Planning church events doesn't have to be an exhausting and frustrating process. It IS possible to have enough volunteers, get decisions made in a timely manner, and not go over budget...all without practically living at the church for several weeks.
I've planned church events from 1,000 to nearly 10,000 attendees and learned plenty of lessons along the way. One lesson was to stop and look at the big picture BEFORE doing any detailed planning. I've condensed that lesson into the Church Event Planning Questionnaire.