I’m all for the idea of taking a break over the summer and giving your team time to rest.
However doing so last year taught me a rather painful lesson.
Failing to meet over the summer negatively impacted our biggest event of the year.
We were short on time.
Our planning was rushed.
Our registration team took the biggest hit. There wasn’t time for sufficient training.
It put pressure on our church staff when it came to publicizing the event.
Taking a summer break was a bad idea.
We even noted it on our Post Event Evaluation Form.
A summer meeting would have made a HUGE difference.
Sometimes the best lessons are the hardest ones.
If I had it to do over again, we would have had an hour of socializing (maybe a cookout in my backyard) followed by an hour of planning.
Summer can be a great time to do something a little different and fun with your team, but please don’t skip meeting altogether…