Lauri sent me an idea for Fun Friday, so I think I’ll just “copy and paste” what she said.
Our pastor was telling us about another church he knew in Michigan where
they would occasionally hand out a “You done good” postcard to someone
who had done an exceptional job of serving. The card was really a coupon
that could be redeemed at the church office. The person could pick from
a variety of “prizes:” a free cup of coffee at a local restaurant, an
ice cream cone, a free message CD, a book, etc.
I am totally going to adopt this idea and use it for my Awana leaders
this year. Anytime I notice them really doing a great job or helping us
“above and beyond the regular call of duty,” I’m going to give them a
card to redeem for something. I just have to come up with nice
somethings that our budget can afford. But what a great way to
acknowledge, reward and encourage our leaders.