The Value of the Goal Check In

Ever make a goal and forget about it or slowly stop chasing after it?  That usually means one of 2 things:

1.  You never captured the goal in writing.
2.  You never communicated it to someone that could hold you accountable.

These are 2 obvious keys to measuring the success of a goal yet poorly practiced.  

This week I will begin checking in with the staff on the goals they set at the beginning of the ministry year separate from their team goals.  It is such an honor to check in with these God-gifted and talented people.  I have such affection for each of these hard working individuals and I love discussing their goals with them, especially when it is an area I have no gifting in.  I am humbled to help lead people who are more talented than me.  

This year we each have a goal in the following 4 areas:
  • One to represent a goal with the teams you work with.  Either how you are developing, progressing or leading them.
  • One to represent a goal among the staff and your relationships with them.
  • One to represent a goal with the specific ministry you lead.  This can include events, weekly initiatives, culture, etc
  • One to represent a goal with a leadership attribute you recognize needing your focus and attention