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Forms & Surveys October 5, 2014

Tip 5 – Childcare Forms (Free Printable)

Welcome to 31 Women’s Ministry Tips!

Tip #5 is a Childcare Form.

Women's Ministry Tip 5 - Childcare Forms (Free Printable)

Childcare is critical for many of the moms in your church and community. Without it they are unable to attend Women’s Ministry events.

Comfortable moms and comfortable kids are more likely to return.

One way to make them comfortable is to collect information about:

  • Allergies
  • Naptimes
  • Pacifier Use
  • Feeding Schedules

Our team created this form several years back to use for our daytime Bible studies. It was modeled after a form our nursery workers were already using on Sunday mornings. We also used a variation for our MOPS groups.

Free Printable Childcare Form from Women's Ministry Toolbox

I’ve included a copy of it for you to download. Just click the link below.

Childcare Form

You have my permission to copy it for church or personal use. No need to ask!

Your turn to share: What other information do you collect? 

Be sure to check out all 31 Women’s Ministry tips at:

31 Days of Women's Ministry Tips

 

Free Printables, Mission Projects June 6, 2014

The Sonshine Box

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I really wanted to send more than just a card to encourage her during her recovery.

During one of my (almost) daily visits to Pinterest, I noticed the idea to send a box sunshine – an assortment of yellow goodies.

What is more cheerful and sunny then a box of yellow treats?!

The Sonshine Box - Send a box of encouragement! Post includes free printable verses.

I filled it with mostly silly items: yellow toe socks, sparkly (sort of tacky) yellow bracelet, yellow candy, yellow nail polish, an assortment of yellow polka dot party goods (in hopes she’d soon have something to celebrate), etc. She re-named it the “Sonshine box”. Of course!!

And so the Sonshine box was born!

I’m now on a mission to gather lots of yellow goodies knowing that many others in my circle could use a box of Sonshine.

Who might need a box of Sonshine:

  • Woman going through a divorce
  • Widow
  • Mom struggling with newborn/post-partum depression
  • Anyone undergoing treatments for cancer
  • One suffering from a long-term illness

Really anyone in a difficult circumstance would benefit from a box.

Yellow ideas for your box:

  • Flip-flops
  • Toe socks
  • Candy
  • Nail polish
  • Notecards
  • Journal
  • Note pads
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Pens
  • Leis
  • Body Pouf
  • Flower Seeds
  • Lotion
  • Lemonade
  • Lemon Tea
  • Yellow scripture verses (see below!)

Ideas for your Sonshine box.

Shopping tips:

  • Browse your local Dollar Tree (Dollar Store, Mighty Dollar, etc.)
  • Check the dollar section of Target
  • Arts & Crafts stores, such as Michaels and AC Moore, often have baskets of goodies
  • Stock up when you find things on clearance

Scripture Verses:

I’ve created 4 sets of notes for your boxes – each one includes a different verse of encouragement. Feel free to print them all, mix and match, or just use one set.

Free printable verses for Sonshine boxes from Women's Ministry Toolbox.

I took one verse and placed it in a 4×6 frame from Hobby Lobby. You could also laminate them and put a magnet on back.

Click the link to open the free PDF file.

corner sun sonshine set
orange rays sonshine set
yellow white sonshine set
orange waves sonshine set

There are so many ways you could utilize this idea in your Women’s Ministry.

  1. Plan an evening where you assemble boxes to send out (homebound members, college students, names submitted).
  2. Add this to the tasks of your Care Committee.
  3. Create a submission process for the women of your church to request a box for another woman.
  4. Collect donations from your church for the boxes (lessening the budget burden).
  5. Create a Sonshine Bag, instead of a box, and personally deliver them (along the lines of Blessing Bags)

Whether you take this on as a team project or a personal mission, spreading a little Sonshine is a great way for us to show love to one another.

 

 

 

Free Printables, Gifts & Favors, Verses May 9, 2014

Encouraging Verse – Free Printable

Looking for a verse of encouragement that you can print and share with your Women’s Ministry team?

Encouraging Verse - Free Printable of Col 1:10-11

This is a free printable of Colossians 1:10-11 ” So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.”

It is for you to use – either for church or personal use only.
(Please do not sell this print in any format – thanks!)

Preview of Printable Verse of Encouragement

There are two sizes – 8×10 and 4×6 (two per page, shown in preview above).

