What Are Your Church Goals?

October 10, 2008 by
Filed under: General 

Setting goals is something that is extremely important in every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally. As anyone in church ministry would know, it is extremely important to set goals for our church and ministry.

Below is a guess article by Shane Boyd about the importance of writing down our goals.

Hey Pastor – Write Down your Goals, by Shane Boyd

If you are like most people, than you have goals. If you’re the Preacher of a church than you probably have goals regarding new members and your over all growth. But what do you do with those goals?

You see, goals are written down on paper. A goal that is not written down is not a goal, it’s a wish. Like you, I have goals. I write them down on 3 x 5 index cards and I read them at least 2 times a day. (morning and night). This helps me to stay focused on my goals.

Here is an example of a goal you can write down and use. “your church name will have 45 new members by December 31st 2008? Read that goal (in your head and out loud) at least two times a day. Your sub-conscious mind will begin to work on this for you. Trust me.

Pray continually about this growth (and the exact number). Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you:seek and you will find…” Ask God specifically for that exact number of new members by that exact date ( you choose the number and date). You need to focus on your goals, and here is why. What you focus on expands. What you focus on expands.

If you write down your goals, read them morning and night, pray continually about those goals, you will hit your mark. And don’t forget. Aim high. Have BIG goals. We have a BIG BIG God. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 19:26 “…but with God things are possible”. If you work on your goals and read over them daily, you’re going to have the “Breakout” church you know you can have.

If you need help with goal setting, just send me an email at shane@growingchurchesforHim.com and let me know how I can help.

God bless,

Shane Boyd Growing Churches For Him

About the Author

Shane is an Outreach Consultant for churches. He helps churches grow using Biblical principles. He is the owner of Growing Churches For Him. Shane has written articles, FREE reports and developed products for churches to help churches grow. Vist his site for more details at www.GrowingChurchesForHim.com

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One Comment on What Are Your Church Goals?

  1. Wesley Stedtefeld-Sr. Minister on Thu, 12th Nov 2009 3:22 pm
  2. Do you have a form that people can fill out so I can give to my board to set goals for 2012? I would appreciate if you could send me a copy of what you have-I have a farily new board and I need to teach them the impotance of setting goals and keep watching if we are following or are we reaching them- I also want to involved the church membership to help us in setting these goals, so I want to develop a form for them to fill out also. Thank you for all your help
    Wes

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