Planning and planners — how to become a ‘master planner’
• ‘Preach My Gospel’ teaches us that we should ‘apply the same principles and guidelines in a daily planning session that you would follow in a weekly planning
. session but in a simpler way’.
• As you follow theses guidelines, ask yourself these five simple questions for each of the 13 guidelines to ensure you have planned every detail: 1) Who are we
. planning for 2) What is the plan? 3) Why are we planning [desired outcome] 4) Where do they live? 5) When does the Lord want us to see them?
• Remember Elder Kevin Pearson’s words: “Your planner is evidence of your preparation” and he promised that “if we become MASTER PLANNERS the
. baptisms will double.”
• How to become a Master Planner:
. 1) Pray for inspiration.
. 2) Set goals and make plans for investigators to be baptized.
. 3) Set goals and make plans for investigators with a baptismal date.
. 4) Set goals and make plans to help investigators attend Sacrament meeting.
. 5) Set goals and make plans for lessons to be taught to progressing investigators.
. 6) Set goals and make plans for lessons to all other investigators.
. 7) Set goals and make plans to contact referrals received from members, investigators, nonmembers, and church headquarters.
. 8) Set goals and make plans to seek more referrals from members, nonmembers, and investigators.
. 9) Set goals and make plans for lessons you will teach to recent converts and less active members.
. 10) Set goals and make plans to find new investigators.
. 11) Plan how to work with the ward council.
. 12) Schedule meetings that occur regularly.
. 13) Conduct companionship inventory.
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