The church provides the supplies and instructions, while volunteers provide the elbow grease. Here are a few tips for a successful project day.
Deborah Ike · September 28, 2017
Periodically our church facilities need a bit of sprucing up. If you walk through your campus and focus on the details, you’re likely to notice weeds in the landscaping, chipped paint, frayed carpet, and other areas for improvement.
These tasks typically don’t require a considerable budget to fix. The bigger concern is the labor involved in the process. One way to address this is by inviting people to volunteer for a church beautification day.
The church provides the supplies and instructions, while volunteers provide the elbow grease. Here are a few tips for a successful project day:
Tip #1: Develop a plan
Walk through your campus and document what you need to fix or spruce up. This list could include:
• Remove weeds
• Add new mulch to flower beds and around trees
• Plant flowers
• Prune bushes and trees
• Repaint the nursery, children’s areas, and various classrooms
• Replace or repair frayed carpet
Determine what supplies you’ll need for each task and if you already have those on-hand or will need to purchase them. Consider whether you can finish all of the tasks in a single day or will need to finish one before you can start another.
For example: It might be best to let paint dry in a classroom before replacing the carpet in that same room.
Next, estimate how many volunteers you’ll need for each task and if you need volunteers with specific skillsets.