Next week, on this here blog, I will reveal the goals I have for the upcoming year of 2019. Wow, is it really going to be 2019? Where are all the flying cars? Disappointing. Anyways, it’s a great thing to have goals for the future, but it is also an important aspect of ministry to look back and evaluate. Without evaluation, there is no improvement. Looking at last years goals, it was a blessing to see many of them were able to come to fruition.
(Disclaimer: This list is not to brag about what I have done. The goal of this list is to hopefully spark some ideas for your own ministry that may give God glory and allow your ministry to grow.)
Continue Parent/Pastor Conferences—These meeting have been extra special and valuable in my pursuit of an effective partnership with parents.
Pre-Marital Counseling—After years of reading marriage books and compiling marriage articles, I was able to re-write my pre-marital counseling curriculum.
International Trip—The process was set in motion this year with plans to serve in Germany this coming summer.
World Religions Series—High School students went through a series that focused on reaching and understanding other religions.
Winter Retreat—What a special trip this was to speak to several youth groups including our own and a fun time spending a weekend with our teens.
Expansion of Elderly Ministry—A new addition of shut-in visits was added this year, and it was a tremendous blessing. We gave a special gift and each teen prayed with a senior saint.
Local Mission Trip—A unique experience of puppets in the park. The teens weren’t done there, but also were able to remodel & paint two of the main children’s ministry classrooms.
Children’s Safety Policy Improvement—Revisions to the children’s safety policy, pick up procedures established, and other security measures were put in place this year.