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 you are planning for something coming up. If something is good and cheap, it’s probably … Read more

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 making sure that an event is successful and often the event details over shadow the … Read more

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 attention to: Food No matter what else happens (good or bad) people remember the food.  … Read more

New Year Planning for Student Ministry

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 personal revolution again calendars that begin on Monday).  When you find you have an extra … Read more

Youth Ministry: Narrow the Focus, Widen the Impact

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 key areas that will make the most impact and bring about fruit.    If you … Read more