The Essential Planning Calendar Your Church Needs To Be Creative All Year Long

One of the biggest challenges with planning creative elements in your church’s services is getting everyone on your team on the same page. There have been times in my own ministry journey where I’ve worked hard on a project only to discover later that it didn’t align with my lead pastor’s vision for that season. In the same way, I’ve experienced times when our church’s creative team was totally in sync with our leadership, yet we failed to properly communicate that vision with the other departments in our church.

Churches are at their best when all of their leaders are aligned with a single vision.

In an effort to create a clear, understandable vision for our leaders throughout the year, our church’s creative team developed this Creative Service Planning Calendar. For a long time, we had been trying to develop a creative planning process and a system for laying out our sermon schedule. We also had hoped for a way to align what we were preaching with the other areas of communication and creativity throughout our church.

The Essential Planning Calendar Your Church Needs To Be Creative All Year Long

While this new system isn’t perfect and we’re still making changes as we discover the role it plays in our organization, I thought it may be a good, downloadable resource to share with the TCP community. Feel free to change and adapt it to your own church’s needs and planning preferences. It was a big shift for our leadership to implement, so I recommend being flexible when you begin using it.

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What Do You Think?

Is this something you would use in your church? Do you already have a planning calendar like this in place? Let us know by leaving a comment below!


Kendall Conner

Kendall Conner serves as the Creative Pastor at Piedmont Chapel in Greensboro, NC. He is a graphic designer, video editor, and all-around media geek, but above all enjoys seeing lives changed. Together with his beautiful wife, Holly, they strive to use media to spread the message of Christ and equip others for ministry.


  1. You pretty much just provided a year’s worth of work i’ve been doing on the side of my projects. We NEED something like this to help support our ministry workers and help serve our churches into success by supporting our pastors. Thank you. Thank you.

  2. This is awesome! I really appreciate your website. Although I don’t usually comment, I have used many of your ideas at our church. THANK YOU for this resource.

  3. This document is amazing!

  4. WOW…JUST WOW…Thanks for sharing…amaZing!

  5. Awesome resource!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Thank you!!

  7. We have something very similar in Excel but with each of our communications channels identified. If anyone is interested, email me – happy to share.

  8. Amazing!!!

  9. Yes! Gonna give it a whirl.

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