Update on Operation Inasmuch planning
    March 27 2010 by David W. Crocker, Executive Director, Operation Inasmuch, Inc.

    This is the fourth in a series of updates for churches participating in the Operation Inasmuch (OIAM) event all across North Carolina on April 24 and May 1.

    Watch future issues of the Biblical Recorder for more.

    Where you should be in your planning as of March 27
    • List of projects and project leaders should already be in hands of members
    • Launch your sign-up period. This period should begin on a Sunday but it will vary from church to church. It should begin no later than April 11.
    • Gather T-shirt sizes and quantities from volunteers as they sign up
    • Record sign-ups on master list spreadsheet
    • Plans for pre- and post-event gatherings should be 100 percent complete
    • Continue promotion throughout sign-up period
    • Plans for project leaders’ meeting (10 days prior to OIAM date)
      • Recast compelling vision for your OIAM
      • Instructions for all project leaders including purchasing/reimbursement procedures for materials used in their project
      • Provide up-to-date list of volunteers for each project leader
      • Enlist aid of project leaders in promoting participation in the pre-event gathering
    Project Idea — Free for All or free yard sale
    • Have members bring usable items to church day before OIAM (probably Friday)
    • Arrange items according to type
    • Prepare staffing and assistance for “shoppers”
    • Publicize project for target group(s), i.e., Hispanic population
    Register your church’s participation in the statewide Operation Inasmuch — www.ncoperationinasmuch.org and look for registration

    Official NCOIAM T-shirts available —
    Go to www.operationinasmuch.com and click on “Resources;” download order form (deadline for orders for April 24 OIAM is April 12)

    If you have photos or information about your event, send to Dianna Cagle at dianna@biblicalrecorder.org or call (919) 847-2127.
    3/27/2010 1:50:00 AM by David W. Crocker, Executive Director, Operation Inasmuch, Inc. | with 0 comments

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