I thought I’d finally be like every other minister out there and read 7 Practices of Effective Ministry by NorthPoint & co. There’s a million things I could say about that book and what it means for my youth ministry, but that book is significant on a whole other level.
The part that I’m focused on right now is Deciding and Defining what a "Win" looks like in ministry…I’m trying to figure out what a win looks like in my personal life. Have I won when I don’t cuss for a whole day? What about when I wake up and I am nice to my wife? What about when I compliment my wife for cleaning the house? What goals have I set for myself so I can win at life? Is that a stupid question? Should I be setting deeper goals like having a "quiet time" or preparing 2 days ahead for lessons?
If it is important to define a win so church members can feel like they have accomplished something, then I feel like I should define wins in my life. The trouble is, I’m just not sure what they should be.