After the exciting rush of our Feb. 26 Preaching Rally is over, our work for next year begins! After church on the Sunday night after the Rally (Feb. 27), we’ll hold a wrap-up meeting with the chiefs to talk through some of the things that could have gone better, what needs to be tightened up for next year, and some cool ideas for new things that can be introduced. While that meeting will only be for the chiefs since it’s pie fellowship night, anyone is invited who wants to have some input or who has some ideas for improvements. Also, if you want to sit in just to see some of the reasoning behind what we’re doing, that would be beneficial to you as well.
Any time we come away from some event or activity that will be repeated we try to ask, “How can we improve?” Mistakes happen, and that’s fine. But when repeat mistakes happen, that’s not as fine. 🙂 Why not learn from mistakes and grow from them? I think God would be pleased if we used His resources and time the best way we knew how, and hard and honest evaluations will only help us be more effective for Him.
As we’re in the final stages of our planning, PLEASE take extensive notes on anything you’re a part of. When you think something could have been done better, jot it down and remember it for next year. It’s as simple as that, and it will help us all immensely. When it becomes a mindset for everyone, who knows where God will take this event in the future?! It’s sure exciting to think about!