If you are a regular reader of my blog, I thank you. Also, you maybe remember the goals I set for the 2013 ministry year. Well, it is always a good idea to look back and see how we did on each of those goals. Below are the 10 goals and the evaluation grade.
Student Takeover Broaden & Heighten the expectations of students in ministry & youth group participation. Continue personal discipleship & Leader Training.
A-. During the course of the year, we provided multiple opportunities for students to participate and lead. In fact, we set aside one youth group night per month for the students to lead the entire night – from attendance to set up! Would have been an A, but without having everyone involved, it wasn’t quite accomplished. Something to shoot for, 100% involvement!
Parent Connection Parent Seminar & Improve with weekly youth culture updates
B+. Much better this year. Held a parenting seminar, provided youth culture updates each week regularly, and hosted 3 parent meetings. Improvement needed in the area of parent involvement in activities (more than just providing snacks)
Family Life Planning Begin offering life planning for student ministry parents.
A. My goal was to begin this, and I have been able to begin this with several families. Looking forward to more of this in 2014.
Easter Outreach Community Easter Egg Hunt planned by leadership students
A. Praise the Lord for how well this went. I could not have asked for better leadership by the students, and they deserve an A. Over 125 kids came to our first student-led outreach!
Youth Pastor Network Launch a network in SW Columbus.
B. Sure, I was able to launch the network. But due to schedule conflicts and limited participation, the group was typically only 2 or 3 guys. Still, it’s a start!
Public School Ministry Still working on ways to enter public schools to share Jesus.
B-. Was able to go to school and speak to Special Education department and put my name in for help with counseling. Other than that, still needs work. Possibly working on doing an ant-bullying program for the coming year.
Youth Leader Equip Improve equipping & discipleship in meetings. More opportunities to equip for service.
B. Some improvement here of more intentional equipping in leader meetings, discussing ways to mentor/disciple. Need to broaden scope of training.
Better Documentation of MSM I’m talking pictures/video.
B-. Doing a better job with this, trying to post pictures and video when possible. Still working on getting a MSM video together for the website, which would drastically improve this evaluation grade.
WIN Event World in Need Event to promote spiritual and physical needs globally
A. One of my favorite events of the year. Liked it so much, going to do it again this coming year. What an eye-opening, worldview forming event this was. Well worth the time and effort.
Inter-generational Church Promote events and ways to bridge generations in church, church programs, church events.
B. Could definitely use improvement, but was able to pull off the best inter-generational event in my ministry career. Did a “speed-dating” type event, connecting the older & younger generation together. Still hearing about it even 4 months later!