The best way to plan and lead your community is to think in months and then weeks. Planning week-to-week is too exhausting, especially for the busy leader. There is too much to think through and everything comes quickly in the normal rhythm of life. When leaders plan week-to-week their intentionality becomes nearly non-existent, and their organization tends to fall apart. The weeks become disconnected. The movement of the community towards something stalls.
It is better to do the bulk of the planning month-to-month. You can plan it all out with balance and then you can move forward preparing for each week. Planning monthly also gives the entire community a heads up, so they can plan their lives accordingly. Use this resource to plan well or in coaching to help leaders plan:
- Tips on Planning
- Example of a Monthly Plan
- Template for Planning
Authored by Brad Watson.
The Planning a Month of Missional Community ZIP file that you download includes PDF, DOCX and PAGES filetypes of the document.