One of the things that we have been intentional on is 'future planning'. We're trying to plan ahead of growth so that when it happens, we'll be ready. This approach seems a little capricious to some because you are 'acting bigger than you are'. However, trends and stats show pretty plainly that when we aren't prepared for growth, and growth happens, we will fade back to where we were.
Our two-service campaign "Olivet Double Double" was a good example of that. It pretty much shattered my expectations and we are running 8 months ahead of where I thought we would be.
We're heading out to Staff Meeting in a few minutes for more future planning. We'll discuss our summer segue, keeping some momentum over the summer without killing everyone, and ramping up for the Fall. Events will be evenly spread out and strategically planned. I love it! We already have our kick-off theme for September and I think it is going to be a ton of fun and spiritually challenging.
The packets and handouts for Friday eve's "Estate Planning" seminar with Wayne Derr arrived today. They look great and I'm sure that this is going to be a very helpful event. It's not too late to register if you would like to attend. Call or email.
For those of you reading this from outside of NB... There is still some old snow lying around. It's supposed to be quite warm (60's) the next few days and we are hoping that the snow will be gone for good!