Do we have to wear name tags?

Name tags – you either love them or you hate them! Often a group reaches a point and wonders, is it safe to put away the name tags? We all know each other, right? I was once a part of a Bible study that for weeks had faithfully set out name tags at each meeting. (Yes!!) Then one week, without warning, they just disappeared. I’m sure the coordinator thought that by then we were all familiar with each other. Since we were closer to the … [Read more...]

Tip 29 – Creating Expectations and Setting Precedence

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! Prepare to get your toes stepped on today! We're going to take a close look a the expectations and precedence we set in our ministries. Often without meaning to! The decisions we make as a team don’t just impact the event or activity we are working on, they have the potential to affect future women’s ministry events and activities. If you give out generous door prizes ($25 gift cards or … [Read more...]

Tip 20 – Not enough bathrooms!

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! Tip 20 provides a solution to the all-too-common problem at women’s ministry events of not having enough bathrooms. Whether you're part of a big church or a small church, anytime you have a good-sized women’s ministry event you face a shortage of bathroom stalls. The next time you have a scheduled break at your event, rest easier knowing everyone will be able to return in a timely manner … [Read more...]

Tip 8 – Where do I go?

Welcome to 31 Women's Ministry Tips! Tip 8 is all about making sure every woman knows were to go. We need to expect and anticipate that new women will be in attendance at our women’s ministry events. We need to make sure we don’t leave the new girl wondering where to go. Hopefully you’re already hanging signs on the entrance doors. Most churches have more than one door and more than one building. Even when we think it’s … [Read more...]

Tip 2 – Small Touches

Welcome to 31 Days of Women’s Ministry Tips! What they say is true, small touches make a big impact. Tip #2 is an inexpensive idea for spoiling your women. In addition to the room for the main event most of your women will make a trip to the bathroom. For most of our big events we’ve taken the time to place a small vase of flowers and a bottle of scented hand soap in our bathrooms. It’s a small touch, but one that your women … [Read more...]

What the New Girl Needs

We’ve moved twice within the past three years. Not just down the road, but 10 hours west and 2 states away. And then 8 hours back east. We’ve had the opportunity not just to visit several churches, but to try to get plugged in once we’ve found our new church homes. Back when we moved to Kentucky one of the pastor’s wives invited me to my first event at the much bigger, main campus. I didn’t even know where to park or which door to enter. I … [Read more...]

How to Alienate Visitors

  How to Alienate Visitors Forgo name tags. Skip the icebreaker. Allow them to sit by themselves. Reference Biblical characters and “well-known” Bible verses. … [Read more...]

Five Essential Items for Your Speaker’s Welcome Bag

There are lots of things you can bless your speaker with upon her arrival. She may need a local map. She might appreciate a restaurant gift card or a local specialty (such as candied pecans). Chocolate is almost always appreciated. Whether your speaker is a church member or has flown in from across the country, each one will appreciate these five things even if you give them nothing else. (And honestly, your speakers don't expect … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Name Tags

In my post "Why Name Tags are Important", I strongly suggest using name tags at every women's ministry event. While name tags can be as simple as a white sticker or those "hello my name is" badges, I encourage you to get creative. Creative uses for name tags include: Décor - Carry the theme of the event onto your name tags. Door prizes - Place a sticker or colored dot on the back side of the name tags and ask the women to take a … [Read more...]

Why Name Tags are Important

Please note this post contains affiliate links. You won't pay a penny more, but I may receive a small commission which helps to support this blog. I recently attended a large outreach event and noticed neither the team or the participants had name tags. Name tags and directional signs are near the tip-top of my checklist for Event Day. Why name tags are important: Assist with name recall (for brain fog, lack of sleep, or memory … [Read more...]