Don’t Waste Your Year (Part 3)

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Today we’re finishing up a 3-part series about setting goals for our ministries in 2014. If you haven’t been following along, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 first.

So, you’ve been sitting with your list of goals for 2014 for the last 24 hours. A couple of things I want to point out:

  • In this series of posts, we haven’t mentioned anything about “measurable” or “clear” goals, and we haven’t used a strict format to write our goals. These are great terms and ideas but, to be honest, I don’t bother with them. If you like that stuff, or your boss does, then go with it. But otherwise, don’t worry.

Don’t Waste Your Year (Part 2)

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his week, we’re talking about setting annual goals.

If you are still with me from our conversation on Tuesday… keep reading. If you missed it, read this first.

Now, if you’ve already acted on what we talked about on Tuesday, you should now be looking at a long list of things that need to be done in the next year.

Now ask yourself this BIG question. And answer honestly…

REALISTICALLY, with my normal workload, all of the unforeseen challenges over the next year, and the limited resources that we have, can we do all of this?


Don't Waste Your Year (Part 1)

Don’t Waste Your Year (Part 1)

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Alright folks, we’re about to go granular and tackle some leadership and organizational issues.

Last week I talked about getting your socks to match – how to “automate” the tasks that annoy you, so you can get more done.

This week I’ve got a series of posts coming your way about GOAL-SETTING in the new year.

Because I can’t stand the thought of us getting too far into 2014 without thinking through our yearly goals.


The World's Scariest Fish Bowl

The World’s Scariest Fish Bowl

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Student Ministry meet together to make sure everyone is still pulling in the same directions. And every once in a while, the world’s scariest fish bowl comes out during those meetings.


It’s what happens when someone asks you a tricky question… and you know they’re waiting for your response. In this bowl are a list of the hard questions you get asked by Small Group Leaders or parents. They are the questions that have no hard or fast answers. Things like…