Church Planners and Journals



Your Church Planner contains over 100 Pages on 8.5″ by 11″ sheets for Record Keeping, Handouts, Preparation, and much, much more!Everything comes in MS Word and PDF Format so you can edit whatever you like to fit your needs. You can make 1 copy, or 1,000 or more. It is completely up to you. In some cases we have made multiple styles of similar documents for you to choose from.


Church Management

Statement of Faith

Our Belief Statement

Leadership Team Organization

Church Leadership Team

Leadership Team Responsibilities

List of Elders/Deacons

List of Team Roles

List of Team Leaders

Team Leader Contact Details

Team Contact Details

Monthly Income and Expenses

Church Planning

Sermon Plan

Weekly Planner

Annual Church Events Schedule

List of Events

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Event Plan

Event Contact List

Event Information Sheet

Event Action Plan

Event Review Sheet

Sunday Roster

Service Team Roster

Sunday School Lesson Plan

Church Records

Directory of Members

Sunday School Members

Record of Christenings / Dedications

Record of Baptisms

Record of Weddings

Record of Funerals

Record of Facilities Hire

Event Attendance Register

Sunday School Attendance Register

Church Handouts

Church Bulletin

Bible Study Flyer

Service Attendance Card

Church Visitor Card

Bookmark Template

Christian Planners and Journals

Monthly Planner

Weekly Planner

Sermon Notes

Bible Study Log

Daily Bible Study

Prayer Requests

Favorite Bible Verses

BONUS! You’ll receive our Complete sermon series, “Church as God Intended,” including four full-manuscript messages, bulletin handouts, and PowerPoint files (a $30 Value).


Brand New: 500 Sermon Outlines for the Busy Pastor

Dear Pastor,
I am excited to announce that we have a brand new ministry resource that has just become available — 500 Sermon Outlines for the Busy Pastor! This volume contains basic, but highly relevant outlines for you to build your sermon (or Bible study) on. We are giving you a head start, but you need to supply the study and preparation to make it your own. This volume is available on Kindle (for tablet or smart phone) or as a paperback. We have posted the links below for you to order based on your Country. When you go to the links, you will be able to “Look Inside” to see examples of the outlines.

To order the Kindle version (tablet or smart phone), just go to the following link for your Country Code:

To order the Paperback, just go to the following link for your Country Code:

5 Steps to More Confident Decision Making

How do you make a decision? Do you know the steps? As pastors we know that our decisions can have an impact, not only on ourselves, but on our congregants, our community, and many we are not even aware of.

If you’re having trouble feeling confident in your actions and wish you had an unwavering self-belief in your decisions, maybe it’s time to look at your decision-making process. Decisions made impulsively or without careful thought might not always turn out the way you hope they will, and this is especially true when you are in a position of church leadership.

Of course, there’s something to be said for instinct and even dumb luck. But what if good decisions were inevitable rather than occasional? Imagine for a moment how it would feel to know you’re right before you even act.

There are steps you should be going through when making a decision. Let’s take a look at those now.

1. Pray

Do you automatically have all the answers? Probably not. Some of your beliefs might be biased, faulty, or illogical. Accepting you might have things to learn is the first and most crucial step to making decisions. Take a step back from everything but the raw facts regarding what you’re trying to decide and lay them all out before the Lord.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. — James 1:5 (ESV)

God is in the wisdom business. Ask Him to give you an open mind, a compassionate heart, and the discernment necessary to make the right decisions.

2. Get the Facts

Do you have all the information you need to make an informed decision? Are there things you need to learn? What about examining the options? Have you considered multiple solutions? Take time to put the work in to gather what you need to proceed with confidence.

Don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? — Luke 14:28 (NLT)

While the passage above refers to money, the principle can be applied to every aspect of the decision making process. What people do you need to complete the process? What skillsets do they need to have. Who is on board with you? Who and what will be impacted by your decision?

3. Consider the Future

Once you have some choices in mind, try to imagine how they’re going to play out. Sometimes what looks good might be a great temporary solution, but you’re going to need to do something different in the long run. If you make a certain decision right now, ask yourself if this will still be a good decision in the morning? What about next week? Or next year?

4. Get Another Opinion

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. — Proverbs 11:14 (ESV)

Do you have another minister, a mentor or someone else you can trust whom you could talk to about this? While you might skip this step on the small stuff, it’s worth having someone you trust weigh in with their opinion whenever you make a big decision. They might see something you’re missing. You are not looking for someone you know will agree with you, but someone who has been proven to be wise and will be honest with you.

