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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

20 days!!! It's crunch time!



These are invite cards that are blitzing the area the next 20 days before launch day.  And, our new website is up!  Find it here.   

This past weekend while I was away in Orlando, the foyer was painted as well as the Christian Education hallway and doors, a classroom remodeled, and lots more. Our facilities have been experiencing an extreme makeover the past few months.  Within the next three days our new sign is slated to be up on the front of the property but we will be covering the top of it in preparation for the grand unveiling on launch weekend.  We will leave the bottom part (where you put letters in to do a message) and have the advertisement about our launch weekend there. 
Our foyer is getting ready to be tiled in the coming days before the launch as well as lots of other changes.  We're going to be putting huge black and white photos of our Northsiders on  the walls.  Those are going to be the focal point of our decor.  So much has been done but we have so  much left to do.  We just had a leadership meeting last night and many things were added to mine and other people's "to do" lists.   It would take me longer than 20 days to explain it here, but I trust that by that time we will be ready to welcome everyone into the doors of Celebration Church.  

By the way,  my sister Shari flies in today from Charlotte and will be spending a week with us.  She already knows it's crunch time for me and I can't take off work -- she'll be jumping in to help us with whatever we need and just be a part of what we're doing.  This won't be anything new for Shari.  One time when she was here she requested to work at Hopetown over the weekend and I wasn't even there!  She's got such a heart to serve and this is just like breathing to her.  I'm sure she's going to delight in helping out for the launch of Celebration. 

Comments

Melissa Davis said…
PD I'm soooo excited for you all and the Website is absolutely attractive! Blessings upon the Celebration Church Family and the New Beginning.

Love you much
Ruth, PA said…
I'm VERY excited to read what the Lord is doing through all of you! Seriously praying for Him to give you added strength to do all that needs to be done in the coming weeks! Your church is being born again! WONDERFUL!!

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