Tip 6 – Storing Your Treasures

Welcome to 31 Women’s Ministry Tips!

Tip 6 is about storing your treasures (aka supplies).

Women's Ministry Tip #6 - Storing Your Treasurers

When I first started as the Women’s Ministry Director neither of our teams (at either church) had storage or much stuff to store.

Our guest bedroom often served as the “off-site women’s ministry storage unit”. Until we had company preparing to come, in which case I hurriedly packed it all up and hauled it to the church or moved it to the garage.

For the sake of your marriage, your sanity, and future guests, I strongly suggest that you work with your church staff to secure some storage space for your women’s ministry.

When looking to store your women’s ministry treasures:

1. Create or find a space that can be locked up. My husband installed an inexpensive lock on a set of cabinet doors. A locked closet served as space in another church. A lockable metal cabinet in a copy room was extremely useful. You don’t want your treasures to disappear or be borrowed without your permission. You also don’t want your closet to be used during the Youth lock-in for Sardines in a Can.

2. Utilize clear plastic tubs. They will keep you organized and allow all of the team members to see what’s being stored where. In one closet we had a tub for leftover paper products and another for door prizes. Another tub held various colors of plastic tablecloths. They can also be stacked.

3. Budget for reusable items. Maybe you purchase vases this year for the Sweetheart Banquet and baskets for your Fall Retreat. Other great reusable items to purchase include: tealight candle holders, mirrors, vases of various sizes, serving containers, 50-cup coffee pots, beverage dispensers, etc.

If your church is like mine, storage space is at a premium and you have got to take what you can get. You may even have to seek out some space and then ask for a cabinet to be purchased (perhaps a corner of a Sunday school classroom).

Remember to be gracious and thankful for whatever space you have been given.

Your turn to share: Where do your store your Women’s Ministry supplies?

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Comments

  1. Monica, any space is great! I love clear tubs too! I like being able to see what’s inside the tub at a glance. 🙂 Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Monica Hernandez says:

    We have a small shed that we share with the rest of the departments in our church; BUT we do have allotted space for our stuff. Since we are growing we invested in clear tubs to save items that can be reused again for other events our ladies ministry might be hosting.

  3. It’s really such a minor thing, but it sure can have a big impact when we don’t have what we need or can’t find it! 😉

  4. You know, Cyndee, I had not thought about how needed this is for women’s ministry, but it is something I deal with all of the time. Where to put our stuff so it is there, ready to be used the next time! Thanks for the reminder!

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