Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20.

But with Memorial Day weekend in the rearview mirror, summer is unofficially here.

It’s time for vacations, cookouts, and for those of you with kids, constantly answering the question “What are we going to do today?”

But what about your ministry?

It’s not like everything comes to a screeching halt while you head to the lake.

Assuming you want to keep serving and reaching people, here are some things you can do this summer:

#1 – Connect Relationally With Key Leaders

You can leverage the relaxed feel of summer by scheduling opportunities to hang out with board members, key donors, or volunteers.

Invite people over to your house for a cookout.

You don’t need agendas or action items – just enjoy some relational time.

#2 – Send out a “Halfway Update”

Since June marks the halfway point of the year, send out a “Halfway Update” to all of your supporters and ministry partners.

Let people know what they have been a part of so far this year.   Think of this like a simpler version of your annual report. You could even squish all the content to one page to keep it simple.

#3 – Review Your Fall Calendar

The month of June is a great time to look ahead to the second half of the year and pay special attention to the fall. Make sure important dates are on your calendar and on your radar. Things like…

Leverage the summer months to connect relationally with people, update all of your supporters and prepare for the fall.

And while you’re at it, grill some hotdogs and watch baseball.

It’s summer!


Jon Bennett
President & CEO
Ministry Ventures

Need A Quick Summer Read?

Check out Dan Glaze’s new ebook titled Make Your Fundraising Go Viral. It’s a free download and a quick read. Enjoy!