Come and Try Day (s)
“Next Thursday you can come to our parish Centre and learn how to play the piano / Knit / cook / do Pilates / Participate in a Brick Club.”
Come and try days help provide us with new recreational options and build stronger communities. They are easy to organize, welcoming to the community and help position the church as a valuable part of the community.
Hold an event which provides members of the community an opportunity to learn a new skill or activity and possibly get involved in an organization that promotes that activity.
To provide an opportunity for clubs to promote themselves.
To provide an opportunity for new and current residents.
To provide an opportunity for lonely and elderly residents to make new social and special interest, connections.
To hold an activity which only aims at local residents and builds community connectedness.
To provide an opportunity to enhance the position of the Anglican Church as an important part of the community.
To demonstrate to the broader community that Church buildings can be welcoming spaces.
On an afternoon / evening in ?
One or a range of activities could be demonstrated with displays and interactive exercises. Follow up events could be held to encourage community involvement.
It would be good for the parish to review:
The range of activities currently available,
What resources are available to help including funding, facilities and volunteers?
What are the local community needs and interests?
What gaps are evident that the parish could address?
How does this project align with the goals of the Parish and Diocese of Ballarat?
Can Anglicare Victoria assist in this process?
Week day or week end.
When would more locals come?
Are community grants available?
Time to organize the event
|Agree on concept||PC||Week 12|
|Identify possible groups to be invited||PC||Week 4|
|Identify possible organizing partners||PC||Week 8|
|Identify media||PC||Week 10|
|Write media plan||PC||Week 8|
|Check public liability cover.||PC||Week 10|
|Determine date and tentatively book venue||PC||Week 10|
|Determine and appoint Volunteer roles||PC|
|Review viability of project||PC||Week 8|
|Send out invitations||PC||Week 7|
|Start marketing plan||PC||Week 4|
|Arrange equipment if requires||PC||Week 6|
|Hold event||PC||Week 0|
|Meetings||PC||Weeks 12, 8,4, 2 from event|
Have questions? Want help?
The Ministry Development Committee
Chair: The Rev’d Robyn Shackell
0419 365 824
1800 377 842 [1800 DPS VIC].
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