7 Questions to Ask for New Year Planning

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It’s here – a new start to another calendar year.  Here are questions to ask as you are planning: What would you like to have accomplished by the end of this year? What is one thing you wished had been … Continued

Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick Two…

This is a pretty standard thought that I’ve heard in a variety of places.  I was in a meeting and someone said, “you’ve got good, fast and cheap, pick two.”  It makes sense. And it’s worth thinking of again as … Continued

How to increase attendance at events in just 20 minutes

This is a generalization, but often, a pastor, staff person or active church member will invest twenty or more hours in developing a particular outreach event and not invest the needed time to invite the community. Publicity is a huge part of … Continued

Four Things I Give Attention To When Developing A Conference Or Event.

I have had the privilege of developing and participating in countless retreats, conferences, ministry events, camps, and seminars over the last few years.  Though there are lots of little things that need to be in place, here are four things I give … Continued

New Year Planning for Student Ministry

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The week between Christmas and New Year is a good time to take a look at next year. To start with, I usually print off a monthly calendar.  Make sure your calendar begins with Sunday (I want to start a … Continued

Youth Ministry: Narrow the Focus, Widen the Impact

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You only have so much time. With all the possibilities, directions and ideas that come to our attention in a variety of ways, let’s step back and sharpen the plan for the coming calendar year.  Use this downtime to focus on … Continued