Tip 24 – Shop the Home Improvement Store

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! I love the challenge of shopping for Women’s Ministry supplies on a tight budget. Most of our events are break-even events. We need to balance the cost of the event with the amount we charge for the event. With a desire to keep costs for our women as low as possible each budget line item is kept to a minimum. One way to keep your decorating costs low is to shop at your local home … [Read more...]

The Raffle Basket Project

I am excited to introduce you to another Women's Ministry Leader today - Roberta Dunnicliff has a great Raffle Basket Project to share with you! I love how many women come together to make this project a big success!  I would guess many Women's Ministries have tried this money making idea but I am so proud of how successful our raffle basket projects have become. We use our earnings (approximately $4,000 a year) for a high school … [Read more...]

Shopping for Women’s Ministry Supplies – Part 2

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. Your support is appreciated! Any purchase you make allows me to continue to give away free resources to women's ministry leaders. Today I'm going to highlight my favorite on-line shopping sites for Women's Ministry supplies. If you missed it, be sure to go back and check out Shopping for Women's Ministry Supplies Part 1 (Brick and Mortar Stores). My favorite online sites: Amazon … [Read more...]

Shopping for Women’s Ministry Supplies – Part 1

I admit I love to shop and I love searching for great deals year-round. I'm always on the lookout for supplies for future Women's Ministry events. When I spy a great deal I grab them and stash them away for later use. I've spent years building up supply closets filled with reusable decorative items. I've kept a tub filled with door prize and gift items (almost all found on clearance). Savvy shopping and planning ahead has allowed … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Whether or not your ministry is blessed with a budget, we are all called to be good stewards of the funds we are given and collect. Over the years I've honed my savvy shopping skills and use them to stretch our Women's Ministry budget as best I can. Here are 10 ways you can stretch your team's budget: Shop year-round – grab those clearance items in January for your Christmas fellowship. Red Christmas plates, napkins and table cloths can … [Read more...]