In youth ministry, we all know what it’s like to leave our planning to the last possible second. Maybe you started planning that big retreat of yours a few weeks too late, and now you’re scrambling to get it all done. Or maybe you’re halfway through the school year when you realize… Wait, when’s the last time I sent a parent email? Or maybe it’s Wednesday morning and you’re frantically Googling, “free youth ministry sermons.” We’ve all been there, but let’s be honest. Procrastination is the worst. It’s stressful and timeconsuming and we always, always, regret it.

So how about we try something different this year? How about we start planning our ministries an entire year at a time? It only takes one day each year, and it’s going to make the other 364 days of your year so much more fun, peaceful, and effective. If it sounds too good to be true… well, it’s not. It’s actually really doable with the Grow annual strategy.

1. Watch the planning meeting walkthrough

In this 39 minute tutorial, Kenny and Elle walk through how to run an annual planning meeting for your ministry using the Grow Strategy Board.

2. Download the planning meeting resources

Everything you need to plan your year is included in this download:

  • Editable Calendars
  • Printable Calendar Cards
  • Planning Timeline
  • Planning Meeting Schedule
  • Shopping Lists
  • Weekly and Monthly To-Do Lists
  • Walk Through Videos

3. Download calendars and to-do lists

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4. Download the Grow Weekly Planners

How many times have you started a week with intentionality, only to reach the weekend feeling unaccomplished and still unprepared for Sunday? It’s easy to let the demands of ministry keep you from doing the actual ministry. That’s where The Pastor’s Planner will help.