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Chris Fane's Student Ministry News

A youth ministry blog consisting of a collection of articles and notes related to
student / youth ministry. Gathered by Chris Fane of egadideas.com



A Plan to get organized that actually works...

FROM: GROUP MAGAZINE / BY: KENT JULIAN

Abraham Lincoln said, “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Let that sink in for a moment. I’m sure you, like me, are right now thinking...

I’m sick of these guilt-producing truisms. Let’s just forget about Lincoln and everything he ever said about goal-setting, and then move on with our messy, sometimes aimless, and often random lives.
I hope this little internal conversation serves as a pre-emptory strike against your inherent cynicism about goal-setting. Listen, I’m with you. But then again, I’m not. I believe goal-setting is not only essential to finding your head, but essential to your spiritual well-being. Setting goals has been one of the most important, if not the most important, spiritual disciplines I practice.

Got Goals?
If you have a problem with the word “goals,” banish it from your vocabulary. Instead, substitute a word you can swallow.
If you’re one of those who’s vehemently opposed to goal-setting, let’s frame it this way.

• Is it better to be intentional in raising children, or to just let things happen?
• Is it better to carefully select your financial investments, or to shake a Magic 8 Ball to determine where to put your retirement savings?

These, of course, are ridiculous examples. Everyone agrees that being intentional
in raising children or investing money is important. And I’ve yet to meet a youth worker who thinks intentionally building
relationships or training volunteers is a waste of time and energy. So use “intentional plans” or “strategic purposes” instead.

>>READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
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