Recently I shared some questions with our staff to consider answering as we head into a new year. Giving Chad (my co-pastor) and me the answers was optional, but encouraged as a way for me to know where they are and as a form of personal accountability. I have received some great answers. It seems that just the process of answering has spurred some honest thoughts and feedback. If the staff (and Chad and me) complete our list, 2009 is going to be a great year!
Consider answering these questions for your own environment; changing each question to account for your unique work environment.
1. What task do you have to perform in your area of responsibility that you most need to get better at doing?
2. In what area of the ministry (organization) do you wish you had more experience?
3. What personal or spiritual discipline do you want to improve in 2009?
4. How can Chad and I personally help you improve in your work, spiritual, or personal life in 2009?
In fairness, this afternoon I will post my own answer to these questions.