Programming. Outside of Worship, programming is the meat and potatoes of many churches’ communal life. Whether a Bible study, an interest group, even a prayer circle. We as Christians do our best work when we gather. But I’m sure you, as have I, have been to an event that feels…haphazard? Almost as if the people planning it did not expect anyone to show up. Good events require thoughtfulness, intention, and time. In this article from Duke Divinity’s Thriving in Ministry blog, Drs. Elise Erickson Barrett and Alaina Kleinbeck offer 8 tips for effective planning.