Just click the link to open and print the PDF.
(If you are having printing issues, download the PDF and then try printing.)

8×10 printable colossians

4×6 printable colossians

Ideas for use:

Display ideas:

  • Wooden or plastic frame
  • Laminate
  • Laminate and place magnet on back for fridge or file cabinet display
  • Print on sticker paper and place on folder, notebook, or bag

These posts also feature free printable verses:

8 Prayers for your Team

Free Printable Valentine Verses

 

Board/Team, Free Printables, Prayer, Prayer Cards, Verses March 4, 2014

8 Prayers for Your Team (Free Printable)

8 Prayers for Your Women's Ministry Team with Free Printable

Praying for your team members is the most powerful and most important thing you can do.

Sometimes I get busy and forget to pray for my team. It’s embarrassing, but it’s honest.

Sometimes I seem to pray the same thing over and over. Stuck like a broken record.

Sometimes I need some inspiration and a new perspective.

I came across these verses over the course of several months. Each one jumped out to me as something I could turn into a prayer for myself and for my Women’s Ministry Team.

I thought you might find them useful too.

Here are 8 specific prayers to pray for your  Women’s Ministry team:

  1. Father, please help them to know when to speak and when to be quiet. “Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.” Proverbs 21:23 MSG
  2. God, sustain their passion for serving the women of our church and community. “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11
  3. Jesus, direct their eyes and keep them focused on You alone.  “Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:35-37
  4. Lord, give them peace when faced with difficulties. “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
  5.  Father, give them the energy and desire to complete the task ahead. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23
  6. God, give them words of wisdom as they speak to others. “My mouth will speak words of wisdom. “ Psalm 49:3a
  7. Jesus, I ask you to give each team member times of rest and renewal. “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Matthew 6:31
  8. Lord, protect them from spiritual and physical attacks on their faith and their family. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3.

Pray for your women's ministry team with these free prayer cards from www.womensministrytoolbox.com

Here is the 8 Prayers for Your Team printable. Click the text and a free PDF will open.

You may wish to:

  • Laminate them
  • Hang one each week on your bathroom mirror/dashboard
  • Pray all eight for each individual team member, working your way through your team members one day at a time
  • Pray one prayer for the whole team, working through all eight cards one day at a time
  • Hole punch them, place them on a ring, and carry them with you
  • Pray these prayers over your team at your next meeting
  • Make a set for each team member to encourage them to pray for each other
  • Ask your prayer team to use them in their time of prayer for the ministry
  • Pray them for yourself!

How do you keep your prayers for your team and ministry fresh?

For more great Women’s Ministry ideas be sure to follow me on Pinterest!
Visit wmtoolbox’s profile on Pinterest.

You may also want to read:
Teach Your Team to Pray Out Loud
My Favorite Prayer Cards and 8 Ways to Use Them
Praying for Your Small Group (Free Printable)
6 Ways to Pray for Your Team

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Decorating Ideas, Free Printables, Verses January 24, 2014

Free Printable Valentine Verses

3 Free Sets of Printable Valentine Verses

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!

Perhaps you’re searching for a quick double-duty decoration door prize (use it as décor and then give it away at the end of the event) for a Sweetheart Banquet or Women’s Ministry Event.

Maybe you’d like to give out “happies” to your Women’s Ministry team next month.

I’ve created 3 different sets of Valentine 4×6 printables featuring Colossians 3:1 (Above all love each other deeply, for love covers a multitude of sins.) and 1 Peter 4:8 (And over all these virtues put on love which binds them together in perfect unity.).

Choose between a trendy chevron, pretty pink, and red heart backgrounds. Use just one or use them all.

Stick them in a frame.

Place them in a lunch box.

Slide them inside a Valentine card.

Hang them on a mirror or a dashboard.

Whatever you choose to do, celebrate the day with scripture.

Click to download the 2 chevron 4x6s

Click to download the 2 pink heart 4x6s

Click to download the 2 red hearts 4x6s

Happy Valentine’s Day!

You may also like:

5 Keys to a Successful Sweetheart Banquet

10 Things I’ve Learned About Sweetheart Banquets

Not-so Newlywed Game Script

10 Sweetheart Banquet Ideas

The Great Valentine Candy Pass

Valentine Icebreaker Questions (Free Printable)