The future of our Monthly Faithbooking Crop hangs in the balance and the survey that follows is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
Our very first faithbooking crop at Hosanna! took place in October 2005; it began as quarterly event with workshops in January, April, July, and October. The crops always ran from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, with the option of staying as late as 9:00 pm. By the end of 2006 we were hosting monthly workshops from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, with the 9:00 pm end time option offered quarterly.
For the last year or so, Hosanna! has been unable to accommodate a quarterly 9:00 pm end time and our regular workshops have been shortened by one hour, ending promptly at 3:00 pm instead of 4:00 pm. Attendance and volunteer support have dropped considerably and I feel the time has come to make a significant change. Here are the options I am considering:
1. Continuing with the current schedule at Hosanna! (which runs through August) and then ending the crops altogether.
2. Continuing with the current schedule at Hosanna! (which runs through August) and then finding a new location with adequate space, light, and tables. Finding another church (or churches) willing to host our crops on a quarterly basis, would be the best option. The alternative would be renting a location and charging a workshop fee… meaning some would not be able to afford to attend. (Just the thought of that makes me want to end the crops altogether.) We have always provided materials to those attending who were unable to provide for themselves. Having to cover the expense of renting a space as well just doesn’t seem feasible.
3. Continuing with the current schedule at Hosanna! (which runs through August) and then… waiting. Waiting on God to see what He has next instead of pushing this into a direction contrary to His plan.
I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the matter! My decision will be based on your responses. Click HERE to complete the survey (you will remain completely anonymous) by Friday, March 23, 2012. I will post the results and plans for the Monthly Faithbooking Crop on Monday, March 26, 2012. Thank you SO MUCH!!!