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Board/Team October 18, 2016

My Top Ten Team Meeting Pet Peeves

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.

Board/Team, Organzing & Planning January 31, 2014

How to Build a Women’s Ministry Binder

How to Build a Women's Ministry Binder

I am a binder girl.

I love a well organized binder.

So much so that I gave everyone on the team a Women’s Ministry binder.

This last time used some restraint and didn’t include pre-labeled tabs. My fellow type-A girls, you know what I mean. 🙂

I wouldn’t give up the files on my laptop for anything, but a binder can be just as important and useful.

Here’s a quick run-down of what goes in our team’s binders:

  1. Our Mission Statement
  2. Team Member list with contact information (email, address, home phone, and cell phone) and titles
  3. Calendar
  4. Budget
  5. Job descriptions (at least for that position)
  6. Section for meeting notes and/or agendas
  7. Them for the year and corresponding verse
  8. Post Event Evaluation Forms

Other possible forms that your church may utilize:

  1. Room reservation form
  2. Calendar request form
  3. Reimbursement form

I like to get the hole-punch plastic pockets and insert catalogs, catering menus, etc. rather than messing with scanning them. Page protectors are great for that type of thing too.

While I encourage the team to bring their binders by toting along my own, I don’t make an issue out of it. Each person has their own organization style. For those that need a little help, it’s there.

What other items do you include in your Women’s Ministry Team binder?

You may also want to read:
Bible Study Leader Kit
8 Habits of an Effective Women’s Ministry
10 Agenda Tips

Encouragement Idea: Blessings Bags

Board/Team, Gifts & Favors December 3, 2013

10 Ways to Bless Your Team This Christmas

10 Ways to Bless Your Women's Ministry Team This Christmas

Looking for some ways to bless your Women’s Ministry Team this Christmas?

One of the ideas below is sure to bless their socks off!

Word to the wise –  you’re setting a precedent for the next year and even the next leader.

Choose something simple that can easily be repeated in a similar fashion.

In no particular order:

1. Send them a handwritten Christmas card.

2. Gift them with a Christmas devotional (purchased or printed from online).

3. Stuff their stocking with a gift card (even $5 for Chick-Fil-A will be appreciated!).

4. Give each one an ornament – if you can, coordinate it with this year’s Women’s Ministry theme.

5. Host a party or a dinner (keep it budget friendly).

6. Prepare a small goodie bag for each one (a few cookies, hand sanitizer/soap, chocolates, cocoa, etc.).

7. Give them the month off to get shopping and baking done – no Women’s Ministry meeting!

8. Print the theme verse for your ministry/year on pretty paper and place it in a frame.

9. Give something of meaning – say your theme was the Fruit of the Spirit – give each one a piece of fruit (real or not).

10. Give the gift of music – it’s not too hard to find a deal on Christmas CD’s (often just $5).

No matter what you choose to do, make certain you wish them a Merry Christmas!

Looking for more great Christmas ideas? Check out my Christmas Pinterest Board.

Follow wmtoolbox’s board Christmas ideas on Pinterest.

Encouragement Idea: Blessings Bags