As a comedian and speaker, I’m always getting emails from churches that open with something like this:
“Sorry this is last minute, but we have this event coming up in a few weeks and we were wondering if you’re free.”
I can totally relate to these emails, and I send plenty myself. Unfortunately, last minute planning leads to all kinds of problems.
But you already know that.
We all know that.
In a perfect world we’d have every detail planned and in place for events A YEAR in advance. We’d see boosts in attendance, greater volunteer involvement, and everyone would sing “Saul has slain his thousand but this pastor is KILLING IT with event planning!”
But it’s so easy for the calendar to get away from us.