Pastors’ wives (PW) and women in ministry are incredible sources of wisdom and creativity as they use their gifts in leadership and service. I highly value their insight, faithfulness, and diligent labor. That’s why I’m hosting Wednesdays Are for Women. Each week, we’ll hear from a different PW or ministry leader and gain her perspective on God’s activity on her ministry team, her local church, or the issues facing church leaders today.
This week I want to hear from YOU! Take a peek at our Christmas plans and then chime in with your own.
The holidays are here! Over the next six weeks, we’ll cook too much food, decorate every square inch of our homes, send Christmas cards to those we love, and enjoy time with our families. I’m pumped about every single minute of the fun. Yet, my fun doesn’t stop there. Shawn and I will celebrate with our Mountain Lake Ministry Team, too, at our annual Christmas Party. We’ll play a game of Dirty Santa and laugh a lot, but then we’ll circle our Team up and tell them how we’ve seen God work in their lives and ministries over the past year. The laughter is good…..the encouragement is better. We also treat our Team to a few surprises because we love them so much.
Here’s where YOU come in. I love to hear what other teams do to celebrate each other.
Do you plan a party for the staff kids?
Do you treat the Pastors’ wives to a fun treat?
Do you celebrate weeks in advance to avoid the busyiness of the holiday?
Do you plan a huge event or keep it home-spun with a potluck party?
What gifts have you given/gotten in the past?
Remember, all work and no play makes for a burned-out team! Go ahead. Let us know what you do for your teams or what your Pastor does for you. Maybe we’ll spark some ideas for one another so we can have even more fun showing our appreciation for the people we serve with.