5. Act

Sometimes the hardest part of making decisions lies in making the actual decision. It’s tempting to go back over the research a few more times or keep looking for other alternatives. At some point, you’re going to need to act. Take your best solution and move forward with it with confidence. You’ve done all the work. Now comes the part where you put this newfound trust in yourself into action. Of course, before you act, return to step #1 and pray, pray, and pray some more!

The best part? The more you run through this process, the more confident you’ll feel about making decisions in the first place and the better you will get at it.



Barry Davis

The Pastor’s Helper

Book Review: Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners

In 1 Thessalonians 5:14, the Apostle Paul provides categories for various maladies affecting Christians in the church. He speaks of the “idle,” the “disheartened,” and the “weak.” Additionally, Paul provides a specific ministry posture toward each group. The idle are to be “warned,” the disheartened are to be “encouraged,” and the weak are to be “helped.” Different groups require different responses—tailored to the particular struggle.

And, while Paul speaks of pastors in the previous verses (1 Thess. 5:12-13), he addresses his words here to “brothers and sisters,” i.e. the entire congregation. It is the work of the body to minister to the body, applying timely counsel in specific ways.

Michael Emlet’s new book, Saints, Sufferers and Sinners, adopts this apostolic paradigm and equips the church to walk alongside brothers and sisters in all of life’s difficulties. He asks, “What is true of yourself and every Christian you meet, according to Scripture?” (6). Emlet’s answer:

First, you can be sure that they struggle with identity at some level—which means they are implicity or explicitly asking, Who am I? … Second, you can be sure that they struggle with evil. This struggle with evil expresses itself in two ways. They experience evil from without (suffering)… They also experience evil from within (sin)… You and I, and every Christian we meet, wrestle with … identity and evil (6-7).

After a few introductory chapters, each section of the book deals with one of these identities: saints (chapters 4-10), sufferers (chapters 11-18), and sinners (chapters 20-27). Within each of those sections, the author provides chapters containing:

  • Exposition of how Scripture speaks of Christians as saints, sufferers, and sinners
  • Biblical examples of how God loves us in each of these various conditions
  • Ministry priorities flowing out of each of these conditions
  • Practical, everyday examples for counseling
  • Barriers for each condition
  • Insight as to how to apply these truths to unbelievers


Emlet begins his book with our fundamental identify in Christ—that of a “saint,” one called by God and set apart to him. “Saints” are not special classes of Christians. Saints are Christians, and Christian are saints. But saints also struggle with their identity as saints, because oftentimes evil within and without (i.e. our struggle with sin and suffering) obscures our experience of sainthood.

Therefore, saints need regular “confirmation of their identity as children of God” (8). Taking an example from Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Emlet helps us see how the apostle encouraged saints and how we might imitate his example in our own counseling, including drawing attention to the Spirit’s work in the saint (44) and using God’s Word to encourage the saint (45).

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to put this truth into practice with a member of our own congregation. In the course of my own pastoral ministry, I encounter many saints who need such confirmation. On this particular occasion, my wife took the opportunity to begin memorizing the first question of the Heidelberg Catechism with this particular sister-saint, as means of fighting together to believe the blessed benediction the gospel pronounces over us:

What is your only comfort in life and death?

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Sister-saints aren’t the only ones who need this reminder. Pastors do, too. Which is why these words are now framed in my own house, waiting to be hung in a prominent place where I can have them preached to me regularly.


Sufferers need comfort amid affliction. From the beginning to the end of Scripture, God’s comfort extends to his people in the midst of suffering. It extended supremely in the sending of his Son, who came to relieve our suffering—both temporal and eternal (68). And even when his relief of our temporary suffering isn’t what we prayed for, we can trust he is wisely at work in and through our suffering to wean us off the world, renew our souls in his image, and prepare for us an eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. 4:16-18).

Citing Jesus’ letter to the small, suffering church of Smyrna in Revelation 2:8-11, Emlet reminds us that Jesus knows and sympathizes with us in our difficulties: “God approaches his people individually, mindful of the specific tears they shed” (75). Practical counsel includes listening well, asking good questions, praying (including the vital role of lament), and providing hope.


We are not only saints who need confirmation and sufferers who need comfort; we are also sinners who need correction.

After discussing the ongoing presence of sin in the life of suffering saints (and all believers), Emlet looks at several episodes in the Gospel accounts where Jesus confronts and corrects sinners in their sin: the Samaritan woman (128), the rich young ruler (129), and the Pharisees (130). Ministry priorities when correcting sin are discussed, including the importance of a humble and merciful disposition and an expectation of repentance.


All Christians—at one time or another—find themselves and those around them to be disheartened and in need of encouragement, idle and in need of warning, or weak and in need of help. And since this “counseling ministry” belongs to the entire church, we need resources that help us live out this calling. This book is one of the those important resources.

