When I worked in full-time student ministry, I spent a lot of time in creative meetings planning for the weekend program. After the meeting, with my brain full of ideas and deadlines, I needed a place to organize my thoughts. I settled for a makeshift Excel sheet.
I recently discovered a website called Planning Center Online. They exist to simplify and organize your ministry.
From their website: “Planning Center Online will supply one central place to organize all aspects of your ministry service and keep your staff and volunteers connected. Creating service plans, scheduling volunteers through simple e-mails, chord chart and mp3 transposing, CCLI reporting are just a few of the program’s features. Volunteers receive scheduling e-mails and they have the ability to “accept,” “decline,” or “view the service” all with a click of the mouse. Volunteers will now be able to view all PDFs and other various attachments associated with your plan in one central place.”
What a great way to save you time and energy so you can focus on other things.