I was discussing our planning process with some other church leaders a couple of weeks ago. They were shocked when I mentioned that we had our service topics planned out for a full year. I explained that we hadn’t always worked that way, but that we’ve found value in letting the Spirit lead our planning. We fully believe we can be Spirit led months in advance just as easily as being led by the Spirit at the last moment.
Anyway, Anthony Coppedge recently wrote an article on this very concept and shares some practical tips of how to make this more practical.
How to plan worship well in advance