Sat. Jun 19th, 2021

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General Topics

Explain Binder Lay-out
Rules of the Retreat
Departmental One-year Plans – Due Date
Job Description Duties & Responsibilities
Job Description Goals
Retreat Discussion & Calendar
Your own personal ideas/plans
Monthly Planning Councils
Leadership Training Monthly Reports
Weekly Tag-in
1989 Planning Retreat
Annual Director’s Review Week(s)
Interdepartmental Job Descriptions-Due Date
Pastor’s Vacation
Family Night – Monday
Up-coming Revivals Scheduled

Sample Home Bible Study Retreat Topics

How can we get more people involved in H.B.S.?
How can we promote H.B.S. in the church better?
How might we obtain more H.B.S.?
How can we effectively train our H.B.S. teachers?
Other_____________________________
Other_____________________________
Other_____________________________

Dates to schedule:
– Annual H.B.S. Seminar – outside speaker
– H.B.S. Emphasis month – “In-house” H.B.S. training seminars
– H.B.S. Fellowship Dinner & awards
– Quest Survey use
– Others________________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your
department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain
ideas on?

Outreach Department Retreat Topic Suggestions

How can we better motivate and recognize workers
Explain “once a month” Saturday Door Knocking – suggestions to promote
Ideas for naming Saturday Door Knocking group.
Explain the “Vineyard” of Saturday Door Knocking
Explain Constant Contact Consciousness & get suggestions to promote
Explain the Church Growth Spiral & Get suggestions to promote
How to build Spiral Bulletin board & where to put it.
How do I get the numbers to put on the Spiral Board?
New Track Rack – how to build & where to put?
Other_____________________________
Other_____________________________

Dates: Set Saturday Door Knocking Dates
Monthly Spiral Promotion Dates
Quarterly Spiral Commitment Nights
Next Years “New Spiral” kick-off night
Saturday Door Knocking Training
Altar Workers Training
Other______________________
Other______________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your
department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain
ideas on?

New Convert Care Retreat Topic Suggestions

Explain entire program to the directors
How can our new converts be involved in ALL departments?
Who are our new converts?
How can we educate the church to the needs of our converts?
Quarterly Socials – ideas
How can we reach our Backsliders?
Move-in? Should they be in N.C.C.?
How does “Dinner Ministries” work?
Other________________________
Other________________________

Dates: Bible Study night to make New Convert tape
Quarterly Socials
First Night Counselor’s training
Other_________________________
Other_________________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your
department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain
ideas on?

Sunday School Retreat Topic Suggestions

Sunday School Annual Goals – monthly goals & class goals
Quarterly Sunday School Promotions & Dates
a. Easter Sunday
b. Pentecost Sunday
c. Thrust Sunday
d. Christmas Promotion & Program
Explain “Aim For Excellence”
Absentee Follow-up Policy
Sunday Morning Teacher’s Prayer
Bus Ministry – Parentreach Concept
Fire Drills???
Other_________________________
Other________________________

Dates: Annual Teacher Training Seminar
Quarterly S.S. staff meeting dates
Teacher Appreciation Banquet
Promotion Sunday
Other__________________
Other__________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Men’s Ministries Retreat Topic Suggestions

Men’s Fellowship:
How to improve Men’s Prayer Meeting attendance?
Men’s Outing Ideas
Father / Son Outing Ideas
Is a Scouting ministry possible?
Men’s Project – (fund raising needed?)
Dates:
– Prayer Breakfasts
– Father / Son Social or campout
– Family & Marriage Seminar – Ideas for needed topics?
Other_____________________
Other_____________________

Maintenance
List the specific work projects for this year:
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Quarterly Men’s Work Day’s – Dates
All Director’s input-what needs to be fixed, done, improved, etc
Tool Shower??

