“We had an excellent time on Saturday 25 July with Craig Rust from Divine Cakes. Over 50 people came out to enjoy some cake and hear from Craig. We learnt an incredible amount from Craig, namely around targeting your marketing and thinking outside the box. Rather than just “making cakes,” Craig kept the core ethos of “helping people celebrate” at the core of his business which was essential in rallying his staff around that vision in order to achieve some big goals. Knowing your target market; for him, one target market was kids, so they went on “What Now” for a period of time so that kids knew who Divine Cakes were. So that when kids had birthday parties, they asked for a Divine Cake. The Q&A time was great too… We learnt that we should only borrow money to fund Fixed Asset purchases, machinery, land & buildings etc, but not borrow money to service current assets (bank account, general expenses, working capital etc) and also intangible assets (like goodwill and brand development)… Overall it was a great time and we hope to have Craig back with us again down the track.”
Our recent Missions Night was a great success with over 140 people in attendance. People came eager to hear details of our upcoming missions trips to Uganda, Alaska, Rarotonga and Burma. With a focus on the fast approaching Uganda trips, speakers gave overviews of what to expect when travelling on missions. There was also a question and answer time with a panel of those who have previously been involved with Celebration Missions.
If you weren't able to attend, but are still interested in going on a Missions Trip, click here for our information package.
We had an awesome weekend recently with the new Interns for Factory 2015! Everyone came along hungry to learn, grow, and push deeper into the presence and call of God around their lives. There were some wonderful testimonies shared on the Saturday night, as people spoke of connecting to a new spiritual family, picking up the call of God, and learning to warfare and intercede for others.
We have an exciting year ahead!