Best Practices on Planning out your Calendar

Podcast IconHow far out should you start to plan out your calendar in advance?  That is just one of the questions Ben Kerns and Tom discuss in regards to planning out your student ministry calendar.

So, in the today’s podcast, Tom and Ben talk about:

  1. Different thoughts on planning our your calendar
  2. How planning ahead helps you with parent street credibility
  3. Keeping your calendar items consistent with your ministry model.
  4. Stick to your passions.

If you want to connect with Ben you can find him here ( or find him on Twitter ( He is very active on social media so definitely hit him up if you have a question.

Join the conversation.  How do you plan out your calendar? Do you plan a year ahead or less?  Share your stories below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. Share your thoughts!  

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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