Here are four free youth ministry calendars for fall.
Fall is almost here!
Students are back in school. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back on the menu at Starbucks. Leaves are changing colors. Youth group is back from summer break! I’m sure you’ve planned a lot of amazing stuff for your students this fall, so you want to be sure people actually show up.
Sadly, sometimes your planning and posting can fall short.
“Well, I didn’t know that was happening.” Have you ever gotten this response about an event you planned? Despite all the preparation, work, instagram posts, emails, and stage announcements, your event still flew under the radar of families throughout your church. In a digital word, it’s nice to have something tangible.
Be sure to distribute a tangible calendar to help students (or their parents) plan ahead. A well-designed paper calendar can be a simple, but effective, game changer for your fall schedule.
Why did we create these free youth ministry calendars for fall?
Good design helps information get noticed. That is why our team created a bundle of five ready-to-use calendars for you! You can edit them in as much time as you’d spend at the Chick-Fil-A drive-through window. All you need to do is prepare, print, and pass out!
Four Random Tips for These Fall Calendar Templates for Ministry
1. Pass them out early, but reference them weekly. Parents will appreciate the early heads-up, but students tend to ignore things that aren’t happening within the next week. So, be sure to keep this information front-and-center throughout fall.
2. Post pictures after printing. Post pictures of someone holding your printed calendar online. This helps your picture get far more traction than a mere graphic.
3. Follow the billboard rule. Keep the information on your calendar clear and concise. You don’t need to explain the event, just let them know what and when. Use other communication channels (email, stage announcements, etc.) to share the details.
4. Give sign-up incentives. Don’t just give deadlines — give different deadlines. If a student signs up early for your event, give them an incentive. Let them pick their cabin-mates. Give them a free meal voucher. Reward them with first dibs on seats in the vehicles. Make the price go up after a certain deadline. Be creative!
When you download these free youth ministry calendars, you will revive:
— Four blank 8×11 JPGs, so that you can add the text any way you’d prefer.
— A “Read Me First” file with information about fonts and editing tips.
You may also be interested in these free forms for youth ministry.