“Better planning results in better ministry.” PLAN-IT is an interactive, guided planning process to help youth and formation leaders to organize and prioritize their ministry. This is especially important and needed right now, when so many leaders are trying to figure out how to do their ministry in the changing and evolving circumstances of the pandemic.

Plan-It offers time to create a ministry calendar with guidance and help from others. The sessions are led by Lyle Griner, who is the Director of Peer Ministry. Lyle has over 20 years of youth and family ministry experience, coaching and training thousands of leaders. He will share lenses for how to view planning with faith development, spirituality, and leader wellness as key focal points.

Participants will have training via zoom followed by time to work alone and plan, as well as time for check-in, coaching, and meeting with other attendees. Come by yourself or bring your whole ministry team! Here is a flyer you can share with others.


  • Work smarter and faster, knowing why you do what you do.
  • Leave with a planned framework for your ministry.
  • Structure a relational team to lead your programs.
  • Borrow, exchange, and share ideas from other participants.
  • Personalize self-care stay-in-ministry goals.
  • Learn youth ministry lenses you will teach over and over to others.

Who is it for?

Everyone responsible for youth ministry program planning, including pastors, youth ministers, DCE’s, and volunteers. Come by yourself, bring a partner, or bring a small team!

When and where?

On Zoom of course!

  • THU MAR 25, 2021, 10am-4:30pm Central
  • THU APR 8, 2021, 10am-4:30pm Central
  • SAT APR 17, 2021, 10am-4:30pm Central
  • TUE APR 20, 2021, 10am-4:30pm Central
  • THU MAY 6, 2021, 10am-4:30pm Central

How to Register?

Register online here.