I recently listened to another podcast about the value of reviewing your goals and I thought I’d pass them along to you.
Principles of Review
The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates
I could put it this way, “the unexamined youth ministry isn’t worth building”.
Not reviewing your goals, events or programs means you know neither success or failure. Neutrality is the enemy of progress. You have to be willing to dig into your youth ministry, as well as yourself, and call out the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Set a schedule for review
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?2 Corinthians 13:5
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the way everlasting.Pslam 139:22,23
Weekly – Relationship, communications, personal growth (reading, etc)
Monthly – Meetings and classes (small groups, Sunday School, etc)
Quarterly – Events, programs
Was it valuable?
Am I Approaching My Review As Learner or Expert?
What are you most proud of?
Did I focus on my strengths or weaknesses?
Where are you at risk?
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