Event Planning

Hosting great events involves deciding which events support the vision, considering the church calendar, and planning well in advance.

3 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Community

What kind of reputation does your church have within your community? Do people know where you’re located and what you believe? What would they say about the “vibe” they get from your church members (warm and forgiving or uptight and self-righteous)? Do local leaders (fire/police chief, mayor, director of a homeless shelter, etc) have the […]

3 Questions to Guide Your Christmas Planning

With Christmas around the corner, hopefully your team started planning even before your local stores started putting up Christmas merchandise. Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on your plans or are just getting started, here are a few questions to help guide your Christmas planning: #1 – What are we trying to accomplish? It’s easy […]

5 Questions to an Improved Church Event Schedule

Special events can be productive and beneficial to your church. Community service projects, youth camps, couples retreats and more may be a core part of your church’s annual calendar. However, if you’re running the same events year after year, it might be time to step back and evaluate which ones you should keep and which you […]

My Christmas Prayer for You

Christmas can be a puzzling time of year. It’s a joyous occasion for what and Whom we celebrate. It’s a time where the malls are packed and people dread dealing with that family member. It can be heart-wrenching for those who are missing loved ones or dealing with loss. In the midst of crazed holiday […]

3 Ways Special Events Build Momentum

Looking to build momentum while rallying your congregation and serving your community? Special events and outreaches are great ways to accomplish both goals simultaneously. Here are three ways special events build momentum along with event ideas for each: #1: Attract people who may not otherwise come to a church. Bring in inflatables and games for […]

4 Tips for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Halloween costumes are fighting for shelf space with Thanksgiving decorations and it won’t be long before stores are packed with frantic shoppers. The holiday season will be here soon and with it comes additional opportunities for your church. Holiday outreaches and special Christmas services are ways to reach people who typically don’t attend church. This […]

I’m going to Disneyland!

It’s the line we hear after every Super Bowl – the camera pans over to one of the star players, someone asks what he’s going to do next and the player shouts that he’s “going to Disneyland!”.  We easily accept that the players are celebrating their win.  Their fans are ecstatic, the big trophy is […]

What should happen after a big event?

The guests are gone, the decorations are back in storage, the venue has been cleaned, and the team members are all at home in a work-induced fog trying to catch up on lost sleep. The event was successfully completed…so, what happens now?  Do you forget what just happened and move on to the next one?  […]