I Can't Do All This Myself - Managing the Room
right! The resource room needs more than the "Resource Room Lady.” It
needs a staff of people! The resource room lady may be sick or out of town or
even move away. Who will take care of things then?
is ideal for the resource room lady to be able to find one or two people who
are "kindred spirits.” These ladies will be as passionate about teaching
and visual aids as she is. They will be willing to give their time and energy
to the work. They will be willing to learn the inventory of supplies, the
location of every visual, the checkout system, and the best practices for
creating visuals. They will be willing to be in charge of one area of work in
the room if the resource room lady asks. And they will be willing to step in
when the Resource Room Lady is unavailable.
proven approach is to have these women and two or three others who will agree
to learn the check-out system staff the room on a rotating schedule. Each woman
would be assigned to work one week each month to check materials in and out and
to put them away properly. That means that no one person has to be in the room
more than once or twice each month. This allows all the members of the staff to
be able to have greater fellowship with the congregation. It also provides a
greater selection of women who can step in if a group activity takes several
away at the same time. It allows for flexibility in scheduling around family
needs. And maybe best of all, having a staff can help prevent resource lady
Having a good resource room lady is truly a blessing to a congregation. But having a staff of helpers is an even greater blessing! Why not volunteer today!