Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ministry Kickoff Night and Wisdom Theme

Our Tablescapes for our Wisdom Night Kickoff.  We had 31 tables . . .

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that my hubby and I co-lead a marriage ministry, Thrive, at our church, Compass Bible Church.  I posted recently that I was doing a "school" theme for the night, since our year's theme is the "Wisdom books" of the Bible--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

We had our first meeting this week in a bigger, fellowship-hall type of room our church acquired for growing ministries like ours, which was good, as we had about 275 people attending.  We meet every Thursday evening.  I can't wait to see what God does in lives and marriages this year!

As you look at the pics, you can see why I can't be a full time, daily blogger/crafter.  It would be impossible.  I'm a wife and mommy and ministry leader at church first.  Blogging and selling scripture signs are my awesome part time hobbies, and I am thankful to God for the blessing they are and the amazing, supportive readers and customers God brings me!

Excited for Thrive and all the couples coming this year!

Our color theme was yellow, apple red and black.  I had some red frames, so I wrote on black cardstock in chalk and made fake "chalkboard" verses for the entry table. . .

My hubby (standing) running a game with our co-leaders in the ministry, the Gilmores (Scott is sitting).

The church provides family dinners for everyone before the study starts, and the kids go to AWANA and Kid's Club (Sunday School classes) while we meet for our study.

Entering Thrive

Here is a messy view of the tables--Pinterest copied pencil vases with flowers, polka dot ribbon and matching polka dot wrapping paper, table "runners", and stacked Bibles.

Another fun family enjoying dinner and a shot of the centerpieces

Welcome table

Lindsey (shown here) and her husband (not shown) are our activities leads.  She helped me decorate for the night.

We start with worship

My hubby emceeing the night

Thrive's overseeing pastor, Mike Elliott, our church's Men's and Family Pastor

Playing a "wisdom trivia game" to see which small group wins and gets the cushy conference room for their small group breakout sessions.

That's me handing out ice cream for dessert.  I'm always near the treats!

Our AV/Tech team running all the video, sound and power point in the back

I used my Silhouette to cut out "Wisdom" and attached them to paper fans.

We can't wait to dig into the wisdom books and start applying more of God's Word into our marriages and lives.  Join me in praying for this amazing ministry and the work God is doing!


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