Summer Is The New January 1!

Summer Is The New January 1!

If you’re a woman in ministry, particularly a mom, you probably look forward to summer for the same reason your children count down the final days of school: VACATION. The heat brings road trips to the beach, poolside parties, and lazy lemonade stand days. For many of us, summer feels like a three-month hiatus from reality. But what if this summer could actually be a catalyst to change? Suppose you could utilize this time to find a rhythm that helped you communicate expectations, set... Read More
A New Year can be a Fresh Start

A New Year can be a Fresh Start

There are two times each year that people get excited about fresh starts and new beginnings. One of them is the start of the new school year. Whether it is in August or beginning of September, there is always a fresh start for students and parents as kids enter a new school year. The other time of the year that people are excited about fresh starts is January 1st —the New Year. It is traditionally the time when everyone thinks through New Year’s resolutions and how they can have a fresh start.... Read More
Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

There is one thing constant about life. Change! Change is the only thing we can count on happening every single day. If change happens every day, imagine how much change a ministry can go through each year. Change seems to happen more rapidly when you have an aligned team working toward one goal moving toward the ministry vision. As one part of the vision is worked out, other things shift and need to be addressed in order to keep the momentum and to not lose the already accomplished gains.... Read More
Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

December and January were really fun months. Not only was there lots to celebrate with Christmas and New Years, but it was also a great opportunity to dream big and write down some goals on your calendar. As fun as those months are, it is now March. Although warmer weather and spring is almost here, the reality is that we might find ourselves either clinging on to our fading resolutions or back into some old ruts that keep us tied down. It’s not necessarily a great place to be in.  So how do... Read More
Take Your Goal-Setting to the Next Level

Take Your Goal-Setting to the Next Level

“These are goals, not initiatives. I asked you for six initiatives that would support our vision for the campus. These are just things you would like to see happen or programs you want to implement. Take these back and try again. If we really want to see results I need you to think steps.” I pressed my lips together, gritted my teeth and forced a smile. I also nodded and stormed out of my supervisor’s office. I had put a lot of time and effort into my semi-annual evaluation. I had probably... Read More