Friday Favorites...Church Planter Edition

I said I was going to get back into blogging and I meant it, dang it!  So here goes... (warning:  this may be a very very boring post for most of you...I'm just pretending I have blog friends that actually care about this stuff)

During my blogging hiatus, we were crazy busy doing all sorts of things that don't typically pop to the top of your mental list when you decide to church plant.  For example, finding a great vendor for printing offering envelopes or a customized rubber stamp are tasks that don't exactly jump out at you when you think "Let's go save the world!!!".  Nonetheless, these tasks inevitably climb their way up check lists and we eventually found ourselves scrambling for resources.  In the midst of our chaos we found a few things worth mentioning as favorites...

Michael Lukasweski's  Here to lead is loaded with all kinds of great stuff.  Since I oversee followup and guest impressions (sound fancier than it really is), I really appreciated this post...oh and this one too.  Oh, and his nuts and bolts follow up packet is TOTALLY worth getting.

The super packaging mentioned on Here to Lead inspired us to check out other interesting options for our guest packs.  We eventually landed on these...

We ordered both the boxes and the custom labels from uline, which proved to be a great company to work with.  We also created mini versions for our kids department filled with all sorts of goodies from here.

For nearly all of our print materials (invite cards, door hangers, fundraising packets, mailers, etc) we used gotprint.com.  Their prices are hard to beat and they were fairly easy to work with.

Last, but definitely not least, we used group imaging for all of our beautiful signage.  I really like the fact that all of the signs have their own easy stands and carrying cases, an important detail when your church is mobile!  They also work with a lot of churches and have a great work sheet to help you decide what you really need.

Welp, I think that's it.  Happy weekend!

(greatest team EVER)


Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that things are going well. I am looking foward to future updates. :)

Annesta said...

Having grown up on the mission field with parents who did church planting, I know some of what you speak of. I've been praying for you and your family and for the wonderful work you are doing for our Lord.