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How to Plan Successful Church Events that Don’t Drain Your Team (or your budget)

with Deborah Ike


Marriage retreats, community outreaches, ladies’ brunches, and more - your church hosts several special events throughout the year. Whether you expect 50 people or 5,000, planning an event requires a different approach than planning Sunday services. Too often, church staff and volunteers deal with last-minute changes, unproductive meetings, unclear expectations, and late nights the week before the event. Based on my experience helping churches and as a professional project manager, I’ve developed a process to make planning church events easier and more effective.
We’ll cover the following:
• Where to start in the planning process
• How to create a plan
• Who should be on the team
• What’s involved in executing the plan
• How to keep senior leadership informed
• What should happen the day of the event
• What to do once the event is over
This process saves your team time (no more unproductive meetings) and money (planning ahead prevents last-minute requests to vendors) all while creating events that truly impact your church and community.

CEU Information

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU credit toward CCA certification and retention. Pleaserefer to certification guidelines to ensure you are in proper compliance for credit. After completing the course submit a CEU request form to complete and make your request.

CPE credit is not available for e-lab programs.