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Ministry Calendar what’s the purpose? How do we use it to build momentum and visibility in our local schools and online.

Ministry calendars are the glue that holds us together. Calendars create unity and keep us organized and informed. Parents, leaders and students we all use them. There are many calendar options you can choose what works best for you. Here are a few options,

We do a new calendar 3 times a year.
September- December——– January- April———-May-August

There are 8 essential items we hold dear for our calendar planning. All need to be planned, ordered, printed and ready by the last date of each proceeding calendar to keep the momentum moving into the next calendar.

1.      PDF of each calendar…sized to put on website, parent and leaders emails and Facebook page.
2.      Create a theme with fun Jr. High graphics, witty and creative.
3.      T-shirt design with same theme as calendar. We give the shirts as gifts to leaders, make them available for students to buy and give them away as prizes.
4.      300 Stickers- Simple design to print on Avery Labels. The goal is to give students something to collect through the year, to stick on their school stuff, at home and where ever….If they stick them on things they are not supposed to and we get an angry email we simply say they stole the stickers and keep the blame off…JK
5.      Facebook and 200×200 graphic for Instagram to match calendar theme.
6.      Banner for Weekend Bulletins. We print weekend bulletins for Jr. High knowing that not all kids read them but many do. The scripture we include is the ticket to get them in to God’s word throughout the week. This is an important piece to our ministry.
7.      Welcome Banner for Jr. High room and lounge area. Stickers are also an option for the lounge area. Our goal is to create an area the students are familiar with and creates identity.
8.      Print 600 calendars. test website speed We print big numbers so that families can pick several up to share with neighbors and friends. The calendar is a way to minister to and reach our community.
So that’s our 8 steps to calendar planning. Leave a comment about how you launch your ministry calendar.

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Justin Herman

Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church
Hi my name is Justin and this is my blog. I love Jr. High ministry and leadership so I talk about that a lot. I work at the church of my dreams getting to oversee all of Jr. High with a great team who are the best in the business. I'm married to the woman of my dreams, Brittany and we live in Southern California.

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