Rejuvenate Magazine is another great resource for Christian meeting planners and in a recent issue, they published “The all out no holds barred straight forward fundamental carefully chosen feverishly compiled complete list of useful meeting planning advice”, I know it’s a mouth full but great advice none the less. I thought I would break it down by area and we’ll take a few months to get thru all of it and maybe even add some of our own. For those of you who can’t wait, click here.
- Don’t be afraid to stay in communication. Be willing to ask basic questions like ‘How do you like to keep in touch?’ Some people are phone people and others prefer e-mails. - Pat Davis, The Protestant Women of the Chapel
- Remember the old real estate axiom – location, location, location? Well, think instead: communication, communication, communication. - Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Mennonite Church USA
- It seems obvious to do a site visit for an event, but sometimes there isn’t adequate funding – especially for new events – to travel and see the facility beforehand. This can cause major issues. To lessen those problems, communicate all your needs to the host location and facility beforehand, especially if you don’t see the site in advance. - Will Engle, American Volleyball Coaches Association
- Enjoy the journey, and know where you are going and leading. You can’t do it alone; travel in the direction that God leads you. - Larry D. Collins, North American Christian Convention
- If you believe in what you’re doing, just keep on pushing forward toward it. Look at your marketing and pray for ideas that don’t cost a dime. - Amy Cato, Lifeway
- We need to shift our thinking from building programs to building relationships with kids. - Hank Hilliard, Young People’s Ministries
- We all wish to be good stewards. If we really take seriously what we understand as our role as humans responsible for God’s creation, then there is a moral and theological obligation for people of faith to take care of what we have been given. - David Melton, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
What do you think? Do you have any additional advice on Communication & Inspiration you’d like to share? We would love to hear from you.
Advice reprinted with permission from Collinson Media and Events – http://www.rejuvenatemeetings.com/.