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My church had our second ministry fair this past Sunday, so I took some pictures of a few of the tablescapes. I love tablescapes! All you need is a table and theme, then let your creativity go wild! Here are 5 considerations for your ministry’s tablescape.

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1. Simplicity – Our women’s Discovery Bible Study group went with a simple, understated, but cozy tablescape. This perfectly represents the “feel” of these small groups that meet on Wednesday nights. They limit their groups to about 4 women, and meet in intimate settings where they study the Bible together.

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2. Unique Backdrops – One component of creating tablescapes that I always struggle with is the backdrop; I never can decide how to create an appropriate backdrop for my tablescape. I liked how the flower ministry team created these beautiful banners to use as their backdrop. It doesn’t have to be a solid backdrop; it can be more simple and eye-catching! They also gave flowers away to those who stopped at their booth – very clever!

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3. Strategic Planning – Our Women on Mission (WOM) used a “fair” theme for their booth. They had a motive for this – our town’s annual Strawberry Festival is slated for next weekend, which is where our WOM will be planted to host one of their largest fundraisers for mission work. Smart idea!

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4. Using Themes – Here is a shout out to our Men’s Ministry. Their theme is “Iron Sharpens Iron” which is why they went with this workbench/tool shop tablescape. I love the use of crates and tools.

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5. Showcasing – Use neat props to showcase items. For our Women’s Involvement Ministry “Joppa”, I used a DIY chicken wired window frame to showcase our ministry’s newsletters. This way prospects can see some of the ministry projects we have worked on in recent years.

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I also used a retro suitcase to display our T-shirts and totes.
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Tablescapes are so fun! I have to also show off the Champion ribbon for Joppa’s tablescape – BOOM! My elder daughter, Kassie, and I hosted the Women’s Involvement Ministry table. I think she made the difference, because I did not win a thing last year – not even honorable mention! Thanks, Kassie!

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Want to learn more about preparing the perfect tablescapes? Check out these posts:

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Check out some of the other blogs I like to link up to here.

Author Gina Duke is a wife, mother and Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. With a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, she is able to bring a clear word for authentic Christian living. Through her book, “Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray” (Abingdon Press), she imparts 1 Peter 4:7 with the gift of structured prayer journaling. Ms. Duke also blogs and offers numerous videos and resources at GinaDuke.com. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.

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