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3 Powerful New Year’s Resolutions for Church Leadership

If you haven’t considered yet how to make the New Year even better than the last, here are a few potential New Year’s Resolutions for you.


Deborah Ike  ·  December 22, 2017

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Between special Christmas Eve services, a children’s Christmas play, and many other events, you probably haven’t had time to think about the coming new year.

If you haven’t considered yet how to make the New Year even better than the last, here are a few potential New Year’s Resolutions for you:

Resolution #1 – I will take 5 minutes to plan the day ahead

There are so many great time management and productivity tips out there that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  This one tip, however, has made the biggest difference in whether I have a productive day or not.  At the end of each day, take five minutes to think. 

  • What did I accomplish today?
  • What do I need to complete tomorrow?
  • What’s coming up the rest of this week?

Repeat this process at the end of your week.  This time, focus on the upcoming week with the same questions.  Apply the same concept at the end of each month.  This helps me plan ahead and unwind at the end of my workday.  Even if I didn’t complete everything I wanted to that day, at least I’ve documented those tasks so I won’t forget them tomorrow. 

Resolution #2 – I will take care of my health

Yes, New Year’s resolutions are often health related but I’m not referring to a gym membership here.  Your health is more than how many pushups you can do – it’s your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  If you want to stay strong in ministry for the long haul (and I’m assuming you do), then you’ve got to make time to take care of yourself. 

  • Schedule workouts, devotional time, and rest on your calendar (what gets scheduled tends to be what gets done)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deborah Ike
Deborah Ike (formerly Wipf) is the President & Founder of Velocity Ministry Management; a company dedicated to vision implementation for church leaders. Over the last ten years, Deborah worked in the corporate arena to discover how to leverage business principles for ministry vision. She worked for Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group and most recently, for Williams, as a project manager and risk manager. Deborah has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems along with the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute. She’s the author of The Volunteer Management Toolkit (Church Edition) and you can find her articles on sites such as Pastors.com, XPastor.org, WorshipFacilities.com, and via The Church Network.
Contact Deborah Ike: deborah@velocityministrymanagement.com ·  View More by Deborah Ike


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COMMENTS

By Benjamin12 on December 26, 2017

Famous Chinese Takeout Near Me Foods Repeat this process at the end of your week.  This time, focus on the upcoming week with the same questions.  Apply the same concept at the end of each month.

COMMENTS

By sofia watson on December 23, 2017

Any sort of resolution you want. Religion shouldn’t goad you to make a choice that you want to stick to. assignment service uk If it must, I suppose stick to something you know you’re doing wrong. If you lie too often, or you don’t treat a particular person as you wish to be treated, change it. Take a look at your life, and see what you need to change.