Ushers / Hostess
Usher & Hostess Teams – explain
Emergency Procedures
Visitor Cards & Visitor Packets – ideas for content?
Date – Usher & Hostess Training
Other________________________
Other_______________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Visitor Follow-up Retreat Topic Suggestions

Explain how this ministry will work
How can we make visitors feel more welcome?
How can we get visitors to return?
Other__________________________
Other__________________________

Date – Visitor Follow-up training
Other______________________
Other_____________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Youth Department Retreat Topic Suggestions

How can we get our parents support of the Youth Program
Increasing Youth Service Attendance
Youth Fund Raising IdeasYouth Outreach Involvement Ideas
– Soul Patrol
Youth Service Ideas – four “youthquake” type services
Is Bible Quizzing Possible?
“J-JAMmers” kids club – do we need it?
Youth Trip – Where can we go?
How to start a Youth Newsletter?
Other_____________________________
Other_____________________________

Dates:
Monthly Youth Council Meeting Youth Week
Sweetheart Banquet
Valentine’s Party
Graduation Party
Youth Convention
Youth Revival
Snow Tubin’ Trip / Disneyland
Harvest Party (Oct. 31)
Youth Camps
SFC Dates Youth Christmas Party
Christmas Caroling
Other______________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Music Ministry Retreat Topics Suggestions

Special Programs:
Easter Program Ideas & date
Spring Concert Ideas & date
Pentecost Sunday Program Ideas & date
Fall Songfest / Singspiration Ideas & date
Christmas Program Ideas & date
Christmas Caroling & Mall presentation & date
Annual Musical Drama Ideas & date
How can we develop musical talent in our church:
– among our children (singing & instruments)
– New singing groups
5th Sunday Service Ideas (Jubilee Sunday) & date
Choir Tour – is it possible? Date?
Annual Choir outing & bar-b-que
Annual Choir Clinic – is it needed? Possible? Who?
Children’s or Youth Choir – is it possible? How to?
Summer Children’s Musical – is it possible?
Putting Choruses / songs on overhead
Choir Practice problems – baby sitter, sound, musicians, faithfulness
How can we improve our tape ministry?
– Tape of the month club
– After service tape sales
Other_____________________________
Other______________________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Prayer & Missions Retreat Topic Suggestions

Prayer
How can we promote prayer better in the church (monthly prayer promo.)
How can we encourage pre-service prayer more?
Is early morning (6am) prayer possible?
Other___________________________
Other__________________________
Explain in detail:
Prayer Library Prayer Hot Line
Dial-A-Prayer Request
Prayer Partners (evangelism & other)
Prayer ‘checks’

Dates:
New Year Prayer Week
Prayer Revival
Quarterly 24-hour Prayer/fast Chains
Other__________________________

Missions

Ideas for our Missions Convention / faith promise service
Should we send letters to missionaries?
Missions Sunday Ideas
Redesigning our missions display
Other_______________________

Dates:
Monthly Missions Sunday
Missions Convention
Faith Promise Service
Other_______________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Promotions / Public Relations Retreat Topic Suggestions

Purpose & Use of department
Fliers & Bulletin Deadlines
New Advertising Methods (that we can afford)
Ideas for the Monthly Bulletin – how can we improve / start?
How can we better promote our special services / programs?
Is a “mini-bookstore” possible for our church?
Redesigning our church phone / address directory
Promoting / improving our tape ministry
Outside signboard – how can we use this more effectively?
Focus highlight of one department each month in bulletin (assign
month)
Switch from weekly to monthly bulletin?
Other________________________
Other________________________

Dates:
Special services to design flier, tickets, program, banner, etc.
Other__________________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

Ladies Ministries Retreat Topic Suggestions

Do we need a new name for “Ladies Auxiliary”?
Ladies Outing Ideas, suggestions.
Fund Raising Ideas
Promoting and increasing Ladies prayer meeting attendance
Family & Marriage Seminar – ideas for topics
Is a Girl Scouts or Girl’s Club needed?
Fall Festival Ideas, how to improve?
Is a “food barrel” needed / possible?
Organizing “Ladies Visitation” – How to?
Improving our church cleaning system
Blood Drive – is it possible? Needed?
Other____________________
Other___________________

Dates:
Quarterly Lady’s meetings
Ladies Days (instructional & social)
Secret Sister Socials
Mother’s Memorial Deadline
Mother’s Day Promotion
Ladies Outing
Church Banquets / dinners (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)
Church Picnics / potlucks (spring, summer, fall)
Family & Marriage Week
Mother / daughter banquet
Other____________________
Other____________________

Are there any specific problems that you are having with your department or ministry that you feel needs to be discussed or obtain ideas on?

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