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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Movers and Shakers 5.25.10

Movers and Shakers
May 25, 2010

Attendance: TJ Gorum, Linsey Gwin, Don Gorospe, David Saito, Joshua Luke, Chris Brosz, Auna Kirakos, Paul Kirakos, Barbara Gum, Charisa Gum, Jamie Uyeno, Tua Mahaley

Ministry Management
High School Camp

Ministry Management:
We went over our scheduled tasks, see grid for details

High School Camp:
TJ asked big question... WHY DO WE DO CAMP?

- time with kids away from distractions of world
- long period of time we have with kids
- to build relationship
- meet Jesus - we learn/teach who He is, Love Him, many times camp is where our decisions for Christ are made
- FUN!!!!
- discipleship - leaders get to spend time w/kids in the word; we build relationships and trust;
- the BIGGEST EVENT we get with them

If we EVER forget why are doing this, or get too lost in what we are doing, we need to remember this!!!

Ideas for Summer Camp:
Out of all the ideas we brainstormed the three most appealing and tangible were:
1) tent camping on Oahu
2) getting a beach house
3) outer island camp

Of those three, we concentrated on a Big Island camp. We listed the costs for what it would take to pull this off and broke it down.

Big Island Camp (for approximately 45 people):

Flights - $4,500
Food - 1,800 (ten meals per person @ 40.00/person)
Transportation - 2,100
Activities - 2,500
Shirts - 500
Lodging - 2,025

w/out lodging - 12,870

All aspects of the camp were put on the board and split according to who wanted to help in whatever area they wanted.

Contact New Hope Hilo - TJ
- about transportation, lodging, food, logistics
Airlines/Hawaiian Air - Barbara
- find out earliest flight out on Friday July 23 and evening flights on July 26th and 27th. also look into how we can use Hawaiian Miles
Lodging - Auna, Paul, Jamie
- research KMC, other Hilo locations, and Oahu locations as well. Looking for prices and facilities
Food - Charisa
- talk to Roland
Fundraising - Tua, David, Josh
Camp #'s - Linsey
- find out how many leaders/support staff/volunteers/kids/etc we need


Thursday, May 13, 2010

hi guys,

just a note, no tuesday meeting coming up. Tj will be in Kauai and Paul is gradauating from PacRim.
Movers and Shakers
Tuesday May 11, 2010

Attendees: TJ Gorum, Tua Mahaley, Barbara Gum, Chris Brosz, Jamie Uyeno

To Do List
Family Focus
Summer Camp

To Do List:
Look back at our initiatives and it's progress.

TJ: completed all but one. last one pending
Jamie: completed: waiting on calender and some other info to put into motion
Meghan: completed: smart goal steps in place too! yay!
Barbara: completed: database pending Fellowship One training
Chris: items not due yet

Management table to come

Family Focus:
We discussed the idea of having the parents of the tween kids becoming part of the parent council idea. Where this age group, aka "Gap" ages 9-11, are not coming over to the jr. high ministry. One the biggest reason is that there is no connection with our leaders and those tweens. A "Gap" ministry would focus on building the relationships between 'tweens and jr. high leaders/jr. high students while also making sure the curriculum is age appropriate.

Ideas of asking the parents of this age group now, to meet and discuss options and see if any leaders for this idea come from this.

** Idea of "Gap" Ministry tabled pending prayer and further looking into

Summer Camp:

Got word that we are not going with Leeward anymore. Discussed options of summer camp.

- have our own camp at Kualoa Beach Park.
we would need:
- permit
- people to take point and RUN with this
- use student leaders to run games, speak, share, run camp
- K.P. groups: this would encourage teamwork, bonding, building relationships
- "survivor" camp: they are only allowed to bring basics
- high school only.
- have student interns plan jr high retreat.
- jr. high have a retreat like last time, small and intimate: idea pending

camp is tentatively set for July 24-26.
Next meeting all encouraged to come so we can discuss all options and ideas and then run with it. We only have about 8 weeks til camp.


We also discussed a more efficient way to communicate with everyone involved with Radipex ministry. A leader/volunteer expectation and requirements list to be coming out again. All new volunteers must go through checklist with a leader. One requirement will be to have a gmail account so you can access the notes, schedules, etc.

- next meeting Camp is main focus

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Movers and Shakers 5.04.10

Movers and Shakers
Tuesday May 4, 2010

Attendance: TJ Gorum, Meghan Koizumi, Jamie Uyeno, Barbara Gum, Chris Brosz

No formal agenda...

Working on ...
- TJ's Management System (TJ and Jamie)
- Dashboard
- a weekly count of how many students we have and what leaders are there. this will help to see if we are growing and reaching people

Initiative updates:
- TJ:
Sunday Schedule - done
Student/Leader plan - done
Leader Roles - In progress
Talk to Sarah about May Movie - done
Start summer camp - in progress

- Jamie:
Info table - done
Google Calender - done

- Chris:
Invitation - in progress
Name tags - in progress
Interest Groups - in progress

We talked about wanting more parent involvement, shifting from individual ministry to more family-centric.
* Goal: Support and build strong families

What problems do we see in the Teen-Parent-Radipex relationships??

  • no communication between parent/teen (lack of in depth conversation)
  • parents not living out beliefs at home (hypocrisy)
  • non-christian parents
  • parents taking away small groups or church as punishment
  • no parents on Radipex team
  • we (Radipex) have no idea what their (parent and teens) home life is like**
  • no communication between parent and us (Radipex team)**
  • no family-centric events/activities
  • parents don't know how to be parents**
  • no clear roles/expectations of us from parents and parents from us
  • abdication of spiritual life of teen to us
  • youth groups being used as a glorified babysitting service

** indicates top three problems we see

What are possible solutions to improve communication between Radipex and parents????

  • a newsletter - filled with events (dates, times, places, activity), sunday message ( what we're learning and going over during sundays), ministry victories, small leader bio's, invitations to join small groups, questions that they can do together as a family devo time. {1}
  • leader/parent family night {2}
  • parent packet - schedule of events/activities, available small groups, leader bio's, ministry goals, expectations of leaders and parents and teens {1}
  • web stuff - blog, oikas {3}
  • welcome orientation - lets piggy back on the welcome orientation {1}
  • train small group leaders - make it mandatory for leaders to meet parents as a requirement to be in small groups {1}
  • phone/text{3}
  • email- fellowship one is a new tool that, once up and running and we have someone trained, will be an amazing asset to us {1}
  • parent council - a sure way to understand whats going on in home life and give parents a voice in our ministry {2}
  • database - of teens: pictures, names, address, email, phone, age, etc. {1}

{} - indicates priority list: 1 being "lets get the ball rolling" and 3 being "lets put this on the back burner for now"


- TJ
- Sunday Schedule thru July
- Parent Council (SMART plan)
- Summer Camp

- Jamie
- Newsletter (SMART plan)

- Meghan
- Welcome Orientation (SMART plan)

- Chris
- Fix blogspot web page
- Invitation/name tags/radipex reserved signs

- Barbara
- Database update

- Sarah
- train small groups leaders????