Ministry Blueprints

Ministry Blueprints Ministry Blueprints is a resource for hospitality, welcoming and belonging for churches seeking to become communities where people want to be!
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We had a neighbor lady growing up - Mrs Froke. She deemed one day out of the summer as Popsicle Day. She had a popsicle ...
08/05/2019

We had a neighbor lady growing up - Mrs Froke. She deemed one day out of the summer as Popsicle Day. She had a popsicle for every kid on the block and everyone made their way to her back door that day! Blue raspberry? Cherry? Rootbeer? Might you be that person for your neighborhood? Become the wonderful Mrs.Froke of your block!

Have you ever received a starter for Friendship bread?  It is a mixture that is passed from friend to friend having to b...
08/02/2019

Have you ever received a starter for Friendship bread? It is a mixture that is passed from friend to friend having to be cared for and added to over the course of a week. It takes a while for it to be able to be baked with and shared. It's a lovely idea - to share a loaf of bread with a friend, but even more beautiful is the trust put into a friend to tend the recipe and pass the tradition on. What could you share in the hopes of it gaining momentum when shared with others?

We recently heard of a parish pastor who made a commitment to visit every parishioner he has. Over the course of a year ...
07/31/2019

We recently heard of a parish pastor who made a commitment to visit every parishioner he has. Over the course of a year he met them all, ate with many of them and engaged in prayer or conversation centered on Jesus. This is radical hospitality - bring the Good News out into the world...one home at a time. Beautiful!

Thank You! Merci! Grazie!
07/30/2019
Thank You! Merci! Grazie!

Thank You! Merci! Grazie!

So much happens over the summer, some of it quietly unnoticed. Those doing the work are often ones who aren't looking for recognition or thanks, but deserve it nonetheless. How can you thank these incredible staff and volunteers?

Kindness creates a bridge to friendship and community. If we can be anything - we should be kind. How do you practice th...
07/29/2019

Kindness creates a bridge to friendship and community. If we can be anything - we should be kind. How do you practice this in your life, your home or your ministry?

This month is when pastors are settling in to their new assignments. Did your parish do something to welcome your new pa...
07/26/2019

This month is when pastors are settling in to their new assignments. Did your parish do something to welcome your new pastor? We noted a few fabulous ones - picnics and potlucks, meet and greet receptions, house parties at the rectory and parish grounds, lunches and signs, welcome stories on websites and social media. Some even introduced pets and projects, hobbies and fun. What a great way to start off a new relationship, a fresh start and a future filled with promise and hope!

With wedding season in full force - what is your parish doing to connect with the bride, groom, families and guests? How...
07/22/2019

With wedding season in full force - what is your parish doing to connect with the bride, groom, families and guests? How is your parish reaching out and offering radical welcome and hospitality? Share your ideas with us - they will be contagious!

Joy - it comes from the depths of our being - from the heart of Jesus. It's the one thing people are hungry for today. S...
07/19/2019

Joy - it comes from the depths of our being - from the heart of Jesus. It's the one thing people are hungry for today. Share it with abandon!

Hospitality to our ministry leaders- what a beautiful thing. How could  you do this for your parish?
07/17/2019

Hospitality to our ministry leaders- what a beautiful thing. How could you do this for your parish?

Contact the Office of Clergy Excellence or Shade and Fresh Water https://www.flumc.org/shadeandfreshwater for resources.

Ministry Blueprints has some fabulous workshops in the making for fall and winter. We hope to share with parishes and st...
07/17/2019

Ministry Blueprints has some fabulous workshops in the making for fall and winter. We hope to share with parishes and staff just how important it is to tend to the little things. The first contact at a parish, the first step through your doors, the language and communication digital and written. These things matter. How would you rate your parish or staff, ministry leaders or teams on hospitality? It's the first thing - it sets the stage for everything else.

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."  CS LewisIt's all about the tea today!  Invite...
07/16/2019

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." CS Lewis

It's all about the tea today! Invite a friend to share a cup!

Hospitality is the kindness you show to everyone - friend and stranger alike. Challenge yourself today to a random act o...
07/12/2019

Hospitality is the kindness you show to everyone - friend and stranger alike. Challenge yourself today to a random act of kindness that makes you go out beyond your circle of comfort. Be brave. Be joyful. Be present!

07/10/2019
Let’s do something about this! Hospitality. Welcome. Invitation!
07/08/2019
Americans aged 60+ spend most of their waking hours alone

Let’s do something about this! Hospitality. Welcome. Invitation!

We’ve heard the post-Millennial generation referred to as the “lonely generation,” but right now there’s a different age group that’s spending the majority of its time…

07/08/2019
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects the freedom of others. " Nels...
07/05/2019

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects the freedom of others. " Nelson Mandela

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07/05/2019

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BRING THE KIDS, GRANDKIDS TO STORY TIME WITH PAX PETS
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00–11:30am, Room 101 & 102 (lower level near gym)
Families are invited to story time with the Pax Pets. Listen to a Pax Pet Team read a story, or kids can bring their own books and read to a pet team. No RSVP necessary.

"Authentic freedom is actually the freedom of knowing who you are, why you are here, your purpose in life and where you ...
07/03/2019

"Authentic freedom is actually the freedom of knowing who you are, why you are here, your purpose in life and where you are going when you leave here." Wayne Dyer

Whether you are with family this week, working, vacationing - make hospitality the heart of everything you do. Bake a tr...
07/01/2019

Whether you are with family this week, working, vacationing - make hospitality the heart of everything you do. Bake a treat to share, surprise someone with a note or flowers, be kind to all who serve you and be generous with compliments. You have the power to change hearts and make someone's day remarkable!

