The Sunday after Christmas and or the first of the year is a little awkward. Few people show up for ‘usual’ gathering. From food comas, family visiting, reasons vary for missing church. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Families spending time with those they don’t or haven’t seen in a long time. Besides this, the Sunday after Christmas has other interesting characteristics. And, there are some things worth our attention.
I’ve held off on writing this series for several months, for two reasons. First, I’m in grad school, and I’m writing my thesis right now. It’s taking up all of my extra brain space, but today, I need a break. Second, I recently made a huge mistake on social media—which we’ll come back to in the second post—and I wanted there to be some space between my mistake and my (hopefully not hypocritical) attempts to offering insight and advice on this site. It’s been almost five months since then, so I think we’re ready to begin talking about why your church needs a social media policy.
A lot of people are more open to attending church around Christmas and Easter. This is important especially for those who don’t consider themselves Christ followers. This is why churches need to be deliberate in their planning for this and similar seasons. Without further ado, here are tips to get your church ready for the Christmas season.
We’ve explored at the importance of planning here. And then, in this post we looked at the culture of planning in churches and organizations. Now let’s dive into another aspect of planning. Planning your planning in more practical sense. Let’s look at the rhythm of planning in your church and organization.
In this earlier post we established the importance of planning for your church / organization. We concluded if you aren’t deliberate about activities you’d be prone to distractions. Not only that, but that you also risk wasting and abusing resources. There are many things we can explore in relation to strategy. A culture of planning in your church or organization is critical for sustained impact.
Church staff and those working for small ministries and nonprofits understand what it’s like to wear “many hats.” Youth Pastors responsible for the website, church secretaries deligated to care for Facebook — the list goes on.
But don’t most smaller organizations have this pain point? Is there a difference?
“So many hats, so little time”: this week on the podcast, we barely scratch the surface of this glacier of a topic.