It’s that time of year again. Time to review the last year. Review the goals I set for myself. Review how things went. But most of all to renew those resolutions. With each passing year, I fluctuate between excited to start afresh and procrastinating to think through what new goals I should have. Some years it’s invigorating to set new goals. Other years it’s burdensome. Nonetheless, I do it every year.

A few years back I sought to rejuvenate my goal setting. I tried to just rehash my old goals, but that didn’t work so I turned to some experts to find help. One of them gave a great foundation and had a detailed system on how best to write and pursue goals. Another expert simply helped me think through different areas I should be setting goals in that I had previously ignored. However, another person had an even better question for me this year as I pondered my goals.

“But what would a set of New Year’s resolutions look like for you and your church?”

James Emery White

It’s sad to say but I never really considered this question in depth. Sure, I thought through what resolutions I would want to make and how my church involvement would play a part in those, but this question specifically – not so much. White challenged me in 15 different ways in his article “New Years Resolutions for You and Your Church“. There are at least a few I hadn’t ever considered before as resolutions to pursue.

What resolutions are you planning to strive for in 2022? If you’re interested you can check mine out here. But I’d love to hear which of White’s 15 resolutions you found helpful, challenging or down right scary to attempt. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Until Next Time,

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