Program Planning

A variety of principles and tips to guide your program team from brainstorming through final production

Creativity Matters

Vicki Guinn and Rasool Berry talk about the importance of creativity in planning weekly meetings and other events.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Did anything cause you to think differently about the role of creativity in planning meetings?
  3. Why do you think creativity helps engage an audience?

Considering Your Audience

Effective programming starts with considering your audience. Vicki Guinn gives some practical tips to help us do that.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Why do you think it is so important to step into to shoes of your audience?
  3. Discuss some practical ways you can learn more about your particular audience. Which will you do first, and which will you do next?

Brainstorming

Vicki Guinn walks us through how to have an effective brainstorming session while avoiding “creativity killers.”

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What are some things you can do as a team to avoid "creativity killers" ?
  3. Plan your next brainstorming meeting. Who will find a good room? Who will set up the room and bring snacks? Who will facilitate the meeting?

Programming Is...Part 1

Vicki Guinn defines programming and shares some principles to use when you program weekly meetings, retreats or other events.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Has this video changed how you think about programming? If so, how?
  3. Spend time praying together for God's guidance as you plan and for open hearts (both for you as you plan and for those who attend your events).

Programming Is...Part 2

Vicki Guinn offers three more principles for programming weekly meetings or other events.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What are some practical ways you can be more intentional in your programming?
  3. What is the first step you will take to reduce distractions in your meetings?

Programming Is...Part 3

Vicki Guinn shares final things to remember when you program weekly meetings or other events.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What are some practical steps you can take as a team to improve your selection process?
  3. Are there any hard conversations you need to have soon? If so, pray about them, schedule them, and hold one another accountable to follow through.

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