Our family spent most of the last year in search of community at the church we were attending.
As we began to share our difficulties in finding community, we heard from many others were struggling as well.
I first heard about the Turquoise Table at the Allume Christian bloggers conference in 2014.
Kristen Schell was leading a breakout session where she shared the story of how God had led her to place and paint a picnic table in her front yard to foster hospitality in her neighborhood.
The irony of reading the book “The Simplest Way to Change the World” while I prepped wings for my crew on Super Bowl Sunday was not lost on me.
We used to host Super Bowl parties. We didn’t let newborns or toddlers keep us from inviting over our neighbors for big bowls of chili, football food, and watching the big game.
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?
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!
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.
Ever been surprised by the number of women who have registered for an event?
Have you struggled with turning away women at the door?
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.
None of us set out to make visitors to our Women’s Ministry events uncomfortable or unwelcome.
I know it would never be our intention, but we often inadvertently do things that alienate the very people we are trying to reach.
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.
I recently attended a large outreach event and noticed neither the team or the participants had name tags.