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Need time to focus on the important things?

Sarah Bragg
Sarah Bragg Monday November 9, 2009
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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.

Sarah Bragg has worked with students in ministry for more than 15 years and previously worked in full-time ministry for 7 years. Her book titled Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves helps young women find their value in the One who matters. She is the Lead Editor for a the Orange Student strategy and curriculum. She has a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sarah and her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Sinclair and Rory, reside in Marietta, Ga.