Rules of Thumb & Questions for Church Calendar Planning

Some Rules of Thumb for Church Calendar Planning:
  1. “God is looking for people through whom he can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” – A.W. Tozer
  2. The end result of every event should be people moving closer to Christ.Everything must be filtered through the Great Commission of Making Disciples.
  3. Define how each thing we do CULTIVATES, PLANTS Seeds, or Brings in a HARVEST. Everything must be filtered through the urgency of evangelism.
  4. Are there any events that we need to kill?
  5. Are there any events from the past that we wish we hadn’t killed?
  6. Are there any events that need to be moved?
  7. Is there an opportunity we’re missing on our calendar? (Have you said, “Aw man, we should have done _____!)
  8. Rule: Only one Special Event (all church) per month
  9. Special Events should include every demographic in our church at least once per year – Men, Women, Teens, Kids, Married Couples, Singles, Older adults

What rules and questions guide your churches calendar planning?

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on December 2, 2016, in Church. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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