Monday, January 14, 2013

Updated Shopping List

Here are some items we still need for The Rescue Church.

The Rescue Church

Itemized Shopping List:

Sound Gear/Worship Equipment - Estimated Cost $3,000-???
• CD player/recorder
• Equalizer
• Amplifier
• Portable cabinet or rack for the components
• Digital recording device
• Monitors-BIG NEED
• Recording equipment
• Blank CD’s, DVD’s
• Cases for CD’s
• Stools for the musicians and pastor
• Totes or bags to carry stands, cables, etc.
• Duct tape
• Batteries for the mics and other equipment
• Communion serving cups, plates, cloths,etc.
• Bibles

Worship Space - Estimated Cost $3,000
• Drapes and poles               
• Additional lighting depending on the space rented.
• Lightweight pulpit or music stand for the pastor
• Stools for the worship team and the pastor
• Table to use for communion and baptisms
• Portable Baptistery

Video Equipment - Estimated Cost $5,000-???
• Video Projector
• Video screen
• A cart to operate the projector from.
• Software to create video presentations
• Laptop computer dedicated solely to the visual arts
• VCR/DVD player for use when showing movie clips or short videos the church may create.
• Video cameras
• Video editing equipment
• Plastic storage tubs, or professional crates

Hospitality Ministry - Estimated Cost $ 2,500
• 2 large coffee makers and a bunch of air pots
• Large cold beverage cooler or pitchers
• Cold drink cups
• Coffee cups and lids
• Good coffee
• Napkins, stir sticks, sugar packets, creamer, etc.
• Coffee bar sign
• Name tags and pens
• 1st time guest gift bags
• Cookies, bagels, etc

Nursery and Children’s Ministry - Estimated Cost $2,000
• Changing table
• Portable rocking chairs
• Diapers and wipes
• Cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes for toys and surfaces)
• Disposable gloves
• Bags to dispose of dirty diapers
• Kleenex
• Age appropriate toys
• A porta-crib or two
• Blankets and sheets for crib
• Baby seats and chairs
• Small tables and chairs
• Rolls of carpet if the floors are tile
• Doorway security gate
• Baby swing
• Name tags for staff on lanyards
• First aid kit
• Rolls of drawing paper
• A vacuum
• CD player and CD’s of children’s music
• Rocking chair
• Curriculum for children’s ministry
• Videos (veggie tales or similar content)
• Small chairs for children
• Classroom supplies (crayons, colored paper, glitter, glue sticks, tape, hole punch, etc.)

Education ministry - Estimated Cost $1,000
• Curriculum for children and adults
• TV, DVD player, VCR, cords, carts
• White boards, markers
• Extension cords
• CD player and music CD’s

Thank you so much for your prayers and support!!

God Bless

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On The Desk

December's books were:
Sticky Church by Larry Osborne
I would recommend this book for any ministry leader. The question is raised, 'How can we open our doors without letting the back door fly open?' In essence, becoming 'sticky'.
Taken from the book, 'Front door churches that fail to structure for spiritual growth risk becoming merely a birthing center, the telltale mark of which is a back door fueled by maturity migration-a steady flow of people who complain, "I got started here, but I can't grow here." Back-door churches that fail to structure for spiritual growth will end up with programs and ministries that keep people from leaving but do nothing to help them grow or reach out to those who need Jesus.'
This book would be great to read before starting a new ministry or when looking to evaluate the effectiveness of a current one.
Going Deep by Gordon MacDonald
The first few chapters look at the question of 'What's your elevator story?' And in this book pertaining this to a church. If you walked into an elevator with a stranger and they asked what you do (work at a church), what would you tell them about your church before you got to their destination and would they be curious before they got out of the elevator. MacDonald believes in telling your elevator story, you are sharing who you really are. He uses numerous stories (numerous stories...) to share that his church was lacking people of true depth in their spiritual life. MacDonald needed to challenge his people to go deeper in the Word, and deeper in their relationships. This challenge could come through community bonds formed by MacDonald.
'Maybe a new kind of church needs to be birthed. One that emphasizes community and spiritual development. If so, the need for training, training, training is more necessary than ever.'

On my desk for the month of January:

'In the Name of Jesus' by Henri J.M. Nouwen
'Fusion' Nelson Searcy

Remember-if you have any questions/comments or book suggestions, feel free to share!
God Bless and a Happy New Year!!