Motivational "survivor kit" for church missions council

Encouragement gifts for leaders of church missions councils or committees

Prepare little sacks in which you put a copy of the following note along with one of each item named.

For a similar gift bag for pastors, go to Welcome, Pastors.

Global outreach council survivor kit

This kit was especially designed for your use at any time. Store in a handy place for occasional or daily use. This kit contains the following:

Paper clip - To keep things together when they seem to be out of control
Rubber band - To remind you that there is always a squeeze or hug when you need it
Kleenex - To wipe a tear or blow a nose (yours or someone else's)
Candy kisses - Self-explanatory
Smooth stone - The end result of rough times which wind up refining and polishing us
Eraser - To erase misunderstandings
Stationery - To send a long-overdue note
Recipe - Something to share with a friend
Band-aid - To heal a hurt (yours or someone else's)
Bible promise - To be read and believed daily

drawing of a metal paper clip

I do not know who should get credit for coming up with this idea. If you know, please e-mail me: I'd like to give credit to that person!

    -- Howard Culbertson,

Missions council / committee helps:    Conflict management     Difficult group members    Meeting icebreakers and motivational candy    Nazarene Missions International (NMI) resources     Pledge     President's checklist

Welcome new pastors     Alabaster and Elizabeth Vennum     Praying for missionaries     Ten ways to avoid becoming a missionary     Ten ways to ruin your mission trip     First-ever Nazarene Work & Witness trip     What should NMI leaders emphasize each month?