Ok. I’m cross-promoting my Christian woman blog and my pastor’s wife blog.
I’ve gotten a few emails about planning a women’s prayer breakfasts and Christian Women’s retreats.
Some other tips I can offer are:
Utilize your team.
Your team may be your kids and your sister, either way, accept their help.
Plan what needs to be done and delegate tasks as appropriate.
You know, in fact, your team may even be folks in an online forum. Of course, they are not going to be able to help you as adequately as someone from your church, but you can get some great ideas for planning a woman’s prayer breakfast. Whoever your team is, find and accept the help.
Write out the plan and make it plain.
Plan your event from beginning to end and then assign tasks for each element.
From there you can easily delegate.
Think about how many people you can accommodate for your entire event.
If you will entertain 100 women, you need at least 10 tables. Who will set up the tables?
Each table needs decor. What else should be on the tables?
You need someone to help you assemble the decor. Who can help? That’s how you break elements of your event into micro-tasks.
Consider the menu for the breakfast.
How will the food be prepared?
What will the decor around the venue look like?
Will you have a theme? If so, make a list of everything needed to execute the theme (i.e. bows, ribbons, tea cups, etc).
I go so far as to visualize what the attendees will experience and see the minute they walk in the door. I like bright flowers in entry ways. This means I need greeters. I also like music playing softly. Who will select the playlist? Who will manage that part of the event?
Planning a women’s prayer breakfast is really an easy feat if you have an idea of what the end result will look like. Begin with the end in mind.
Talk to your husband. My husband trusts my leadership and doesn’t likely require too many details. But, I still keep him informed on the bigger advancements – even if it’s over morning coffee with him.
Surely, if yours is like mine, he will not want all the details on how you’re planning a women’s prayer breakfast, but he needs to be in the know. He’s the leader and needs to be informed.
Below is the flyer I created using Photoshop.
Ours was a women’s tea and the ladies wore big hats and wore pearls. I was shooting for a Kentucky Derby feel. It was so much fun!
I hope this gets your creative “juices” flowing, pastor’s wife.
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