By Mark Redfern
Pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.


I Believe in the Resurrection — An Easter Sunday Reading

I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus died on the cross, his hands and feet held to the wood by metal spikes. I believe that his body was pierced by the soldier’s spear, and even the sun was darkened as all creation grieved the death of God’s eternal Son.

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus’ body was placed in a borrowed tomb, where it lay for three days. I believe that the power of God, his heavenly Father, brought life to his dead body and rolled the stone away from the entrance so all might see that Jesus was no longer there.

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that the unbelievable story of the women was true, just as the angel had announced: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that there is no force in the universe that could stop, hinder, contain, or successfully oppose the risen Savior, my Lord, Jesus Christ. No nails are long enough to hold him to any cross unless he wills it to be so. No tomb can be sealed so tightly—by Pilate or Herod, or Caesar himself. Were there an army of a thousand men guarding the tomb, it would make no difference. Jesus said he would lay down his life and take it up again. And he did.

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus appeared to eleven discouraged, defeated, demoralized disciples in a room where the doors were locked and all hope was lost. I believe that when he showed them his nail-pierced hands and his spear-pierced side, they fell at his feet and cried out, “My Lord and my God!” I believe that in the days that followed, hundreds saw him alive. All their doubt was removed; their fear was gone. What could the world do to them? Jesus was alive.

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus lives today—as powerfully and perfectly alive as he was two thousand years ago, and for all time past and yet to come. I believe he empowers his followers to follow in his footsteps, fight the forces of evil, and find their peace and joy and eternal hope in him.

 I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus calls women, men, and children to join him in changing the world, one heart and life at a time, starting with their own. One day soon, he will come again on the clouds of heaven with an army of celestial warriors whose numbers are beyond counting and whose power is beyond imagining. Then Jesus will establish his eternal kingdom, where there will be no more soldiers or spears or sepulchers or battles or bleeding wounds or crosses.

I believe all this because I believe in the resurrection.


By Ed Baker of Orchard Hills Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Published in Reformed Worship magazine, December 2011.


Three Encouragements for Pastors Pursuing Wandering Sheep

One of the unintended consequences of the pandemic has been the disintegrating weekly habit of attending the Sunday gathering. What should a pastor do when faced with wandering sheep, those who have left the safe pastures of the local church and found themselves in dangerous territory away from the herd?

Let me encourage you, pastor, to consider three things as you seek out wandering sheep.

First, be prayerful.

Paul commands that “supplications, prayers, intercessions be made for all people” because God “desires all people to be saved.” This is certainly true for pastors and their flock. Prayer’s importance lies in the power of the Spirit to work in the heart of the wandering. So, pastor, as we aim to persuade and plead with sheep to return to the flock, remember that in our own strength “our striving will be losing.”

One practical way to do this is to create a list of members whom you haven’t seen at church in a while. Simply pray for them on Saturday night to gather with some gospel-preaching church the next day.

Second, be patient. 

There are at least three types of patience that God produces while we seek wandering sheep.

The first type is pastoral patience with the sheep. There can be great temptation to frustration and anger as call after call, email after email, text after text goes unanswered. The call for the pastor is the same: “Be patient with them all” (1 Thess. 5:14). Wandering sheep often know they are wandering, so a welcoming and gracious call to repentance may be a surprising response.

The second type of patience is procedural, relating to how quickly one may pursue church discipline. If you are in a church that practices church discipline (that’s good!), be slow in employing it on wandering sheep. Be quite sure, insofar as you can, that this member has truly abandoned the fellowship of the church and has no intention of returning. A good rule of thumb: the less you know, the slower you go.

Lastly, God desires to grow you in patience and gentleness. Seeking the lost is one way Christ conforms his servants to his likeness. Unlike Jesus, we are not naturally disposed toward gentleness and kindness, patience and understanding. So God often places difficult, seemingly unreachable people among us so that he may grow us to be more like his patient Son. Pastor, embrace the sanctifying work of God as you seek to shepherd the flock God has entrusted to you.

Third, be persistent. 

Prayer is essential, but so is pursuit. So after praying, keep reaching out. Don’t give up. Keep calling, texting, and emailing. Your persistence is a secondary means by which Christ seeks out the wandering. It is a privilege to be used by our Lord to bring back what is rightly his. So, pastor, as you grow weary in pursuing, remember that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Tim 1:15) and “to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10). If that wandering sheep belongs to Christ, have confidence that “the sheep follow him, for they know his voice” (John 10:4).


Nick Gardner, Capitol Hill Baptist Church

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