Action Planning For My New Appointment

Points for Reflection Before I Begin Planning

[pullquote cite=”Mary Huycke” type=”left, right”]What’s most important to focus on in your first 90 days? Set specific goals for yourself, making sure your goals are SMART:

  • Specific,
  • Measurable,
  • Attainable,
  • Relevant,
  • TimeBound.

[/pullquote]Schedule time for a discussion with your District Superintendent about your new ministry setting. Together, review the profile and any other pertinent information about this setting.  Both before and after,  take time to reflect on the following areas:

  1. What have I already learned about this ministry setting?
  2. What has surprised me the most?
  3. What about this ministry setting excites me? Where do I feel my energy rising?
  4. What about this ministry setting concerns me. About what am I feeling anxious?
  5. What strengths do I bring?
  6. What will challenge me?
  7. How do I want to stretch myself? What skill, attitude or behavior do I want to develop in myself?
  8. How do I want to be experienced by those in this new ministry setting? What will that mean for how I need to show up?
  9. What three things do I want to keep in mind about this ministry setting?
  10. Given what I know about my new setting, and what I’ve heard in this workshop, on what three areas do I need to concentrate my attention in the first 90 days? What is a goal I could name for each area?

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