Firmly resolved

oh so this is what 2006 looks like? strange, very strange! Anyway thus beginneth the year …..
and the big question is, What are we going to do with it? What is the cunning plan? last year I published a handy self-selection list of New years resolution for Youth Ministry! The option being to adopt two or three of them as your own. They looked more or less this but now I’ve added some more. If it’s anyway useful or makes you laugh then I’ll be more than chuffed, if not ignore it!

I will start organizing the Residential earlier
I will stop and ask why?
I will put aside time to pray for the young people
I will stop eating the tuck when setting up for youth group
I will spend some time with the teenager whose behaviour has been winding me up
I will ask for a proper budget
I will review
I will plan how I can involve young people in leadership
I will seek opportunities to learn
I will listen more
I will tell the church warden it was me that broke the window
I will build in some professional development this year
I will develop an actual admin system (catch glimpses of the surface of my desk)
I will try and eat less ‘Big Macs’
I will look at the calender for the year and book some time off in advance
I will make a point of meeting up with a less experienced youth minister
I will make a point of meeting up with a more experienced youth minister
I will read some of the books I keep buying but don’t actually read
I will not skateboard in Church (unless there’s no one around)

Over here at Diocesan Youth Desk my cunning plan is to invest much more prayer in my ministry, take some faith risks and drink less coffee 🙂
Wishing you every blessing and an adventure of a year!