Looking ahead at 2024, you are probably thinking about the bigger picture. You know your ministry doesn’t stop with you. It trickles down not only to those you lead, but to those they lead, and to those they lead.

Effective leadership has the potential for maximum impact. You want to see your teams and ministries flourish, thrive, and expand. You want to see disciples and leaders made and multiplied. You want to see the Kingdom coming closer with each step forward they take in their plans.  

That’s what those you are leading want too. They’re looking for clarity and direction. They’re looking for practical, strategic ways of doing ministry better and smarter. They’re looking for customized solutions and top-notch guidance. So how can you stand ready to provide the most helpful guidance you can?  

Consider your ministries’ specific needs

What challenges are you facing now? What issues are you likely to be facing throughout this next year. So what are the issues you are facing? Think it through: do you need help knowing how to develop leaders? How to make disciples? How to multiply your ministries? How to deal with conflicts? How to get others on board with the vision? How to navigate leadership transitions? You’ll want to pre-think some of the most common needs your ministry will face this coming year so you can lead through the issues in the most effective and healthy possible ways. 

Reflect on your own skill base

Given the demands of your ministry, what will be required from you? Brainstorming help? Strategic planning strategies? Help casting vision? Determine which skills you’ll most need to grow in to help you sharpen your leadership in the new year.  

Plan ahead to expand your ministry influence

In addition to identifying your needs and sharpening your own skill set in 2024, you’ll want to take a wider view of your own ministry. How can you expand your ministries’ influence, be more effective, and go deeper? How can you target the influence and impact of your ministry so it grows and you’re in a stronger position to help more people? How can you know that your efforts are resulting in more life change, transformation, and the extension of God’s Kingdom? 

Survey says….

As you know, InFocus empowers leaders to navigate complex issues of ministry to multiply disciples, cultivate leaders, and plant churches.  The way we do that is coaching, training and consulting.  Do us a favor and let us know how we can best service you in 2024.  

Your voice matters. As we plan out how to best come alongside you in your ministry, we want to hear from the person who matters most—you. You know your ministry. You know your skill sets and goals. Take a minute or two to complete this SHORT SURVEY to let us know how we can laser-focus on what you need most in 2024. Your response will directly impact what you get from us this year.

This post was originally posted and adapted from Christian Coaching Tools

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