Step 1: Forward information about a Christan marriage conference to your Pampered Chef team.
That’s it, one step. Simple, huh?
When I was a fairly new director, I had just about 10 people total on my team… I knew just about everything about every single one of them, and they were all Christians. Times change, my team has grown, and now I don’t know all of them that well, but at the same time I thought it wouldn’t hurt to forward information onto my entire team (via our team yahoo group e-mail) about Family Life’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference that will be in Austin May 2-4. Part of this is that I’m a group coordinator, but also I think this is going to be an amazing, marriage-changing weekend and I want to tell everybody about it.
So, my feeling about unwanted e-mails is that you just ignore them and hit “delete”. I expect that most people feel the same way.
Someone on my team of the homosexual persuasion doesn’t feel that way. Here’s what he said about it (to the whole team!):
The website contains a lot of homophobic crap. I don’t want to be included in emails about “christian” events that would only include me and anyone that I know only if I had to pretend I was someone I’m not ie- a ‘good’ gay who humbly acts like my life is a sin so that I can be ‘accepted’.
One of my friends from church who his also on my Pampered Chef team was really upset, and e-mailed back (to the whole team!). And then someone else tried to diffuse the situation… it was a whole big thing. I don’t understand why the e-mail wasn’t just deleted. I mean, he had to click on the web link and then LOOK for material that said the bible doesn’t allow for homosexual relationships, sex before marriage, etc., etc.
I’ve learned my lesson: no non-Pampered Chef e-mails to my entire team, especially if they have to do with Christianity. Right?
(By the way, if you want to find out more about this conference, go to www.weekendtoremember.com. If you want to register and save $80 per couple, use my group code by April 14th: 13746.)