This may only be November, but I have been thinking about and planning our closing awards program (held in May) for a couple of months now. This week I am confirming some aspects of it and it is 5 months away! Some people may think I’m crazy for planning so far in advance, but really, I’m not. There are several reasons why I want this closing program to be first class and have a big “WOW” factor.
1) It is the first closing program that will not be a short presentation during a morning service, or at the end of a club night.
2) This year we partnered with another church and it has been very successful and I want to celebrate that.
As a commander and children’s pastor, it is not uncommon to begin planning for things several months ahead of time. We need to be prepared.
But in the midst of the long-range planning, I can’t lose sight of the immediate future. What is happening each club night and the next club night and in the lives of the kids and leaders.
So am I crazy for planning the closing program already?
How do you go about planning for activities and events? Is it always “last minute”, or well planned out in advance?