Saturday, June 28, 2008
At 11:15 am yesterday I walked into the lunch room, and stopped dead in my tracks because the Diet Coke had been replaced with Coke Zero. I seriously didn't know what to do. So I called my friend Heather, and told her I was devastated that the Diet Coke was gone, and I NEEDED her to fix it. She said she would make some calls. At 12:30 she called me and told me it was getting fixed, and at 12:45 I got a text message from Allison McCroskey that said "Ryanne is a HERO! The Diet Coke is back in the machine."
Some might call it power, but it mostly about knowing the right people. I am so glad we got it fixed, because it is basically my life line...who knows how long it would have lasted.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The only thing wrong with doing nothing is you never know when you're finished. -AnonymousAll week we have been sweeping, shoveling, hanging and doing our best to get the Refinery ready for two grand opening events and the first four church services ever in the building. It has been an amazing time of bonding and excitement. Today was the first of two days off. I had all these plans do to things that I have been putting off for the last three weeks until we got through the chaos. On the list: a massage, pedicure, buy new make-up, get a car wash, do laundry, grocery shop, etc.
I have been known to waste a whole day doing nothing. I could easily watch a whole season of Veronica Mars in my bed, or play video games for eight hours. BUT today I did nothing. Absolutely nothing. It felt good this morning, but as we head into evening I am feeling a little bit like I wasted a perfectly good day off, and now I am down to just one more day off. I have a lot to accomplish tomorrow!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Beautiful oak entertainment center for sale. Has 3 adjustable shelves, and 2
permanent ones. Also, has three DVD drawers with dividers. Measurements for
whole entertainment center are: 51Hx65Wx20D. Measurements for TV space is:
33Wx28H. You must be able to pick it up from home, and it will take three to
four men to move it.
Not really a great sales pitch...but my brain is tired and it has to go. I will let you know the results.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
1 Leader Appreciation BBQ
1 Senior Dinner
8,000 times that I have laughed
4 Potential Volunteer Meetings
3 Trips to Party City
5 Loads of Laundry
0 Hours of TV Watched
Probably 300 emails read/responded to/created
1 Million times I have said "Oh you are a life saver...thank you so much"
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
20 expectations of summer interns
1. Know what is on your calendar before you come in for the day.
We live and die by our calendars in the office. Nothing throws you off more than forgetting about a meeting. Also, summer events don’t always allow you to run home and change your clothes. OUTLOOK is one of your most important resources…use it!
2. Expect to be at all HSM events…if you’re not sure, ASK!
3. Have a good attitude.
If you don’t have a good attitude, take some time for yourself to read, relax and refresh.
4. Check Basecamp Tuesday thru Friday
5. Know what is expected of you on the weekend
· Be on time.
· Help set up.
· Greet Volunteers
· Jump in where needed
· Sit with students during the service - Don’t stand in the back!!!
6. You are responsible for your emails, voicemails, and texts.
Check them often and return them in a timely manner – every 24 hours (at most), but take care of Pastoral Care issues IMMEDIATELY!
7. Communicate where you are going and when you will be back
There is no such thing as over communicating and don’t ever assume someone knows where you are. Keep JG in the loop at all times.
8. NEVER say “I don’t know”…ALWAYS say “Let me find out”
Try and know every detail about events on the calendar (Location, Price, Where to meet, Times) and GO get the information for a student, parent or volunteer rather then sending them to someone. Also, walk them over to the person with the answer and listen to what they have to say – then next time you won’t have to ask.
9. Know that everything can change at ANY moment…go with it.
10. Ask questions.
A lot of them. Why we do things? How we do things? What if we did things a different way? Even if it is to confirm what you already know…ask questions!
11. Write it down.
You should not go into a meeting (one-on-one or with the team) with out a pad of paper and a pen – bring your Moleskine.
12. Expect to pay for your own meals.
Team lunches are a privilege, and we will try to feed everyone whenever we are asking them to work through a meal, but never assume it is on HSM.
13. Ask for a deadline (because there is one).
Asking will save you from conflict and unknown expectations. Even if the person can’t give you an exact time, ask them about how long they think it should take you.
14. Don’t be scared to ask for time with people.
You are here to learn and experience the inner workings of ministry. EVERYONE at Saddleback is working with a packed schedule, BUT you can not receive unless you ASK. If there is someone in Student Ministries or the church that you would like time with ask JG and he will try his hardest to make it happen.
15. Let Josh Griffin know when you need his time.
The easiest way is to set up a meeting with him, but even when his door is closed it is really open.
16. Protect your day off.
Because if you don’t…no one else will.
17. If you’re not doing anything…ask how you can help.
18. KNOW THIS: We COULD NOT do ministry with out Volunteers.
Learn their names
Talk to them
Tell them how much you appreciate them
Involve them with what you are doing
Ask for their help
Make a big deal when they do help
Pray for them
19. Know who does what on the Student Ministries team.
Student Ministries is a team and it is so important that we help each other whenever we can.
20. Spiritual Life is Essential!
You have 72 days…make each one count!