You can create something memorable for your leaders, no matter your budget. Let’s begin essentially and then work our way towards the most affordable!
5. Weekend Planning Retreat
In the plan of things, taking away for a few days to create short and long-term objectives can be a significant boost for your business or ministry. It is essential to brainstorm together for the development of staff. Everyone has the chance to express their opinions and is rewarded for their contribution. Attending a retreat helps the group focus their efforts in the same direction and focus on their goals. Are you lacking an established mission statement? Why not consider the retreat as an occasion to create one? Offer worship as well as team-building activities. Entertainment… Don’t overlook the chocolate!
4. Slumber Party
An overnight gathering may be just what you need to refresh exhausted leaders. What? Doesn’t this seem like an odd word? What? Listen to me out… When you’re in charge of a business, everyone is overwhelmed and doesn’t have time for one another. Sometimes, it’s just necessary to take the time to sit down and watch a funny movie, eat some popcorn, and have a good time laughing. It’s so much more relaxing when it is accompanied by laughter! And, when the day begins to sunlight, you can pray for your family and your goals for ministry. You’ll feel reassured and ready to take on the world!
3. Officers” Party
Our officers at Christmas each gave each a $5.00 present to give away. We played a game to decide who received the gifts and then loved opening each present. We indulged in fresh fruits and marshmallows into the chocolate fountain, and in the end, we felt like stars!
Have you been a while since you’ve hosted a party with your friends? Why not throw one now? It is possible to celebrate birthdays of everyone or choose a holiday that isn’t widely known to mark. Have enjoyable! It’s too short to keep our lives so severe!
2. Gift Subscriptions
Do you have an industry magazine? What better way to get one for every employee and have it delivered directly to her door? Regional news, denominational publications, and updates from the ministry fit the description. They have publications for ministry wives, youth leaders, pastors, camp directors, pastors and writers, speakers as well as club presidents, lay leaders treasurers, and presidents of clubs in… every niche you can think of!
Gift subscriptions let people feel appreciated every month, throughout the year!
1. Thank You Notes
The most important thing is that everyone should be appreciated. A majority of volunteers would spend extra time on just one “Thank you for your time!” It doesn’t have to be longer than five pages. Simply write down what you learned from the efforts of someone else and what it affected you. This could include something that you enjoyed, learned from, or even was heard. It always helps another person feel valued.
A simple thank you can go far in boosting self-esteem and building relationships. It is also unbound to the amount of time. Why not create one now?
What are you going to do to show your gratitude to your team’s leadership for the coming year? This is the perfect moment to start!
Sally Ferguson has experienced team leadership as a leader as well as an observer. She is passionate about fostering unity among the team members to achieve the goals of the ministry!