Planning – Practical Pointers
When planning your future, and your calendar, consider the following:
- Plan to Work: Make a list of “things to do today.” Maintain a calendar or diary planning local and national church events. Purchase a diary and use it for planning. Plan your preaching schedule and your ministerial duties. Have a local, regional, and national church calendar that shows yearly events. Go the second mile, and formulate a quarterly calendar.
- Plan to Plan: Mark times in your calendar for personal planning and reflection. What are your goals for the quarter? What special events will you have at your local church this month, quarter or year? Have a regular planning session with your local church board and leadership team. If you are a national or regional official, have regular planning sessions on that scale. At the beginning of the day, week, month, or year you can plan out the various activities. Have a plan, and then work your plan! Read more
Planning for the Future
Planning is defined as an aim, intention, purpose or something that is considered in advance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1:- states, “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the sun.” From this verse we learn that there is time and plan of God for everything that happens to us here on the earth.
Romans 8:28:”And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are called according to his purpose” – (PLAN).
Why did God make the sun?
Because it was His plan to make the distinction between the day and night (Genesis 1:16).
There are many leadership principles, but I believe transferring vision is one of the most important. Briefly stating the mechanics of this principle, we will use four laws.
1. See the Vision
The leader must know where he is going. He must understand what he wants for the future. The direction the work or church is to go must be thought through and understood so he can explain it well to those he leads.
2. Sell the People on the Vision
For the leader’s vision to be fulfilled the people must buy into it. The leader must take the people with him. The vision must be transferred from the leader to the people. When it is transferred the vision no longer belongs only to the leader, but it becomes the people’s vision as well. Take the time to transfer. Read more