Aaah, it’s that time of year again!
Carolers singing, decorations and lights going up all around. The smell of pine trees and pumpkin spice coffee in the air! Right?
As I write this article it is the middle of June. A balmy 103 degrees and 100% humidity outside is only met with the smells of chlorine and sunblock.
So why the jolly glee of good tidings and sugar cookies? Well if you want to avoid the pain and stress at your church this Christmas, start working and planning now.
You could ask anyone who knows me – planning and working ahead is not one of my finer points. But, this year I am determined to break that cycle. At least as it relates to these types of large “non-negotiable” events.
But we are 6 months out, why so early? Well… why not?
Unlike many things in ministry – Christmas is one of those huge events in the year that you know exactly when it is coming. You can have a general understanding of the events that will be taking place and what material you will need to create.
With all this knowledge of the future, it would be silly to not get on the ball now. You will be glad you did. With the savings in money, stress and ability to give full attention to the quality of the work.
There are no special tools or tricks here. Just disciplined and determined work. So I challenge you to join me and get into the Christmas spirit this summer! Don’t wait to the last minute – enjoy the extra time with family. Dare I say even get that print order in EARLY!