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.
Two of the biggest requests I had from readers via my survey in September 2014 were:
Food costs can quickly sink your Women’s Ministry budget for an event.
I know a team that grew tired of making food for every event so they decided to add a line to their budget.
They budgeted around $125 for food from Sam’s Club.
Which is okay. Except this was for a gathering of only about 25 women.
Ya’all that’s at least $5 per person for snacks.
For most of our budgets that’s too much…
My heart sinks thinking about how half that money (really, more) could have been used to buy supplies for a Missions Project or some other cause…
Asking your own women to bring food does two things:
Why you should ask your women to bring food:
That being said, some women would stay home if you required them to bring a dish.
You need to build a Food Team.
My 2-in-1 Door Prize/Volunteer Form is the easiest way I know to build volunteer teams.
You will also need to recruit a Food Team Leader. Your Food Team Leader will be responsible for calling the needed number of women 2 weeks prior to the event.
When your women bring food to your fellowships you get a great variety, give women the opportunity to serve, and keep your expenses to a minimum.
How do you handle food for your fellowships?
Chances are you’re giving out door prizes at almost every Women’s Ministry event.
Don’t miss the opportunity to collect some much needed information from your women!
Use your door prize slips to:
Here’s a look at one we used in the past.
Feel free to change it and make it yours.
Be sure to check out my post on Door Prizes Ideas – don’t miss the opportunity you have to share Jesus!
Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement and appreciation for their commitment and hard work.
I’ve seen several mint-themed thank you ideas floating around on Pinterest and thought I’d put my own spin on a free printable for you! 🙂
I’ve got two versions for you – one with a Bible verse and one without.
There are 6 tags per page.
Click on the link and it will open up a PDF for you to print.
Print it on white cardstock – it will hold up better when attached and is less likely to tear.
Attach it with:
Attach it to:
I have no doubt the recipient will enjoy their “minty thank you”!