i am going over our vision for 2009 and looking back at 2008. vision…i have spent the last 16 years writing out the vision for what we want to see in ministry. i love to see areas when we blow the doors off of what we set goals to do, then there’s areas where i felt real strong about but set some pretty lofty goals in, and did not get near the goal. not hitting a goal in ministry is frustrating…i have to take an honest look at it, not make excuses, determine where there could have been done more and make the necessary changes so that next year the goal is reached. here is a valuable truth “everything rises and falls with leadership” go john maxwell. now setting too high of goals can be frustrating, but setting easily reachable goals can give a false sense of success. we are not called to just simply reach goals…we are called to change lives. if you set a goal too low, then you wont work as hard to attain the goal and in turn fall short of your own capabilities (sad). what are you truly capable of if you simply had a bigger vision. i always pray God open my eyes and help me see what you see…give me eyes that can see where you are leading us…i want clear vision!
so where do you set goals in ministry…i look at it this way, if you don’t have a vision for every area in ministry, then you will simply accept whatever comes your way and usually what comes your way is what you already have. ya…so get started set some goals. write it down, type it up and print it out so that you have to be accountable to it. we go over our vision with our leaders in order for them to understand where we are headed.
Here is a few areas we set goals in for 2009.
attendance…set goals for growth numerically and spiritually.
worship…set goals for your worship team and the worship experience.
fellowship...set goals of all the fun stuff you want to do with the people you work with.
media...set goals for promo materials, the media experience and more…
discipleship…set goals for courses and numbers of people you disciple.
prayer…set goals for events you want to be all about prayer.
i have like 20 different categories with goals set up for each…
What goals have you set for 2009?