Parish Ministry Fair Presented by Pat Swoope and Charlie Grobusky of St. Anne Parish Rock Hill, SC
Ministry Fair –Overview • Introduction • Ministry Fair and Parish Strategic Plan • Purpose of Ministry Fair • Mechanics of Ministry Fair • Follow-up
Introduction • Welcome to how to run a successful Ministry Fair • What are your expectations? • Where are you in planning a Ministry Fair? • What is the role of a Ministry Fair in your Parish?
Parish Strategic Plan • St. Anne’s Stewardship Strategic Plan • Measure our success as a Stewardship Committee • Develop a Ministry Fair Plan as part of overall Stewardship Strategy
Purpose of a Ministry Fair • To encourage broader volunteer support • Raise the level of generosity of parishioners • To foster a parish environment of community and challenging parishioners to discern talents they can share with God • Help ministries recruit new members and to highlight their mission • Develop a greater sense of how they can improve their ministry
Mechanics of a Ministry Fair • Forming a Ministry Fair Committee • Select a Chairperson and determine what sub committees are needed • Set Date, time and location • Set a theme-make it a fun event • Set a timeline to prep and promote event • Get Pastoral Support and Input • Be clear what is expected from each ministry that participates
Sub Committees • Food/Refreshments • Entertainment • Decorations/Theme • Games/Activities • Set-up/Clean-up • Ministry Involvement/Materials needed • Stewardship Testimonies • Communications
Follow-up • Time, Talent and Treasure Appeal • Pledge weekend collection of Time, Talent and Treasure Surveys • Follow-up with those who signed up to volunteer with a Thank You letter • Evaluate results • Make a list of what worked and what didn’t work for future use.
Review/Questions • Review expectations mentioned at the beginning of the session • Brainstorm Participant ideas/comments • Handouts/Sample Communications • Questions