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We can’t all do the same thing

By Kayla

If this past year has taught us anything at our retreat centers, it is teamwork.  When teams are cut to the bare bones, you learn just how important each individual’s contributions are.  It reminds me of 1 Corinthians 12:

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.  For the body is not one member, but many.  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?  But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.  And if they were all one member, where were the body?  But now are they many members, yet but one body.  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.  Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:  And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.  For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.  Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

This also applies to event planners.  Every person on your planning team plays a critical role in creating a successful event, just like all parts make up the body.  Without the treasurer, you would have no money to pay for the venue.  Without the activities person, you wouldn’t have any speakers or games.  All of these things are required to make an event successful and thus all have great importance.  But at the same time, we can’t all do the same thing or the event wouldn’t happen.

If you are still at the start of planning, we have a great blog to help you establish your event planning team.

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