Having a plan makes a big difference in how things turn out. One of my hobbies is wood-working and a recent project was converting my daughter’s “baby bed” into a “day bed.” We bought the baby bed as a floor model so we didn’t have all the pieces to convert it…so I decided to build the new rail for the day bed. I sketched out the design, shopped for supplies, and got to work. There were a couple of unexpected challenges but I was able to review the plan, modify as needed, and finish the project.
In hobbies, life, and even in ministry a plan is essential. Taking the time to prepare a plan is really taking time to prepare to “succeed.” And skipping the planning often puts the effectiveness in jeopardy. Whether its a plan for recruiting volunteers, an upcoming fundraiser, evaluating a new curriculum, or planning an event….
Here are 4 Reasons not to skip the planning phase:
The ministry the Lord has given us to steward is important enough to give our best efforts, so I hope this inspires you and challenges you to commit the time to plan for success!