SPONSORING A GODWRITING WORKSHOP
You asked about sponsoring a Godwriting workshop in Reno, Nevada. I was going to write a formal thing, but I find I just want to write to you personally. :)
A Godwriting workshop is a beautiful blending of hearts and souls coming together with the common purpose of hearing what God wants to say. God is whispering to us all the time, and He wants us to hear Him. Our desire to hear God directly is a reflection of His desire that we do. A Godwriting workshop creates a climate where the impulse to hear what God says is irresistible. From there, God comes in and “does” the rest.
In collaboration with a sponsor, I am happy to go anywhere to give a workshop, small or large. It can be in a home or in a church or in a library or park or a storefront or someone’s front porch! If you simply want to invite your friends, that’s fine. If you want to go all out, that’s fine too. Usually book signings a day or two before the workshop help to build the momentum.
It is a beautiful thing when someone offers to sponsor a workshop. I am most grateful. The sponsor’s responsibility is to make all the arrangements, set up book signings, find the location, invite the people, publicize the workshop, register participants, Xerox, accept payment, and take care of upfront expenses, including the facilitator’s transportation, housing, and meals. The sponsor is reimbursed for expenses from the top of whatever income the workshop brings in as soon as it comes in.
I'll just mention that churches, for example, like to set up their own fee schedule for workshops, and that's fine.
Naturally, I will give you all the help I can from afar, do radio interviews, supply jpg’s of posters, announcements etc., whatever we think of.
Nancy List who set up two workshops in Pennsylvania found that what brought the most return was her calling people and calling them back and even picking them up! If you have the workshop at a church or through an organization, they have mailing lists and resources that can be great help. But remember a small informal group is just fine too.
Workshops are offered on two consecutive afternoons, usually Saturday and Sunday. One workshop includes two consecutive sessions. Both sessions are necessary. The hours are usually 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 or 5:00 P.M.
I’m sure you will have more questions, dear Delite! I'll look for them as a reply to this.
God bless you.
P.S. Presently we have no way of tracking what city subscribers live in. If you live in or near Reno, maybe you would post a message here to let us know.