).
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and The Lourdes Center Board Members immediately following the performance.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, NEED MORE INFORMATION, OR WANT TO BE A PART OF THE GIFT OF HOPE COMMITTEE?

Call 605.988.3765 or email events@ccfesd.org.

THE LOURDES CENTER'S IMPACT

2023 PHOTOS

THANK YOU TO OUR
2023 SPONSORS