Those July 4th celebrations are coming soon. What will you do to offer hospitality to friends, family and those you enco...
06/28/2019

Those July 4th celebrations are coming soon. What will you do to offer hospitality to friends, family and those you encounter in your community? Let people know you are happy to be with them, grateful for the freedoms we enjoy and share hope for a safe and happy future. You might have just what people need! Faith. Hope. Love.

"But this I know for sure - as long as we're alive, choosing resurrection is always worth the risk." Parker Palmer
06/26/2019

"But this I know for sure - as long as we're alive, choosing resurrection is always worth the risk."
Parker Palmer

"Don't let your life be sterile. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith and your love."St. J...
06/24/2019

"Don't let your life be sterile. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith and your love."
St. Josemaria Escriva

06/21/2019
Invite someone over for a cuppa this week - nurture a friendship, or begin one anew.
06/19/2019

Invite someone over for a cuppa this week - nurture a friendship, or begin one anew.

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
06/17/2019

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Take a little time this summer to gather supplies for events you have this coming year. Scour tag sales and antique shop...
06/14/2019

Take a little time this summer to gather supplies for events you have this coming year. Scour tag sales and antique shops, your closets and your friends' basements! Take some time to get lost on Pinterest and maybe create some lovely table decor or gifty things. Not only will you be prepared, but it feeds the soul as well.

This time of the year is perfect for inviting new people into your ministry and work. Perhaps you met someone at an even...
06/12/2019

This time of the year is perfect for inviting new people into your ministry and work. Perhaps you met someone at an event, or a class, a celebration or a conference and they have that spark of joy, passion or creativity? Invite them our for coffee or an icy treat and find ways to include them in a new project or discover their gifts and find a good fit for them. At the heart of hospitality is invitation and welcome. Make room for something new!

"Hospitality ascribes value to people...they are worth welcoming."  John Pavlovlitz
06/10/2019

"Hospitality ascribes value to people...they are worth welcoming."
John Pavlovlitz

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06/08/2019

Ministry Blueprints's cover photo

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06/07/2019

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Scripture assures us that the Holy Spirit is not a generic force, one-size-fits-all, but a person, a relationship, a spirit that has “particular manifestations” and gives itself to each of us uniquely so that the understanding and strength that we receive are geared to help us in our own particular struggles.

Teams, committees, departments and ministries - find ways to discover, nurture, respect and share gifts- it’s how the ...
06/07/2019

Teams, committees, departments and ministries - find ways to discover, nurture, respect and share gifts- it’s how the Body of Christ is meant to be. #loveoneanother. #teamhospitality

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06/05/2019

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Open your family to others - have a large front door, a huge table, and a big, well-stocked refrigerator. Bring all the neighbours kids, the neighbours themselves, every kind of stranger, and especially the poor, to your table.

Farewells are never easy- but this is the season for graduations, pastor reassignments and ministry changes. How can hos...
06/05/2019

Farewells are never easy- but this is the season for graduations, pastor reassignments and ministry changes. How can hospitality reach in and make the transitions beautiful,loving, generous and memorable?
Prayer, food, gifts, parties, notes and presence. ❤️

Hospitality in the workplace is a necessary part of the environment. Invite co- workers to meet up for a break and provi...
06/03/2019

Hospitality in the workplace is a necessary part of the environment. Invite co- workers to meet up for a break and provide a healthy treat.
Write a thank you card to team mates after a successful event.
Make sure your office is a place of welcome to all who enter.

Hospitality to the smallest, most vulnerable in our midst is a gift. How do you tend to the children, elderly,disadvanta...
06/02/2019

Hospitality to the smallest, most vulnerable in our midst is a gift. How do you tend to the children, elderly,disadvantaged and marginalized? These are the people Jesus brought to the forefront and made us see,serve and love, just like he did. #lovehasnolimit

This time of the year most ministry leaders are weary. It will take kindness, generosity and encouragement to heal and r...
05/30/2019
This time of the year most ministry leaders are weary. It will take kindness, generosity and encouragement to heal and renew.

This time of the year most ministry leaders are weary. It will take kindness, generosity and encouragement to heal and renew.

I spent last week at a conference with wonderful ministry leaders and then some lovely time with young adult catechetical leaders at the end of  the week. There was a common feeling among us all - we are tired. We pack a lot in during the last months of the school year and give so much of ourselve...

Gett'n filmed! So excited to share who we are and what we're all about in a brand new way... Many thanks to the epic vid...
05/29/2019

Gett'n filmed! So excited to share who we are and what we're all about in a brand new way... Many thanks to the epic videography skills of Betsy Landsteiner !!

Gifts of Peace and Joy
05/27/2019
Gifts of Peace and Joy

Gifts of Peace and Joy

When I was a new mom, I was really excited to see in the church bulletin that they were offering a bible study for moms. I pictured all sorts of moms my age gettting togethr with our little ones, breaking open the word, hanging out and drinking coffee, talking about our amazing kids. Rather than tha...

05/23/2019

Ministry Blueprints had a beautiful time at NCCL. The dedication, love and passion of our church’s catechetical leaders overwhelms me. It boils down to a love affair with Jesus, his church and the world. #propheticwitness, #ncclconvocation2019

05/20/2019
Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Beautiful. Let’s make today amazing!

David Steidl-Rast says: “You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day; it’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you; it’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is, if you learn to respond as if it were the first day of your life and very last day, then you will have spent this day very well.”

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5794 Timber Ridge Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

Opening Hours

Monday 18:00 - 19:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 18:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 18:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(920) 427-2616

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