Resolutions for Ministry in 2016

By January 4, 2016Leadership


It’s that time of year again – we’re all resolving to eat better, exercise more, spend more time in prayer, be better spouses (or better singles), quit biting our nails, etc. These are all great individual resolutions, but what changes are you planning to make in your ministry? We asked some folks who serve in various areas of ministry to offer some suggestions. What resonates with you?

Worship Leaders
Most church-goers are not one-size-fits-all. Worship leaders should resolve to connect with their audience by celebrating people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Media Teams
Some of the best ways to break through people’s walls is to do something unexpected. Look for opportunities to change your routines and usual presentations with something altogether out of the box. If you use a lot of media, try doing something really toned down. If you’re normally fairly low-key, stretch yourself to tell a bigger story with your visuals.

Cultivate your own relationship with God – spend as much time seeking the Lord as you spend preparing for your sermon. You’ll be better for it, and your sermons will be better for it.

Team Leaders
Take the time this year to invest in your team. Develop those that have been entrusted to you, and invest in the next generation.  It’ll pay dividends. That intentional meeting, lunch, coffee, etc. may make all the difference for those you lead.

Kids’ Ministry Leaders
It takes a village church. Equip parents with the tools they need to teach their children all week long and build on the work you’re doing in Children’s ministry each Sunday.

Student Ministry Leaders
Developing students is all about building a foundation that will strengthen them as they go to college, step into the job market, begin families, etc. Make sure your programs are working to bolster that foundation.

What are some of your resolutions?

One Comment

  • Jason says:

    good thoughts, great image! I think preachers make the biggest difference for me, but I’m a sucker for a good media team too.

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