We are now in what I call prime time. This means it is finally time for recruiting men to attend the retreat. Hopefully you have already reserved slots, and now it is time to recruit men to fill those slots. In order to help you do this let me remind you that we have a number of tools to use under the forms tab up above.
The newest tool is the PowerPoint slide which is available in standard and widescreen. This file is editable, and unless your Men’s Ministry Leader is named John Doe, you will need to change the contact name. But of course, you can change anything else you need to adjust for your group as well. Notice this lists the deadline as the last Sunday in March. You can edit this, but it is essential that your church have the final payment to us and all the T-shirt sizes to us by April 5 so that we can turn in the T-shirt order. The date listed there was to allow your church time to gather and mail the info, knowing that we are outlying enough that the postal service can often take another day to arrive.
The coolest tool is the videos. The strongest draw you are likely to get for the event will be when men watch one of these videos. You might show them during your Men’s Bible Study or even play them during the announcements. One was done during the retreat last year and is a little rougher all around. The other was prepared later by the camp photographer and is more polished.
The most common tools are the posters, brochures and registration forms. These are in PDF you can print either in house or at a local business supply. Our local place only charged 34 cents for each copy of the large posters we wanted. Put them up wherever men are likely to see. I even put them up in between urinals in the men’s room.
We also have a number of different clip art pieces you can use if you want to include the event in your newsletter or produce your own materials.