How to make goals

Big ideas:

  • Growth doesn’t happen by accident.
  • Who do you want to be? Who you want to BE determines what you need to DO.
  • I want to be more _____________. So today I will ________________.
  • We owe it to our church to be the best leaders we can be, and to make goals to motivate ourselves and our teams on to growth.
  • Setting good goals isn’t easy – take your time – think about it, then think about it again.

Few guidelines:

  1. Set a timeline (1st quarter) – a year is too long, too immeasurable, can’t build momentum, you want to celebrate it and make people feel like they’re winning
  2. Set more Input Goals vs Outcome Goals (you can’t necessarily control the outcome, but you can contorl the input)
  3. Set goals in areas where you have natural momentum (pour gas on a fire that naturally exists)
  4. But also spend time on the hard things, because we want to be balanced according to our core values and culture
  5. Ask: what has to be true in order to get me from HERE to THERE?
  6. Make your goals specific (i.e. I want to be healthier – not specific. I want to drink more water, eat more protein – specific.)
  7. Make your goals measurable (i.e. I want our team to communicate better – not measurable. I want our team members to answer texts within an hour, emails within 24 hours – measurable.)
  8. Make sure your goals fit into our culture (core values – and the second lines of each! i.e. We will do anything short of sin to reach people who do not know Christ. To reach no one is reaching, we will have to do things no one is doing!)
  9. Make objective goals (yield tangible, quantifiable results – numbers, money value, etc.) & value goals (yield behavior, relationships and culture). Objective goal example: 100 seconds timers in the first quarter. Value goal example: I’m going to strengthen my relationships with my volunteers by meeting with them weekly.


Todo: Set Personal Leadership Goals 

  • Make sure these aren’t just personal – make them about your leadership as well
  • Write down as many as you want – we will narrow these down together.


Todo: Set Ministry Goals

  • Write down as many as you want – we will narrow these down together.

Comments (3)

If I want to be more organized I will prepare for tomorrow morning tonight. This will help me personally but also make it easier for my leaders to know what I need from then and by when. It will give us more time to prepare together, for God to intervene and to refine ideas/plans.
In young adults this looks like having messages finished the week before (off week) even if is not me giving the message and then going over the message with someone else in person. (me, if its not myself giving message)

If I want to delegate better then today I will divide ministry into sections and appoint leaders. (i.e. FB leader, Worship leader..etc.)

I want Young adults to own this group. To make it a priority. To fully buy in…need some help with this one

Just sharing thoughts while I have them and may add more before next meeting too.

Nice! Thanks Kyle 🙂 Add to it as you need

I struggled with this exercise a little bit… I’m not sure what goals to set in my ministry with it being so small but widely ranged. So here is what came to my mind…

Personal: If I want to be more patient then I need to focus and be intentional with the person or thing in front of me instead of the big picture/ to do list.
Ministry: If I am more patient then each person will feel notice and cared for and each thing will be done with the best efforts I can give it.

Personal: If I want to be more visionary then I will set aside 2-3 hours a week to plan, dream, and research ideas that come to mind.
Ministry: If I am more visionary I can create systems that better missions planning, prayer request responding, help card responding, and creative ways to link all of the help ministries together.

Helps: My goal is to make each person feel as if they are my main priority and only focus.
Missions: My goal is to create intentional missions trips that impact and change lives of participants and people we are serving abroad.

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