13 Ideas for Sprinkling Your Event with Christmas Music and an Amy Grant Giveaway!

Like sprinkles on a Christmas cookie, Christmas music adds that something extra-special to every Christmas event. I’ve got some out-of-the-box, beyond-background-music ideas to share with you today and a giveaway at the bottom of this post that you won’t want to miss! Let’s get busy and add some sprinkles! 13 Ideas for Sprinkling Your Next Event with Christmas Music Please note affiliate links follow. Any purchase you may make is greatly … [Read more...]

Christmas Version: What’s on ur phone?

Last week I shared a brand new, created just-for-you, icebreaker called "What's on ur phone?". I thought it would be fun to come up with a Christmas version too! Christmas icebreakers are a must for any Christmas fellowship you may be planning for your women's ministry team, Bible study, small group, or Youth. This game is bound to bring about laughter and fun as women scramble to locate Christmas songs, Christmas-related photos, texts … [Read more...]

Icebreaker Game: What’s on ur phone?

Back in the day there was an icebreaker game called “What’s in your purse?” It was a fun game but it no longer works at most women’s ministry events. Have you noticed? A lot of your women aren’t carrying purses anymore. Now that phone cases can hold credit cards many women have left their pocketbooks at home. Times are a changin’ and we’ve got to adapt! That’s why I’ve created the “What’s on ur phone?” icebreaker game. (Side note: For … [Read more...]

The Solution to Your Retreat Planning Struggles

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” While no doubt Charles Dickens wasn’t referring to women’s ministry retreats, many of us would borrow those words to describe our retreat and retreat planning experience. The best of times being: That something special that happens when a group of women travel together, break bread together, and spend concentrated time together worshiping the Lord and digging into God’s Word. … [Read more...]

To Vote or Not to Vote (on women’s ministry business)

How do you strike the balance of making sure every team member has a say and empowering your team members to make decisions? I’ve sat on a team where there were no clear roles or responsibilities. Every decision was open for debate because it was everyone’s responsibility. Our meetings were often filled with tension as pro’s and con’s were weighed. Since everyone was in charge, everyone had a say. Some of our discussions were very … [Read more...]

60 Service Project Ideas

Does your mind sometimes draw a blank when your team sits down to discuss possible service project ideas? I know mine does! Or maybe you feel stuck in a rut doing the same service projects over and over again. Whether you’re stuck or not sure where to start I’m here to help! I’ve got a whole list of service project ideas that are bound to inspire your team! Can I just issue a small caution? Please don’t feel the pressure to choose one … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Team Meeting Pet Peeves

I need to apologize, the list that follows is probably going to come across a bit critical. You may view it as a list of complaints. I’ve thought about trying to re-write the whole piece from a positive angle. “10 Things I Love about Well-Run Team Meetings” or something like that. And while that may come across a whole lot nicer, sometimes we need the “truth in love” version. So I’m #sorrynotsorry. Some of you need a firm, yet loving, … [Read more...]

10 Ideas for Ministry Appreciation Month

Did you know that October is Ministry Appreciation Month? I’ll admit, it’s not one I have marked on my calendar, but I should. Thank goodness it’s not too late to show some appreciation! Who is God asking you to encourage this month? Pastor Associate Pastor Music Director Children’s Minister Student/Youth Pastor Church Secretary Church Treasurer Deacon/Deaconess or Elder Women’s Ministry Team Publications … [Read more...]

Is your event budget realistic?

Perhaps you can relate to our recent budget dilemma… Our women’s ministry team has been working through the initial plans for our next retreat. Often, over the past several years, the team has been blessed by church members that have provided their vacation home for free so that only one home needed to be rented. God has provided in multiple ways over the years that has allowed the team to keep the retreat costs minimal. Last year the … [Read more...]